Crossroads Food & Wine

Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Gourmet Foods From Spain and Italy and Artisan Chocolate

Shop Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2014

Estate Bottled, Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Europe’s top producers.  10 Award Winning Estates from traditional growing areas.  Featuring EVOO that range in flavor from delicate to intense.   Buy 3 receive free freight in the 48 contiguous states.

Shop Beans To Bars Chocolate

One of the largest selections of beans to bars or craft chocolate offered anywhere in the world.  $8.95 flat rate shipping applies.  $40 Minimum Order the can be assorted with our sensational selection of artisan foods from Italy and Spain.

Shop Gourmet Foods

Balsamic and wine vinegars, artisan pasta, sauces, meals in a jar from producers who work with Non-GMO crops on organic or biodynamic farms.  $8.95 flat rate shipping applies $40 Minimum Order the can be assorted with our selection of beans to bars chocolate. Order $75 and the freight is on us.

Stop Taking Antioxidants

Start Making Antioxidants
Believe it or not your body is capable of making antioxidants millions of times faster than you can eat them. Feeding your body the right foods is the key. Protandim is made of Green Tea, Turmeric, Milk Thistle, Ashwagandha and Bacopa… foods you wouldn’t ordinarily eat in this combination. They are Nrf2 activators, the building blocks your body needs to produce its own antioxidants!. Click image to read more…

How We Use EVOO...Recipes

In addition to the fact that estate bottled EVOO is magic with all sorts of food Eleni and I believe in the health benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. We have had a really good source for over a decade and so been able to experiment with the other great foods we fly in to Western Colorado. Consequently we pour it on just about everything and we cook with it in relatively low heat applications. If you like recipes and want to see how we incorporate EVOO into our diet this is the page for you.

Free Advice On Food and Drink

You know I still enjoy talking about wine and several of my good friends still prefer that I order for them.Which a couple of online retailers definitely make easy.  Anyways this is the link to the page where we talk about food and drink and I will dispense some free advice and my favorite recipes.  Click image to read more…

Craft Chocolate... The Basics

The world of chocolate is in the midst of a revolution.  Single origin cacao is in high demand. Innovative chocolate makers and chefs are crafting chocolate that is about as far away from your first Hershey Bar as the Milky Way is to Andromeda.  If you’d like to pick up on a few of the basics on Beans to Bars Chocolate just click the image or title above…

Flat Rate and Free Shipping

On our gourmet foods and chocolate site the minimum is  $40 and shipping is a flat $8.99.  Once you get to $75 the freight’s on us in the continental US.

On our EVOO site… the minimum is 3 bottles and the freight is on us anywhere in the continental US.

EVOO... Everythng You Need To Know

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a beautiful thing when it is done right.  It is a total food enhancer and it has almost magical properties in terms of what it can do for your long term health.  Unfortunately there are a lot of pirates in the EVOO business that prey on the uninformed.  If you’d like to learn a little more about EVOO click the image or title.

Tinctures, Bitters, Citrates & Shrubs

It wasn’t but 11 years ago that your average bartender didn’t know the difference between Jim Beam and Pappy Van Winkle. In that short time span we have seen the rise of the mixologist who as a group can be considered part historian and inventor. They have taken turn of the century methodology, long forgotten ingredients like Tinctures, Bitters, Citrates, and Shrubs then paired them with higher quality spirits that deserve to be treated with deference. It is a fact that there are 2 movements in the spirits biz. There’s the old guard is doing its best to lower the value of traditional brands making them unrecognizable and undrinkable in my opinion. Then there is the Craft Spirits segment which is making the best booze in the history of the world. Mixology takes us for a ride where the cocktail often has more nuance and quality than the meal. For those of you who practice mixology at home check out our selection of Tinctures, Bitters, Citrates, and Shrubs. You can combine your orders with some off the best specialty foods and craft chocolate on the planet. By the way single origin chocolate pairs great with all sorts off spirits. In fact it is much better than pairing it with wine. Don’t forget if you spend $75 your shipping is on us.

 

 

Bittermilk Cocktail Mixers

With deep roots in the restaurant and bar industry, husband and wife team Joe and MariElena Raya sought out to simplify the process of making craft cocktails at home.

Bittermilk is a line of cocktail mixers made for cocktail enthusiasts by bartenders with real ingredients. Crafted and bottled by human hands in Charleston, SC. The labor is in the bottle, just add booze.

BITTERMANS BITTERS & EXTRACTS

Small batch bitters are making their mark on the cocktail scene. In cities like New York, Boston and San Francisco, cocktail enthusiasts and bartenders are rediscovering long lost recipes and coming up with new signature flavors which help create the palate of the New American Cocktail.

While living in San Francisco in early 2007, Avery and Janet Glasser used high proof spirit and a variety of herbs, peels and spices to create an extract of a traditional Mexican cooking sauce. This extract became the prototype recipe for the Xocolatl Mole Bitters.

The summer of 2010 marked a dramatic rebirth for Bittermens: winding down previous licensing agreements, striking new partnerships, developing new products and most importantly, leasing a commercial kitchen. All Bittermens products are now being made by hand at our New Orleans facility using primarily organic ingredients.

Bittermens also consults with bars and restaurants looking to develop signature in-house formulations.

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