Epicurean delights waiting on the Webwww.templeofthai.com
Hundreds of ingredients from Thailand are available at this Web site. Think curry pastes, preserved tamarind, black sticky rice, canned rambutan and jackfruit, as well as cookbooks and Asian cookware.
The site also features Thai recipes and a newsletter. Topics include how to choose a good fish, cooking with kaffir lime leaves and using tamarind.
If thinking about Habitant Homestyle Green Tomato Chow Chow, Wellesley Apple Butter, and Vachon Caramel makes you salivate, then Always Canadian is the answer.
Robert Peters founded the company after choking down U.S. dorm food at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The products ― canned goods, powdered mixes, candy, cookies and coffee ― can be sent anywhere in the world.
This German Web site sells canned herring, sauerkraut, mustard and rotessa (red cabbage), as well as German coffees, cheeses and vinegars. In addition, there are German cookbooks, kitchen utensils and beer steins.
Designed for the gourmets searching for the finest ingredients, this Seattle-based site offers vintage olive oils from Tuscany, aged balsamics from Vignola, hondroelia olives from Greece, bigarier red olives from Morocco, salted capers from Sicily, dried porcini mushrooms from Tuscany and black truffles from Provence.
Happiness is eating food that reminds you of home. For some it’s green curry, for others it’s fresh bing cherries, for still others it’s Vachon caramel after a cup of coffee.
If you’re an expatriate living in Korea, here are a few Web sites that will send you tastes from home.
by Joe Yong-hee