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Oct 1, 2010 10:39 PM

What is the Best Condiment You Ever Had?

Condiments...not entrees...not side dishes......simply, condiments.

What is the best "flavor adder" you have ever had with a dish? Could be local, could be American, could be International.

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  1. I love Jane's Crazy Salt ....we use it a lot. They also have a lime verison that is super on corn.

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    1. re: LaLa

      My kids put Jane's on everything! Best invention in the world. Eggs, soups, pasta...

      1. re: samsaulavi

        Jane's and Crystal hot sauce season just about everything we make. of course, they are in addition to the "regular" seasonings for a dish.

    2. A tart Bar-le-Duc currant jelly with foie gras...yum! Also, katjap manis with cornish hens.

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      1. re: Veggo

        Bar-le-Duc is something I have heard about since forever and always wanted to get my hands on. Was this recently? In the States?

            1. re: sarabean

              Holy moly - $40 for 3 oz of jam? You could get some halfway-decent caviar for that price!

              But then (according to the site), this is the only jam where each little red currant is carefully hand-seeded using a goose quill.

              1. re: BobB

                That's what I was surprised about seeing the pics - doesn't look seeded to me. What is the world coming to.

                1. re: BobB

                  Please tell me where I can get halfway decent caviar for under $15 per ounce.

                    1. re: pikawicca

                      MAy not be the best caviar, but I think it qualifies as halfway decent


                      $38 per oz.

                      1. re: pikawicca

                        I know we're not talking serious Iranian at that price (or anywhere near it). Granted I was being somewhat hyperbolic, but also thinking of the fact that many of my Russian friends happily serve $5 jars of supermarket salmon roe "caviar" with their vodka, and what you can get for $15 an ounce is a big step up from that.

                    2. re: sarabean

                      I doubt the $40.00 jar of Bar le Duc red currant preserve tastes $35.31 worth of difference better than this:

                      1. re: Caroline1

                        Most of the Hero brand jams are very tasty, noticeably better than their American counterparts.That's mass-market brands, of course. Nothing beats homemade.

                        1. re: eclecticsynergy

                          Hurrah for Hero brand preserves! I like them for their lack of added pectin and their simple ingredients list.

                          1. re: cgfan

                            hero is terrific!
                            homemade flavor
                            really fresh

                2. busha brownes spicy love apple sauce(chutney) great on fries

                  1. Barbecue Sauce

                    Horseradish Mayo

                    Ginger & Scallion Oil

                    Chili Oil

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                    1. re: fourunder

                      This is actually a clever post, so I'm adding to my Chimichurri (had it at, believe it or not, an Argentinian joint I found on the outskirts of Vegas) post from a while ago... Thank you fourunder for your contributions... I second the • Horseradish Mayo, • Ginger & Scallion Oil, • Chili Oil, and I add...

                      • Korean BBQ sauce (the dark, soy coloured marinade)
                      • Aunties and Uncles homemade ketchup (not sure if they do it anymore)
                      • The Easy Breakfast's side of ancho chile jam with their burrito
                      • Tamarind dipping sauce (multi purpose)
                      • aioli combos (lemon, garlic)

                      That's all for now.

                      1. re: johnnaef

                        +1 on sriracha.
                        Also green habanero hot sauce.