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2024 Pantry Awards

“An instant flavor bomb! Holy heaven, is this delicious! So spicy! Lemony! Herbaceous! I loved tasting it out of the jar”

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The Best Chili Crisps

“This is Riddley’s favorite Sichuan-style chili crisp. It provides that expected tingly-numbness, but is also wicked spicy. “

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Best Herb-Based Hot Sauce: Zhug

“This bright, herby hot sauce comes from Yemen and is popular around the Middle East. It’s chimichurri meets salsa verde with an intensely spicy kick. “

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47 Awesome Gifts

“We’re surprised zhug isn’t as well known as its cousins like shatta and coriander chutney, but it’s a condiment every foodie should cozy up to.”

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The 30 Best Gifts Under $50

“It’s way more than your average bottle of chili oil. You can use it with abandon. Give a bottle to the hot sauce lover in your life. “

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A Condiment That Brings the Heat

“For me, ruddy Chinese chile oil is a must-have staple to unleash fire on many dishes. Blank Slate Kitchen in Brooklyn has just introduced…”

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29 Best Food Gifts

“Our editors always have this condiment tucked into their pantries… makes for a luxurious topper to may we say, anything?”

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The 18 Best Gifts For Cooks Of Every Skill Level

“For anyone in a cooking rut, an internationally-inspired sauce might be exactly what they need to feel creative.”

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Best Christmas gifts for best friends

“For the chef in your life, we suggest these culinary must-haves. The set has fiery Sichuan Chili Oil, as well as Zhug. “

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35 White Elephant Gifts Under $25

“Not the usual sauce you’ll find in a grocery store, Zhug is unique. Great as a dip on its own.”

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Holiday Gift Guide 2023: Key, Festive Ingredients For Hosts

“Finding a little herb-based, hot sauce is so exciting… on meat marinades or swirl it over hummus. Zhug is really delicious.”

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Our Definitive 2023 Gift Guide

“I use this tongue-tingling condiment for cooking but also for adding a lot of zing to everything from scrambled eggs to takeout Chinese food.”

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The 58 best food gifts for every budget

“Add some zing to just about any dish with Blank Slate Kitchen’s zhug, a vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO blend of …”

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8 time-saving dinner shortcuts I swear by.

“I can no longer eat tomato soup unless it’s drizzled with the Blank Slate Kitchen Sichuan chile oil…”

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All the Best Foods and Drinks We Tried in August 2023

“…their sauces are must-tries. Sichuan Chili Oil is the buzzy condiment of 2023, and Blank Slate’s is especially delicious.”

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Blank Slate Kitchen spices up at-home cooking with line of Sichuan chili oil, zhug

“We are trying to explore interesting things that are out there.”

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Why Chile Crisp Should Be in Your Pantry 24/7 (and 10 of the Best Ones to Try)

“Add this versatile powerhouse to your list.”

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17 Notable Chefs on the Essential Items They Always Keep in the Pantry

“A must-have in my pantry for that signature Ma La flavor experience “

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These Are Our Food Editors’ Must-Have Condiments

“I cannot live without it. I love it drizzled over beans and rice with lots of lime and cilantro”

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Best Gifts for Home Cooks and Chef Enthusiasts

“We found the sauce to be perfect for shrimp especially when added to pasta, rice, or vegetables. “

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6 Local Chile Oils That Could Make Anything Taste Great

“..the inspiration (for the chile oil) came at lunch at the Singapore restaurant Old Chengdu.”

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The Best Gifts Under $50 for Cooks and Food Lovers

“Killer Condiments and Sauces: For heat seekers, try Blank Slate Chili Oil (a quicker, no-fuss chili crisp). “

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Ruth Reichl Gift Guide

“This Blank Slate Szechuan Chili Oil, with its intriguing, slightly gingery zip, is the answer. I keep it in my refrigerator to perk up just about everything.”

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Serious Eats 2019 Gift Guide

“Recently we’ve been keeping this store-bought version on hand, and its rich layers of flavor don’t disappoint, no matter what we drizzle it over. “

 

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10 condiments you need to use, according to chefs

“It’s more versatile than most people think, as I love mixing it in with simply roasted vegetables, using it as a meat marinade, or for a cheese pairing.”

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Michelin’s Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide

“For the dad who loves to spice up everything. A splash of the Sichuan peppercorn amped oil adds a pleasant numbing zing to anything.”

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Best Food Gifts 2017

“.. which add different levels of heat that seem to come at you from all directions. Needless to say, this oil is bound to make every meal more of an adventure.”

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Stocking Kalustyan’s Shelves, a Lifelong Chef’s Career Comes Full Circle

“…Abramson raves about Brooklyn-based Blank Slate Kitchen …

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5 Brooklyn-Made Foods You’ll Want to Try from Good Food Mercantile

A few drops elevate everything from fried eggs to vanilla ice cream, and while it’s not the hottest sauce out there, it’s not for the faint of heart, either.

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2019 Good Foods Award Finalist

 

We’re once again honored to be selected as a finalist in the Good Food Awards, this year for our Palm Sugar Rich Simple Syrup!

 

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2018 Good Food Foundation

 

Our Black Pepper Rich Simple Syrup was a winner in the Elixirs category of the 2018 Good Food Awards!

 

 

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Good Food Awards Finalist

 

We’re honored to be selected as a finalist in the 2018 Good Food Awards for our Black Pepper Rich Simple Syrup!

 

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The Must-Have Mocktail Ingredients for Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

“Want to make your mocktails taste every bit as flavorful as a boozy beverage? Pick up this simple syrup collection from Blank Slate Kitchen

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide: For The Cocktail Lover

 

Pulp Design Studios included our Vanilla Rich Simple Syrup in their Holiday Gift Guide for The Cocktail Lover!

 

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30 Gifts for $30 or Less

 

“These award-winning simple syrups from Brooklyn-based Blank Slate are perfect for the amateur mixologist. “

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150ish Holiday Gift Guide

“Blank Slate Kitchen Rich Simple Syrups come in unusual flavors like Bird’s Eye Chili and Black Pepper (pick up a jar of his new Szechuan Chili Oil) “

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The Best NYC-Made Gifts to Buy Everyone on Your List

“Blank Slate brings restaurant-quality ingredients into the pantries of everyday people “

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Give & Take

“a line of intriguingly flavored rich syrups, whenever possible made with organic and fair trade sources. I’m especially fond of the syrup …

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150ish Holiday Gift Guide

“Here are more gift ideas for the mixologist. Blank Slate Kitchen Rich Simple Syrups come in unusual flavors like Bird’s Eye Chili and Black Pepper.”

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Eater’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

“Former Colonie chef Alex Sorenson created these versatile syrups that are being drizzled over everything from craft cocktails and iced tea, to …

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Sundae Best: The Ultimate Guide to Inspired Ice-Cream Design

Blank Slate Kitchen’s Black Pepper Rich Simple Syrup is “a revelation when drizzled over berry flavored or …

 

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These rich simple syrups aren’t just for happy hour

A great in-depth, comprehensive feature on the story behind Blank Slate Kitchen and our syrups.

 

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Simple Syrups for Cocktails and Desserts

Alex Sorenson, who was the chef at Colonie in Brooklyn Heights, has introduced extra-concentrated flavored simple syrups he calls …

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Unique Cocktail Syrups from a Brooklyn Chef

His name’s Alex Sorenson, and he’s lived and worked in places like France, Rwanda and Borneo. Neat. And that’s more than just tangentially related…

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The Dieline

“The labels express the idea of a “modern apothecary” as well as the fine ingredients that go into each product. Illustrations on the front seem to …

 

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