You don't have to globetrot to experience authentic flavors from around the world. With more and more countries making their native ingredients and exotic foods available to the US, bringing international flavors to your table has never been easier! The next time you want to eat around the world, consider one of these tasty selections.
Vic Cherikoff's DownUnder Splashes
The Vic Cherikoff DownUnder Splashes are made with the finest extra virgin olive oil, Australian macadamia oil and camellia tea oil. These cholesterol-free Down Under cooking oils have a high smoke point and can be used for sauteing meats, poultry, fish or veggies as well as for simple drizzling on salads or finished dishes.
Try the Outback Smoke Splash to give your food a flavor you can only get from an authentic outback campfire. The High Country Zinger Splash will infuse your food with flavors from the wild southern Australian alpine ranges, including mountain pepper and a zing of chile. Daintree Drizzle Splash will bring the wild aromatic spices of the Australian rainforest to your table. Coolangatta Chili Splash delivers a blend of rainforest lemon myrtle, coconut and a bite of chile.
Vic Cherikoff's DownUnder Splashes are available at Whole Foods, Citarella markets on the East Coast and Bristol Farms on the West Coast. Also available are Vic Cherikoff's DownUnder Sauces. For more information and other Australian food products, visit Cherikoff.net
Chileangourmet Merken Spice and Kultrun Oil
A blend of dried and smoked red chilies (aji cacho de cabra or "goats horn"), toasted ground coriander seeds, ground cumin and salt, Chilean Gourmet's Merken delivers a unique smoky flavor with a scintillating spicy kick.
Also available is Chileangourmet's Kultrun Oil, a blend of Merken and Chilean extra virgin olive oil, which can be enjoyed as a dipping sauce, whisked into a salad dressing, or added to a marinade to impart smokiness to meats, poultry, fish or vegetables.
Chileangourmet is an environmentally and socially responsible producer of indigenous foods from Chile. Merken and Kultrun are available at Whole Foods Markets and Williams Sonoma. For more information, visit Chileangourmet.cl
Greg Norman's Australian Prime
Want to sink your teeth into a tender bite of Down Under grain-fed beef? Professional golfer and businessman Greg Norman, along with the Australian Agricultural Company (AAco), Australia's oldest surviving beef-producing corporation, has brought a luxe brand of Australian Wagyu to the US market.
Greg Norman Signature Wagyu is part of the world's first fully ID-trackable "farm to plate" beef range. Wagyu is a super-premium beef known not only for its generous marbling, but also for its fat quality. This specialty grain-fed beef is substantially lower in saturated fat as compared to other beef.
Greg Norman Signature Wagyu is available at all Bristol Farms locations and other select locations. For more information, visit GNAPrime.com.au
National Geographic's Foods of the World
The next time you want to be culinarily transported to another country, visit the newly launched Foods of the World (NationalGeographicFoods.com). Offering a diverse array of artisan and specialty items from more than 30 countries, Foods of the World is not only an online store for global food ingredients, it is also an interactive website that offers in-depth information about a food's country of origin and encourages visitors to share recipes from their travels or culture.
Consumers can select from a variety of gift baskets, samplers and other food assortments according to country and food type. Food categories include cheese, chocolates and desserts, coffees and teas, dry goods, cured meats and seafood, oils and vinegars, and sauces and spreads.
In addition to these selections, Foods of the World also offers several Food Club options, containing monthly gift shipments with foods from around the globe (three-, six- and 12-month "tasting tours" are currently available). Choose Cheeses for Wine Tastings, Chocolates and Cookies, Oils and Vinegars, and Cheeses from Around the World, or indulge in the World Explorer, a one-of-a-kind cultural experience that lasts a full year. For more information, visit, NationalGeographicFoods.com
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