I turned 40 last month, and to celebrate my membership into the Old Farts Club, I’m offering a gift of BLiS Gourmet goodies to one lucky winner! (Not that 40 is old. It’s the new 20, right? And I’m still one day younger than Jimmy Fallon.)
Like most of my favorite kitchen staples, BLiS Gourmet was introduced to me by my chef sister. Remember Fiona? Here we are in Yountville on my birthday:
Fiona’s the trailblazer in our family, so it’s no surprise that she was the first to alert me to the existence of BLiS’s small batch bourbon barrel aged Red Boat Fish Sauce. Yes, you heard correctly: BOURBON BARREL AGED RED BOAT FISH SAUCE.
From BLiS’s website:
Made with Red Boat 40n, we have taken this premium fish sauce and enhanced its natural flavors through our proprietary aging process for 7 months. The end result is a fish sauce that imparts a subtle sweetness and smokiness not found in other fish sauces. Truly an original!
In OurDailyBrine.com’s taste test of 13 brands of fish sauce, they placed BLiS in “A Whole Different League.”
I sought it out immediately.
But I didn’t stop there. I sampled BLiS’s spice blends, flavored salts, maple syrup, and sherry vinegar, and I was hooked. Don’t just take my word for it—BLiS products are also Grant Achatz’s favorites, and that guy knows a thing a two about good food.
Bottom line: BLiS has some incredible stuff, and I can’t wait to share some of it with you. And while BLiS is providing the prize package for this giveaway, they aren’t paying me to say this—I just like to gush about products I love.
(Note: All of the stuff I’ve tried from BLiS helped elevate the flavors in my dishes, but not all BLiS’s offerings are Paleo-friendly. For example, the Santa Fe spice rub contains flour. Read your labels, folks.)
Here’s what’s in the prize package:
- BLiS Elixir Extra Old Fine Solera Sherry Vinegar
- BLiS Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Boat Fish Sauce
- BLiS Moroccan Spice Rub
- BLiS Tuscan Spice Rub
- BLiS Natural Fleur de Sel
- BLiS Hardwood Smoked Fleur de Sel
- BLiS Bourbon Barrel Matured Pure Syrup
- BLiS Tahitian Vanilla Infused Pure Maple Syrup
The deadline to enter is 8 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, October 9th, so hurry up already. Good luck!
Looking for more recipes? Head on over to my Recipe Index! You’ll also find exclusive recipes on my iPad® app, and in my New York Times bestselling cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans (Andrews McMeel 2013).