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Here at the Great Chefs, we want to make sure you have everything you need to become a better chef/cook. We have put together a list of resources for you to use to further your culinary endeavors. We provide our recommendations on everything from Blogs, Radio Shows, Culinary Schools and Specialty food stores where you can find those hard to find ingredients no matter where you live.
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Aidell’s Sausage Company
2400 Baumann Avenue
San Lorenzo, CA 94580
A wide array of traditional and specialty sausages of the highest quality, reasonably priced.
Alan Zeman’s Sonoran Spices
P.O. Box 31283
Tucson, AZ 85712
A spice blend developed by the chef, featuring peppers with orange.
Albert Uster Imports, Inc.
9211 Gaither Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
A professional source for bakery equipment and supplies, including gold dust.
American Spoon Foods
P.O. Box 566
Petroskey, MI 49770
Chef Larry Forgione and his partner Justin Rashid package a wonderful line of dried fruits and other ingredients for cooking, including dried cranberries and cherries, and many regional American specialties from other companies.
12920 Cloverleaf Center Drive
Germantown, MD 20874
The mail-order division of the famed New York gourmet market, with everything from fresh pastas and excellent sauces to prime meats, desserts, and such foods as pate de foie gras, capon, quail, heasant, squid, venison, and imported and domestic caviars.
144 Will Drive
Canton, MA 02021
Wonderful infused olive oils, citrus oils, world vinegars, flavorings, and extracts.
280 Wilson Avenue
Newark, NJ 07105
Considered the best source in this country for fresh foie gras, D’Artagnan also offers fresh game birds and meats, sausages, free-range poultry, duck fat, smoked duck, and pate de foie gras.
Ducktrap River of Maine
57 Little River Drive
Belfast, ME 04915
Smoked seafood, including smoked scallops, mussels, and shrimp, made Ducktrap famous with New England food aficionados, and it remains the source for some of the best available nationally.
The Farm at Mt. Walden
150 Kelley Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630
This small smokehouse in the foothills of the Shenandoahs offers fine smoked trout, as well as hot-smoked salmon.
Gray’s Grist Mill
638 Adamsville Road
Westport, MA 02790
This small mill on the Massachusetts/Rhode Island state line, sells white flint cornmeal for true Rhode Island johnnycakes, as well as brown-bread flour and various pancake and muffin mixes.
P.O. Box 9003
Smithfield, VA 23430
While many people substitute prosciutto in recipes calling for Smithfield ham, there is really no comparable product. The hams are available cooked and presliced.
Harrington of Vermont
210 E. Main Street
Richmond, VT 05477
A well-known source of Vermont-style cob-smoked hams, country bacon, and other smoked specialties.
171 Jamison Lane
Latrobe, PA 15650
While every supermarket carries lamb, very few specialty butchers carry the kind of free-range organically fed lamb that can be shipped from this Pennsylvania farm.
619 N. Colorado Street
Lockhart, TX 78644
They will ship their famous sausages, brisket, chops and ribs.
Allston, MA 02134
This firm gained regional fame by offering the finest quality of seafood in its restaurants. In addition to shipping clambakes, you can count on them for many varieties of fish and shellfish as well as excellent chowder and bluefish pate.
Leonard Solomon’s Wines & Spirits
1456 North Dayton
Chicago, IL 60622
Specialty grains and other beans, oils, vinegars, crème fraiche, salmon, smoked fish, pates, caviars, special sausages, smoked duck breast, pastrami, imported cheeses, Amazon spices, frozen purees, and vanilla beans.
L’Esprit de Campagne
P.O. Box 3130
Winchester, VA 22604
Dried vine-ripened tomatoes in various forms, including halves marinated in extra-virgin olive oil with herbs; pureed; and sprinkles. The company also offers dried apples, cherries, blueberries, and cranberries, all unsulphured and with no preservatives.
Marblehead Lobster Company
Beacon and Orne Streets
Marblehead, MA 01945
A fine source for fresh lobsters of all sizes.
Mo Hotta, Mo Betta
2822 Limerick Street
Savannah, GA 31404
Asian, Latin American, Indian, African, and Caribbean spices and sauces; barbecue sauces; jerk sauces; and condiments.
More Than Gourmet
929 Home Avenue
Akron, OH 44310
Demi-Glace Gold and Glace de Poulet Gold, two classic French sauces of four-star quality that are made in the classic manner of Escoffier. An ultimate short-cut for the home cook.
P.O. Box 254
Waldoro, ME 04572
One of the region’s best goat cheese makers, with a tart yet creamy product.
The Mozzarella Company
2944 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75226
In addition to mozzarella, cheese-maker Paula Lambert makes rolls with various fillings such as ancho chilies, and also sells Texas goat cheese and scamorza, a smoked mozzarella.
151 Richmond Street
Boston, MA 02109
Replicate a meal in Boston’s North End with products from one of the area’s best-known purveyors of Italian food-stuffs.
Stonington Lobster Co-op
Indian Point Road
Stonington, ME 04681
Since 1948, this firm gathers its wares from a number of different suppliers, and offers lobster to pick up or ship around the world.
S. Wallace Edwards & Sons, Inc.
P.O. Box 25
Surry, VA 23883
Hickory-smoked aged Virginia hams, bacon, and Surry sausages, as well as Virginia seafood including crab cakes, smoked tuna, and Chesapeake Bay oysters.
Take Home Maui, Inc.
121 Dickenson Street
Lahaina, HI 96761
Maui onions, macadamia nut products, papayas, pineapples.
Texas Wild Game Cooperative
3296 Junction Highway
Ingram, TX 78025
Axis venison for stews, chili, and roasts; smoked venison and pork sausage; smoked wild boar; Axis deer hides.
Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery
Pitman 40 Road
Websterville, VT 05678
A source for crème fraiche and European-style cheeses, including fromage blanc and Mascarpone.