Now that I’ve been self-quarantining myself, I’ve had lots of time to cook and experiment with all the products I’ve been wanting to write about, especially BLiS. From BLiS’ website: BLiS is the result of one chef’s passion to handcraft unique, sustainable, naturally sourced gourmet food ingredients that inspire chefs and discerning home cooks around the world.
BLiS is an acronym for “because life is short” and that is one of many reasons why I like to use good products, fresh ingredients, and especially locally sourced produce, when I cook at home. BLiS has a versatile line of products — some award-winning — including maple syrups, vinegars, sauces, and my personal favorites: soy sauce, and fish sauce.
I’ve been experimenting in my kitchen with the different sauces. There is a Hardwood Smoked Soy Sauce, Bourbon Barrel Aged Soy Sauce and an incredible fish sauce, all of which are phenomenal. Locally, Chef Zach Geerson who was at former Fullerton restaurant, Journeyman’s is a fan, and nationally, Chef Grant Achatz of Alinea has exclusivity on BLiS’ golden brook trout roe.
Personally, I never have that much time to cook usually, but staying at home the last 10 days has allowed me to really enjoy all the wonderful products available to us.
I’ve made Korean seaweed side dishes using BLiS soy sauces, and my stir frys almost always uses a little of the aged fish sauce, although I find that this high-end fish sauce is best used in dipping sauces because of how elevated the flavor is.
My Thai chicken curry only required a very small amount of the aged fish sauce, a collaboration with Red Boat (my favorite brand) to elevate the flavor.
If you’re looking for something utterly gourmet and blissfully decadent, you can check out BLiS’ line of products available via their website. Best part is, it will arrive at your doorstep! Happy cooking!
Please visit BLiS’ website for their full range of products!