The FOODCRUNCH LIST consists of the Top Ingredients with which we are currently head-over-heals in love (gastronomically speaking).
O Newsome's Kentucky Country Ham--get the free-range ham with no hormones or antibiotics. O Gioia Cheese Fresh Burata--with hierloom tomatoes, or just with olive oil and salt. but my favorite? served at room temp as a faux egg white with a warmed yoke in its center, topped with truffle oil and chives--unless you can get shaved white truffles
O D'artagnan Bison Tenderloin--put it, sliced 1/2-inch thick, in a zip lock bag for at least 1 hour, with a good balsmic vinegar and chopped mint, then quick grill or pan sear. Serve rare.
O Spurngli Grand Cru Chocolate
O China Blue Sesame Soy Sauce--use it on your stir fry
O Fra'Mani Salame Nostrano and Classic Italian Sausage (we have an investment interest)
O Kahiltna Alaska Birch Syrup--try it on French Toast made with crusty french bread and topped with sharp cheddar cheese.
O Greenberg Smoked Turkeys--just order and serve these birds; they give you a reason to be thankful on Thanksgiving
Pancetta from Salumi in Seattle
Pepper Patch Bourban Cakes
Fatted Calf Mortadella