Brooklyn-made STAGG Jam + Marmalade

Small-batch, handmade spreads in thoughtful flavors

There’s much more coming out of Brooklyn than art and leather goods. In fact, some of the treats produced there happen to be rather delectable. STAGG jams and marmalades—all small-batch and handmade in Crown Heights—happen be a notable addition. The ingredients are simple and local, and are combined in a very traditional manner involving slow-cooking the whole fruit for up to 12 hours. The jam’s …

Feeling the Burn

Six different indie foods to relieve your spicy fix, from Hawaiian beef chips to sweet Korean gochujang

There’s something about the temperature rising that makes you want to follow suit. If you’ve found yourself pouring Cholula over every single dish lately (I too, purchase mine in bulk by the half-gallon), break out of the rut with these artisanal delights that show off the versatile use of chile peppers, from sweet to smoky. Rather than try to make you cry, these handmade foods …

Well-Made Condiments by Sir Kensington’s

As food awareness moves forward, the brand is helping to keep sauces on par

Why read a story about condiments? Or, for that matter: why write one? After doing a full product range tasting with Sir Kensington‘s co-founder and CEO Mark Ramadan it became evident that there’s a conversation here worth having. Over the last few years, food awareness has increased dramatically—words and phrases like organic, non-GMO, cage-free and free-range now grace our vocabularies and ingredients labels have become …