I am at the Fancy Food show in New York City this week, wandering through miles of aisles, inspecting cheese and yogurt, gawking at the incredible variety of vinegars on display this year, and tasting a "relaxation drink" called Slow Cow. (More on that to come).
This show is the primary place for all makers of gourmet foods (sauce, oil, cheese, dairy, pastry, chocolate...) to show off their wares to potential distributors and retailers. It's quite a zoo of food, but there are some gems to be found in the packed, crowded halls.
One such gem that intrigued me is this organic ghee, made from organic, grass-fed milk in upstate New York. I love cooking with ghee, and having a local and organic source of this clarified butter is wonderful.
They also just released a line of infused and flavored ghees — like one infused with cardamom and other spices, and another infused with garlic. They have one flavored with Italian herbs that looks very intriguing.
• Find it: Organic Ghee, $8.95 to $14.95 at Pure Indian Foods
Here's a look at our top ten finds at last year's Fancy Food Show. We'll be bringing you a few of our favorites from this year throughout the week.
Related: Good Question: How Do I Use Ghee?
(Images: Faith Durand)