Blank Slate Kitchen crafts intriguing ingredients for the curious cook. Our unique pantry ingredients help people explore, develop and realize their own kitchen creativity. Our products are crafted with the finest quality ingredients we can find, all non-GMO and never with any preservatives, colorings, additives or chemicals.
Blank Slate was founded by chef Alex Sorenson, who has worked in a wide range of fine dining restaurants throughout New York City, and the world at large, having lived and worked in France, Rwanda and Borneo. The New York Times, in awarding his first restaurant a star, described his cooking as having a “brightness to it, a clever happiness that comes through on the plate.” Alex routinely travels to the far corners of the earth in search of the best ingredients and exciting new flavors, techniques and dishes to inspire Blank Slate Kitchen’s products.
As America’s obsession with food and restaurants has grown, and as more and more home cooks are creating sophisticated dishes, Alex realized that a key difference between professional and home cooks is the pantry of prepared ingredients restaurant kitchens rely on – a cook’s mis en place. The idea for Blank Slate Kitchen quickly took shape – to take intriguing and versatile prepared ingredients from professional kitchens, bring them to the retail market, and get them into the hands of cooks everywhere and support their culinary explorations.
Tingly, numbing, nuanced, complex, and of course spicy! Our Sichuan chili oil is infused with a dozen spices and herbs as well as two types of ground chilis and ground Sichuan peppercorns! Unlike anything else on the market, our Sichuan Chili Oil offers layers and layers of flavor, not just heat. The flavor concept of “ma la”, common in Sichuan…
This Yemeni, herby hot sauce is styled after one of the top selling condiments in Israel. Think chimichurri with a Middle Eastern flavor profile: cilantro, parsley, jalapeno & garlic with notes of cumin & cardamom.