A Few of Jamie Oliver’s Favorite Things
Celeb chef and kids’ nutrition revolutionary, Jamie Oliver, has searched the United Kingdom for handmade, artisan food products to share with the rest of the world.
His hand-picked collection of condiments, cookies and teas — under the Jme label — is now available at Williams-Sonoma.
Recently, I got a chance to sample some of the products, many of which would make great holiday gifts and stocking stuffers.
First up, Jme One Mean Mustard.
Don’t you just love the name?
It sure packs a punch with jalapeno, tumeric, paprika, dark brown sugar and white wine vinegar.
More like a mustard crossed with a chutney, it’s spicy, tangy, sweet, chunky and complex. One taste had me thinking of how great this would be slathered over grilled chicken.
An 8.3-ounce jar is $14.
Next, Jme Nutty Pecan & Pumpkin Seed Biscuits. Made by London bakers, these shortbread cookies are extremely buttery and crunchy, with a distinct vanilla flavor. Made with Welsh butter, they’re studded with nuts and seeds for added contrast.
Two cookies have a total of 123 calories. A package of 12 is $9.95.
Finally, Jme Raspberry Jam, which is gluten free and contains no artificial flavors or colors.
The spoon-able jam is liquidy and loose, but firms up more once refrigerated. Barely tart, it tastes of fruit, not sugar.
A 1-pound jar is $14.95.
Find the entire Jamie Oliver line here.
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