Fondo di Trebbiano Balsamic of Modena, aged 8 years then bottled. Thick and syrupy with a raspberry-like flavor, available at Tuco's Cafe and Wine Market in Davis, CA. Tony Tantillo Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, a descent, everyday balsamic, avaliable at Safeway
I always have Michael Chiarello's NapaStyle Toasted Spice Rub and Cocoa Spice Rub in my kitchen. I use them on all kinds of meats and roasted vegetables. NapaStyle makes many types of spice rubs but these are my favorites.
Cuisine Perel is located in San Rafael, CA. They make many vinegar products and a lot more. These are my favorite Cuisine Perel vinegars, Black Fig, D'Anjou Pear, and Spicy Pecan.
La Tourangelle Toasted Walnut Oil, grown and produced in Woodland, CA. I recently saw it in the gourmet section of our local safeway and at the Nugget Market in Davis.
Saloio Portuguese Olive Oil is deeply flavored and is best used as a dipping oil. Available at Tuco's Wine Market and Cafe in Davis, CA.
Kozlowski Farms of Sonoma County, Premium Burgundy Wine Vinegar is a good all-round red vinegar. Others from Koslowski that I use mostly in vinaigrettes are Black Raspberry Vinegar and Red Raspberry Vinegar. All are available at a well-stocked market.
Golden Whisk POMEGRANATES au MERLOT maybe purchased by contacting; LaRegina@GoldenWhisk.com. This was updated on 8-30-06.
Tulocay's Made in Napa Valley, Baja Marinade with Chiles and Lime. This is superb with fish, chicken and pork. Available on-line and in kitchen and specialty stores.
Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar from Trader Joe's and Grapevine Trading Company. Fantastic for lighter marinades, salads, fruits. Go asian by adding garlic, ginger, cilantro, hot peppers, lime juice and soy sauce for a chicken or fish marinade that's hard to beat.