pashmakGive exciting ingredients to food-loving friends who cook, and you may be invited back to enjoy what they create with them. Above, saffron-flavored pashmak, a Persian spun-sugar floss, is a gourmet version of cotton candy that can be used to decorate elegant desserts. It is available in several flavors from Pariya Food.




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November 2005

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Gourmet Ingredients For Great Palates

Page 1: Oil, Vinegar, Salts & Seasonings


Many people who love fine food also love to cook.  Here are some of our favorite ingredients and accompaniments. This is Page 1 of a three-page article. Click on the black links below to visit other pages.

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Oils & Vinegars


Pacifica Culinaria
Avocado Oil

Many people aren’t even familiar with avocado oils, let alone these incredible infused oils from Pacifica Culinaria. They can be used to grill, sauté, sear or just drizzle on a dish as an anointing oil. Some of the flavors include Blood Orange Avocado Oil, Key Lime Avocado Oil, Coastal Lemon Avocado Oil, Roasted Chili Avocado Oil, and Provençal Herb Infused Avocado Oil. We like to stick them in gift baskets or buy three or four, wrap them in tissue paper and present them in a beautiful box. Also see our review of Olivado Avocado Oil, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week.

  • 8.5 Ounce Bottle

pacifica culinaria

Boyajian Oil & Vinegar
Sampler Boxes

Boyajian’s wonderful infused oils are available in one-ounce samples. The Mini Baker Box is perfect for the bakes on your list. It contains their top-quality Almond Extract, Anise Flavoring, Peppermint Flavoring and Rum Flavoring. We can’t live without the vinegars in the Mini Vinegar Box contains Raspberry Vinegar, Sweet Plum Vinegar, Garlic Vinegar, and Ginger Vinegar. The Mini Asian Oil Box contains everything needed to kick up homestyle Asian dishes: Asian Chili Oil, Fragrant Peanut Oil, Spicy Sesame Oil, and Toasted Sesame Oil. The Mini Olive Oil Box has Basil Oil, Garlic Oil, Lemon Pepper Oil, and Roasted Chili Oil—perfect for salads, bread dippers, or adding depth of flavor to variety of dishes. See our complete reviews of Boyajian Infused Olive Oils and Boyajian Infused Vinegar, both NIBBLE Top Picks Of The Week.

  • Mini Baker’s Box
  • Mini Vinegar Box
  • Mini Asian Oil Box
  • Mini Olive Oil Box
olive oils
Above, Mini Olive Oil Box. Below, Mini Baker’s Box.
baker's box
Salts & Seasonings  

Victoria Gourmet
Culinary Salts of the World

While giving loved ones a trip around the world might be a little out of your price range, this collection of salts from Victoria Gourmet will certainly give them a taste tour of several culinary destinations. These gorgeous salts are perfect for finishing dishes. They add texture, flavor and even color. The Culinary Salts of the World set also comes with a beautiful handmade Maple wooden salt tray. Learn more about gourmet salts in our Salt Glossary.

  • Culinary Salts of the World

culinary salts


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