Montebello Kitchens Teams Up with Love With Food to Fight Hunger
This July, Love With Food fans received a special gourmet treat from Montebello Kitchens in Virginia.
What was it?
Why, it was a jar of their handcrafted Chipotle Ketchup with Organic Agave Nectar!
What does it taste like?
Well, it’s made from vine-ripened tomatoes, so it has an intense tomato flavor. The earthy smokiness of chipotle offers an undertone of spice, which is balanced by the sweetness of organic agave nectar.
This ketchup, and all of Montebello Kitchens’ gourmet foods, are crafted by hand in small batches for a healthy dose of TLC that you won’t find with average supermarket ketchup.
At the Love With Food test kitchen, we slathered this ketchup on everything from smoked chicken to grilled vegetarian blackbean burgers. As a dip, this was really tasty with thick-cut sweet potato fries.
The Chipotle Ketchup was also fun as a secret ingredient in different recipes. For a batch of tacos, we blended in the Chipotle Ketchup for a touch of sweet heat. Topped with a dollop of sour cream and fresh California avocados, our guests loved the flavor combo but couldn’t figure out our secret weapon!
Meet the Montebello Kitchens family
Family-owned, Montebello Kitchens is a specialty food company that produces artisan Virginia delights. From southern colonial fare, like Traditional Virginian Peanut Soup, to vivacious new flavors like Bang Bang Peanut Ginger Sauce, these artisan goods hit the flavor target while also remaining healthful.
The founder of Montebello Kitchens, Steven Lynch, is a native Virginian. A powerhouse gourmand today, his foodie history has humble roots. Steven began his culinary adventure with a cozy coffee house that only had three tables. His food impressed so much that locals soon requested full meals, which grew into demands to bring his soup, sauces, and dressings home!
So the good news is that fans of Steven’s culinary creations no longer have to beg, borrow, or steal to bring those flavors into their own home.
In fact, this month we have all of your grilling needs covered with the Gourmet Barbecue Trio gift set in the Love With Food Shop. In addition to the Chipotle Ketchup, you can choose your customized gift set from the following artisan sauces:
The blend of spices in this best-selling sauce echoes curry of the Dutch tradition, such as found in the popular German dish currywurst. Spiced but not “spicy,” this ketchup has the perfect amount of curry to complement everything from grilled sausage to thick-cut french fries.
Bang Bang Peanut Ginger Sauce
Creamy peanut, zingy ginger, and a kiss of tangy lime combine in this versatile seasoning. Use as a dressing, marinade, cooking sauce, and even a dipping sauce for dishes from noodle stir-fry to grilled fish.
Virginia Barbecue Sauce
The secret to full-flavored barbecue lies in this extraordinary sauce. Sweetened with local apple butter and kicked up with a special blend of spices, you are now officially ready for the grilling season.
Fighting Hunger Together
Did you know that for every Love With Food box sent, and for every purchase from our Shop, we donate a meal to food banks all across America? To date, Love With Food has donated more than 8,000 meals nationwide.
This month, Montebello Kitchens and Love With Food are teaming up to provide meal donations to Blue Ridge Area Food Bank in Verona, Virginia. For every sale of Montebello Kitchens’ Gourmet Barbecue Trio, Love With Food will donate a meal to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, provides nutritious meals to 25 counties and nine cities in central and western Virginia. In early July, a devastating storm swept through this region of the United States, leaving many with spoiled food due to power outages.
Together, Love With Food and Montebello Kitchens are proud to support Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, especially in this time of need.
You can also help by donating directly to the food bank > http://bit.ly/loveBRAFB
Images courtesy of Montebello Kitchens