For extra flavor
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For extra flavor
Clockwise from top, Lambda olive oil, La Quercia prosciutto, smoked sea salt (on plate), piment d’espelette and black peppercorns from Kerala, India. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Worth the bother
While Corti Bros. Grocers and Wine Merchants site (www.cortibros.biz) is a bit difficult to navigate, you will find terrific imported items including Consorcio Español Conservo, producer of outstanding tuna conserves, sardines and anchovies. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Conserves
Frog Hollow Farm’s organic offerings (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)
Chocolate
Xuan’s perfect, handmade treats. (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)
Coffee
Jones’ excellent Ethiopian Yrga Cheffe is a steal. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Cheese club
A Murray’s subscription gets you three half-pound cheeses per month. (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)
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