1. Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce (Thailand)
is thicker than most hot sauces, with a sweet and spicy garlicky kick. Try it drizzled over steak and eggs or stirred into soups and pasta.
$3.99 for 17 ounces, amazon.com
2. Patak's Hot Lime Relish (India)
is a spicy and aromatic relish made of chopped pickled limes. Try it stirred into ground beef for burger patties or mixed in a veggie stir-fry.
$4.99 for 10 ounces, indiaplaza.com
3. Nutella (Italy)
is a gooey chocolate-hazelnut spread. Try it as a dip for pretzels or as frosting on a cake.
$3.60 for 13 ounces, nutellausa.com for stores
4. Vegemite (Australia)
is a tar-like paste that starts out sweet, but ends on a malted note. Try it spread thin on toast or diluted with water for basting roasted chicken.
$4.95 for 5 ounces, simplyoz.com
5. Kewpie Mayonnaise (Japan)
is tangier, sweeter and more flavorful than American mayonnaise. Try it as a dipping sauce with fried foods or in any mayo-based salad.
$5.48 for 18 ounces, asianfoodgrocer.com
6. Branston Pickle Relish (England)
is a mix of pickled chopped veggies in a thick, sweet and smoky sauce. Try it in a cheddar cheese sandwich or served with a pork loin roast.
$5.05 for 13 ounces, britishfoodshop.com