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Farm to People Brings New York's Small Batch Foods to a National Audience

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Many a food lover has visited a new place on vacation and fell in love with the local market. It's where we discover our new favorite maple syrup, try some cheese we've only read in magazines, or taste 15 kinds of apple at once. But what happens when you go back home and can't find those products anywhere? That's where Farm to People comes in. More

Senegalese Pepper Sauce, Made in Manhattan

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It was only two years ago that Nafi's Condiments and Sauces was launched in New York City, but the journey that led to Nafissatou Camara's jumpstarting her business began many years before. More

Food Artisans: Pulse

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Impressed by the texture and nutritional value of her workout buddy's roasted chickpea snack, Linda Kim began experimenting with making her own. Eventually, she started a company, Pulse, to sell them. More

Food Artisans: Checking in on Brooklyn Cured

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Since the last time Bridi's charcuterie was featured in this column, Scott Bridi says Brooklyn Cured has shown a steady increase in business. "We have systems in place," he says, "We're ready to do more." More

Food Artisans: Ambrosial Granola

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Hariclia Makoulis came to the United States from Greece as a young adult, but her culinary heart remained in her homeland. So when she started a company to sell her granola in 2000, she named it Ambrosial Granola after the mythical food of the ancient Greek gods. More

Food Artisans: Saucy Sara's Salsa

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When Sara Marshall moved from Texas to New Jersey in 2000, she was disappointed by the Mexican food options available in the Garden State. So she started making her own, and got into the habit of bringing Tex-Mex style salsa with her to parties and giving jars of it as gifts. Soon after, her company was born. More

Food Artisans: We Rub You

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When Ann and Janet Chung were growing up in Texas in the '70s, "being Korean was unusual." So the sisters are thrilled that Korean food is gaining a foothold in mainstream food culture. "When we see kimchi in an American supermarket, it just knocks our socks off," Ann says. More

Food Artisans: Right Tasty

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The idea for the Right Tasty vinaigrette company was born when Josh Mizrahi pickled some ramps and one of his coworkers, Duncan Adams, used the pickling liquid to dress his salad. They decided to develop a ramp vinaigrette, and launched the product at Smorgasburg. More

Food Artisans: Checking in on The Regal Vegan

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When this column last spoke to Ella Nemcova, of The Regal Vegan, she was focused exclusively on producing and promoting Faux Gras, her delicious vegan walnut-lentil pâté. Two years later, we check in on her company's progress. More

Food Artisans: Soy Hound

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After spending time in Thailand and Japan, Nayana Pornchewangkul, and Victor Yee returned to the States and started looking for a good source for the fresh, unadulterated soy milk they'd enjoyed in Asia. More

Food Artisans: Sfoglini Pasta

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Scott Ketchum and Steve Gonzalez were trying to raise money to open a pasta restaurant and market when they realized that few New York-based companies were making dried pasta for the retail market. So they started one. More

Food Artisans: Checking in on P&H Soda

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Since the last time this column looked at Anton Nocito and P&H Soda, almost exactly two years ago, the company has experienced what Nocito calls "a nice, steady increase." More

Food Artisans: Bronx Baking Co.

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After a German friend complained about not being able to find good soft pretzels in New York, Alexis Faraci decided to make them herself. Now she works out of a commercial kitchen on City Island to sell her goods to the pretzel-starved masses. More

Food Artisans: Gefsi Foods

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"My dad always had to explain to customers that hummus isn't actually Greek," Socrates Xanthopoulos says. Which is why the father and son team started Gefsi, a company that makes actually-Greek dips like feta spreads and eggplant purées. More

Food Artisans: Greenpoint Trading Co.

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Greenpoint Trading Co. got its start when Evan Hoffman got a job cold-calling for a bulk wholesale spice company. Eventually, he transitioned into sales, then started his own wholesale spice company, Brooklyn Spice Co., with Kimmee Arndt. More

Food Artisans: New York's Best of 2012

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Among the fifty-some local food artisans I talked with in 2012, there were some real standouts, products I purchase again for myself and as gifts. Some of them are straight-out-of-the-package delicious, while others play a shining supporting role in preparing other foods, but they're all pretty spectacular. More

Food Artisans: Bootleg Farms

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"People like things that are done illegally," Diane DiMeo says of her decision to name her pickle and condiment company Bootleg Farms. More

Food Artisans: Daly Pies

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Meghan Daly of Daly Pie attributes the popularity of her pie crust to two things: she uses all butter, no shortening or lard, and she does everything by hand, with no help from a food processor or mixer. That way, she says, it's easier to make sure there are different size bits of butter in the dough, which is what makes the crust extra flaky. "It really has that handmade quality," she adds. More

Gift Guide: Locally Made Treats from NYC Food Artisans

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Whether you're looking for an office grab-bag gift or a substantial present for someone you adore, there's something from New York's food artisans that'll meet your needs. More

Food Artisans: Butter + Love

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With smart variations on old family recipes, Butter + Love makes cookies primed for gift season. More

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