At the recent Fancy Food Show-the popularity of global cuisines and far flung flavors-continues.
Notable=Mid East+ African staples-spices-favors go mainstream with eye catching packaging...
Some Tasty examples:
Ready To Eat:
|Fabalish made a splash at last year's show with their deft use of cooked chickpea water-(Aquafaba-a dairy/egg replacer fyi) in their versatile sauces. Heat and serve-rte Baked Falafels...spare us the extra calories of fried versions-with these. KID SNACK ALERT - pop in a toaster oven/microwave for fast easy treat.|
Like Couscous...(or Quinoa)
|YOLÉLÉ FONIO-aka 'the ancient grain' is naturally gluten free and cooks up fast like couscous +can be used in recipes-similarly. A drought resitant crop-grown by rural farmers in Western Africa.. is naturally blessed with protein, fiber and iron. WIN WIN WIN WIN Available-Whole Foods, Thrive, Amazon...|
|Yolélé co-founded by Chef Pierre Thiam|
|New York Shuk spice blend offerings include Mid-East staple ZA'TAR, Moroccan Ras El Hanout, Shawarma,Baharat, Yemen-Hawaij- and versions of Tunisian Harissa (including a rose inflected one)|
|Saffron deliciously flavors this fresh lemon marmalade (AND SOFI WINNER) by BRINS (a Brooklyn based business that earned accolades for their fab jam-marmalade flavors).|
|We didn't even know Uganda yielded vanilla extract yet this country is the fourth largest world producer!|
Priced similarly to Madagascar's. We tried this Nielsen-Massey Ugandan version. It has multi-layers of really can taste it flavor-a spice with milk-chocolate-y-naturally sweet overtones. AND it tastes different than the Indonesian vanilla-pictured above on the left.
|Organic Tahini (mashed roasted sesame seeds)...with tropical flair and peppery heat-these shelf stable versatile spreads, sauces, and frankly-worthy of eating right out of the jar...are by Little Brother-from a Greece based company|
|The Perfect Pita (a based in Virginia company)-now serves up HUMMUS IN A SQUEEZE BOTTLE. SMART!|
|AT Whole Foods...in four flavors|