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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)
While Corti Bros. Grocers and Wine Merchants site ( 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)
Frog Hollow Farm’s organic offerings (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)
Xuan’s perfect, handmade treats. (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)
Jones’ excellent Ethiopian Yrga Cheffe is a steal. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
A Murray’s subscription gets you three half-pound cheeses per month. (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)