View the winners of the 2014 Editors’ Choice Food Awards — Sauces Category.
Claremont, New Hampshire
Darlene Ball makes this fragrant, flavorful pesto with fresh basil (sourced locally in season), Parmesan and Romano cheeses, pine nuts, garlic, and a secret ingredient: butter. It tastes so incredible we can’t help but wonder why we didn’t think of that before. Her pesto adds robust flavor to pasta, homemade pizza, scrambled eggs, toasted panini, and even soup. We’ll even own up to eating it straight out of the container.
Suggested Retail Price: $6.50 per 7-ounce container
Where to Find It: Select co-op and specialty food stores throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, including Roy’s in Peterborough, NH.
BALSAMIC BLUEBERRY & MAPLE DRESSING
WOZZ! KITCHEN CREATIONS
Soon after globe-trotting couple Warrick (Wozz for short) Dowsett and Ashley Thompson settled for good in Vermont, they got to work creating a line of small-batch condiments, dressings, and glazes inspired by both the flavors of their travels and seasonal ingredients closer to home. Made with local fresh blueberries and pure maple syrup, their Balsamic Blueberry & Maple Dressing is a standout, lending a unique, sweet, and fruity tang to salads, poultry, and seafood.
Suggested Retail Price: $10 per 8.5-ounce bottle
Where to Find It: Select specialty food stores throughout New England, including Fresh Market in Bedford, NH; Fruit Center Marketplace in Milton and Hingham, MA; Onion River Coop in Burlington, VT; online at: wozzkitchencreations.com