The spice is right
Artisanal condiments are the latest front in the slow food war, and our taste buds are thrilled to be part of the collateral damage. Jojo’s Sriracha ($12) is a new brand of small-batch chili sauce created by Joelene Collins, who became so entranced by the stuff at the age 15 that she now slathers it on her ice cream.
Her particular take on the classic Thai table staple is made from a variety of locally sourced peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic and organic palm sugar — and no two batches are exactly alike. Despite the variation, her current blends will challenge your loyalty to that bottle of Huy Fong Foods “rooster sauce” that’s been squeezed so much your girlfriend is jealous. Based on the resounding success of the sauce, Collins also plans to experiment with different and more exotic flavor combinations in the future. Snag a bottle today while supplies still last on Etsy, or if you’re already cool enough to live in Brooklyn, you can always score a jar at The Ploughman and Brooklyn Brine Store.
Buy Now: $12