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Hard-to-Find FF Food Sources

Hi everyone--
There have been a number of posts over the last couple of weeks regarding
sources of low fat/non-fat seasonings or sauces.  I have been collecting
catalogues for seasonings, sauces and other cooking aids over the last year
or so.  I live in West Virginia, and it makes finding some ingredients a
little more difficult -- especially ones which are considered more "exotic"
by local standards.  I thought it might be helpful for everyone if I typed up
a listing of the addresses and phone numbers of some of the more useful
catalogues.  I should note that I am in no way affiliated with any of these
folks, but merely use them as a personal cooking ingredient resource from
time to time.  Hope this is helpful for some of you.
-- Christy Hardin Smith
          -- from wild, wonderful, West Virginia where the leaves are at peak

Penzeys, Ltd. -- Fresh Bulk Herbs, Spices & Seasoning Blends -- P.O. Box
1448, Waukesha, WI  53187; Phone: (414) 574-0277; FAX: (414) 574-0278.
 [NOTE:  I have purchased several items from these folks, and I heartily
endorse their Double Strength Vanilla & Vietnamese Cassia Cinnamon.  Much
better than the stuff on the grocer's shelves.)

Rafal Spice -- Spices, Teas, Coffees, Condiments, and Other Hard-to-Find Food
Items -- 2521 Russell, Detroit, MI  48207; Phone: (800) 228-4276.

The Oriental Pantry -- Oriental Foods, exotic spices & sauces -- 423 Great
Road (2A), Acton, MA  01720; Phone: (800) 828-0368.  Internet:

The CMC Company -- Spices, Sauces, Condiments & Cookbooks from a variety of
international cuisines -- P.O. Box 322, Avalon, NJ 08202; Phone: (800)
CMC-2780; FAX: 1-609-624-8414.  [NOTE:  This catalogue has some seriously
hard-to-find items in it.  Good reading.]

Mo Hotta, Mo Betta -- All Things Hot & Spicy, from Sauces to Dried Chiles --
P.O. Box 4136, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403; Phone: (800) 462-3220; FAX: (805)
545-8389.  [NOTE: If you like spicy food, you must get this catalogue.  Best
selection of spicy sauces I've ever seen.  Some truly hard-to-find gems --
even some milder selections.  Most fat free.]