We may earn revenue from the products available on this page and participate in affiliate programs.
Garlic that’s been aged and fermented into mellow, sweet-sour, coal black nuggets, Obis One’s Black Crack might just be poised to join salt and pepper as a ubiquitous tableside seasoning. It’s ready to be ground over all kinds of things: salads, seared steaks, anywhere you want a hit of tangy, tamarind-like notes. Employ it as a pizza topping, or purée it into a sauce. At his Philadelphia restaurant Volvér, Jose Garces uses it to create a flavorful crust for thyme-glazed bread, which he serves with smoked butter. But even if you simply try it on a fried egg in the morning, you’ll find it’s everything it’s cracked up to be. ($25 for 2 oz.; obisone.com)