Stamp your passport the globe-trotting gourmand way, with sauce stains and coffee rings, one plate at a time.
Black Garlic Biltong // Righteous Felon // West Chester, PA
A staple of Indigenous South African peoples such as the Khoikhoi, Biltong was developed to preserve meat without refrigeration. Long active days, meant a lean protein source was imperative and if this snack can fuel a wild game hunt in sub saharan Africa our guess is it’s not a bad 3pm hunger suppressor at the office. Until recently, it was reasonably difficult to attain stateside. Eat it out of the bag or treat Biltong like prosciutto in an salad or on a cheese platter.
Biltong Fried Rice Recipe
Frozen Vodka Tonic Recipe Here
True Tonic Syrup // Pratt Standard Cocktail Company // Washington, DC
“My Family’s Standard For Food That I Grew Up With Is What This Company Is About — Authenticity, Flavor, And Connection.”
-Tory Pratt, Founder
Spiced Orange Margarita Recipe Here
Thankfully, Tory Pratt has high standards for the quality of her craft cocktail syrups. Pratt Standard's tonic syrup elevates your home cocktails in seconds and offers up an open-ended itinerary of recipes. Want to be transported to an Italian cafe? Try the Negronic. Or polish off a G&T as the British Navy would...
A Bit Of Travel History:
"The Gin & Tonic was introduced by the army of the British East India Company in India. In India and other tropical regions, malaria was a persistent problem. In the 1700s Scottish doctor George Cleghorn studied how quinine, a traditional cure for malaria, could be used to prevent the disease. The quinine was drunk in tonic water, however the bitter taste was unpleasant. British officers in India in the early 19th century took to adding a mixture of water, sugar, lime and gin to the quinine in order to make the drink more palatable, thus gin and tonic was born"
4 Quick Pratt Standard Cocktails Recipes:
Coconut Curry Noodle Bowl With Pork Recipe Here
Indian Curry Paste // Entube // Los Angeles, CA
What makes a classic curry? A dash of this, a pinch of that, a secret ad hoc mix of turmeric and chili, earthy cumin and sweet fennel, slow-cooked for hours, long to make and hard to find. What makes it otherworldly? The unexpected citrus spark of acerola berries and a travel-friendly package to bring its exotic mix of flavors anywhere you go. Forget waiting all day stove-side for the spices to meld just right; Entube is a squeeze away. And a perfect autumn meal is as simple as a quick sauté of sauce, onions, olive oil, and coconut milk, simmered with mussels and served with lime and cilantro.
2 Easy Entube Recipes:
Coconut Curry Mussels Recipe Here
Roasted Eggplant With BasBaas Sauce Recipe Here
Basbaas // Coconut Cilantro Chutney // Hudson Valley, NY
Sweet heat, with unexpected fruit undertones. It’s a go-to addition to spice up most meals in Somalia. Spread it on toast in the morning, use it as a finishing sauce on chicken, or use it as a base for salad dressing. This sauce is vegan, gluten free, non-gmo, organic ingredients when possible, no added sugar.
5 Fast Uses
- Basbaas Wings
- Base for Salad Dressing
- Basbaas + Grilled Meat (Try Mixing With Yoghurt)
- Basbaas on Salmon
- Kick up a Hot Dog or Burger
Hawa, Basbaas Owner
Warm Salad of Roasted Squash, Prosciutto and Hot Honey Recipe Here
Barrel Aged Hot Honey // Red Clay Hot Sauce // Charleston, SC
Take a road trip down the historic highways of the South and you’ll dive into buttery grits and shrimp, juicy chicken and waffles and barbecue that may just change your life. Well, Red Clay Hot Honey tastes good on all that stuff and pretty much anything you drizzle it on. The secret? Sweet heat. A partnership that upgrades everything from a mundane slice of cheese on a cracker to a ball of vanilla ice cream.
5 Fast Uses
- Breakfast Biscuit
- Roasted Carrots
- Ice Cream
- Fried Chicken
Hot Honey Recipes:
Tea Chocolate // Mast Chocolate // Mount Kisco, NY
Tea. From the backest of back alleys in Istanbul to the night markets of Marrakesh to the train cars on the trans Siberian-railway, almost anywhere you travel, tea is being sipped. Mast Brothers harness the subtle aromatics of organic black tea with the world's other obsession, chocolate, to create a bar that offers the perfect escape. We like it with high noon coffee or as a midnight snack.
Bison Kebabs With Red Wine Chocolate Glaze Recipe Here
Mast Chocolate Recipe:
Dispatches From The Road:
Munnar, Western Ghats Mountain Range, India
“There’s about 7 places in Kerala that serve booze but 7,000,000 roadside stands that will stud a nice cup of tea with local cardamom and ginger.”
-Reggie Milligan, Co-Founder, Mantry.com
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