Shelf Help

Four condiments that will breathe new life into everyday recipes. These items first appeared in our 2015 SAVEUR 100.

Michelle Heimerman

#45 Italy in a Jar

Fruity, spicy peppers from the Calabria region of Italy should always be on hand to serve with charcuterie or cheeses, or on a regular old cracker. ($16 for 10 oz.; amazon.com)

#46 Wild Pepper

Chef Mikael Jonsson of Hedone in London uses sweet, smoky, citrusy Madagascar wild peppercorns in a range of dishes, including flash-fried squid. They're also a great way to elevate fruits like pineapple and pink grapefruit and work wonders in steak au poivre. ($12 for 1.8 oz.; sos-chefs.com)

#47 Smokin' Sugar

To make its specialty sugar, Louisiana-based La Canne Sugar Products smokes sugar over pecan shells, giving it a hint of smolder that works in everything from morning coffee to after-work cocktails. ($8 for 16 oz.; lacannesugar.com)

#48 Powder Power

Use coconut milk powder in place of canned coconut milk. Since it's shelf-stable, it lasts longer, and it's great to have on hand for curries, sauces, or desserts such as bread puddings. ($10 for 8 oz.; kingarthurflour.com)