CONDIMENTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Like rock stars, these global goodies have their fair share of groupies. One taste and you'll jump on the cult condiment bandwagon, too.
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