CREAMY CHEESE The ultra-creamy marinated goat cheese from Australia’s Meredith Dairy is bathed in olive oil, herbs, and garlic. Deputy Editor Melanie Hansche spreads it on good crusty bread. meredithdairy.com
F&W staffers are no strangers to last-minute entertaining. We set ourselves up for success by having a few delicious, easy-to-serve pantry items on hand at all times. We’ve compiled some of our favorites here.
ARTISAN CRACKERS Insanely thin and crisp, the addictive sourdough crackers from New York City’s Aida are made with just seven ingredients. Justin Chapple uses them for Deviled-Egg Crisps (p. 99). aidaeats.com TINNED FISH
Test Kitchen Manager Kelsey Youngman enjoys Briosa Gourmet’s small, tender Portuguese garfish marinated in olive oil and red chile on crusty bread with flaky sea salt. amazon.com PICKLED THINGS Editorial Assistant Nina Friend serves the Smoky Pickled Okra from McVicker Pickles alongside rich, salty cheese. A brine laced with smoked paprika and lemon makes for bright, tangy pickles. goodeggs.com SALTY BITES
The giant fried corn kernels known as Quicos are perfectly salty and crunchy. Restaurant Editor Jordana Rothman piles them high on cheese boards. spanishtable.com