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Our Specialty Foods
Sid Wainer & Son® traveled around the world to compile the products that make our Atlantic Isles® smoked seafood line. Through Dr. Wainer’s various trips to Scotland, he was able to sample the local cuisine and was incredibly impressed by the traditional family recipe of our smoked salmon producer. Our salmon products are imported from Scotland and cured by hand with pure sea salt and brown sugar. Smoked for more than six hours over aromatic oak wood chips, these products capture the true, authentic smoked flavor. The unique blend of wood chips and spices combined with the highest quality filets available make these products a favorite choice around the world.
Domaine de Provence®
Domaine de Provence® was inspired by Dr. Henry Wainer’s visits to the street markets in the south of France. He visited the Roman aquafers where our olive trees grow and sampled products all along the Mediterranean. Each producer uses only local ingredients, perfecting their craft in small batches, resulting in long-standing flavors evident of their old-world methodologies. Their recipes have been handed down from one generation to the next, each adding its own touch and perfecting their techniques. Enjoy the many dimensions of flavors France has to offer, now available in your own kitchen.
Fondo di Alba®
At Sid Wainer & Son® we knew that no line of specialty foods would be complete without Italian truffles. Our Fondo di Alba® line is a product of 12 years of research. Henry Wainer traveled to Italy where he met with truffle foragers and enjoyed the incredible flavor of fresh truffles foraged that day. Over the years he was able to participate in foresting adventures and attend the annual truffle festival in Alba, which attracts visitors from all over the world. He learned the traditions and techniques of creating authentic oils, butters, and more during his search for the highest quality fresh truffles and truffle products. He now oversees a truly exceptional collection of fresh truffles, and wonderful truffle products, created in historical family traditions, prepared exclusively for Fondo di Alba®.
Fondo di Toscana®
There are few places in the world where the essence of the land is represented so prominently in the regions’ products as in Tuscany. In our efforts to bring chefs and home cooks the true culinary spirit of Italy, we introduce our Fondo di Toscana® products. From our traditionally produced extra virgin olive oil made with only the finest olives, to our rich and delicious fig and chestnut products, these recipes are steeped in ancient traditions signature to Tuscany’s specific regional flavors and ingredients. While we may not be able to quite put our finger on what makes Tuscan products so special, whether it be the rich soil, the fresh salt air, or the rolling hills of wheat fields and olive trees, we have compiled a truly remarkable and fully-encompassing line of products.
Fondo di Trebbiano®
Sid Wainer and Son® has compiled the world’s finest balsamic vinegar products under our Fondo di Trebbiano® line. All of our products are made using the highest quality Trebbiano grapes of Modena, Italy and prepared according to ancient traditions, moved through a succession of casks—oak, chestnut, cherry, ash, mulberry and juniper—to yield an incredibly aromatic and flavorful final product. From our aged balsamic vinegars to our fig and pomegranate-infused flavors, these make excellent condiments, highly valued by chefs and gourmet food lovers around the world.
Sid Wainer & Son®’s Jansal Valley® produce and specialty foods are Handpicked From The World’s Finest Farms®. By seeking out the very best farmers and producers from around the globe, we ensure that only the top quality items receive the Jansal Valley® name. We work closely with our Jansal Valley® farms, which produce items exclusively for Sid Wainer & Son®, to maintain close connections to the local terroir, traditional methods of preparation, and hand-selected ingredients. From the crème de la crème of fresh fruits and vegetables to traditionally prepared demi-glace, Jansal Valley® encompasses the freshest, most authentic flavors of a wide variety of cuisines. If it does not meet our standards, we will not put our label on it.
Jansal Valley® Asian
Sid Wainer & Son® specialty foods includes all types of cuisines, and our Jansal Valley® Asian products provide a true taste of the Far East. We have searched for small family-owned producers throughout Asia to find those with perfected recipes and traditional methods that have been recreated for decades. Henry Wainer met our soy producer on an island in Japan that was once used as a rest and relaxation getaway for samurai warriors. Over a traditional tea ceremony, he learned about the age-old techniques used to create our Jansal Valley® Asian line. These products capture the finest ingredients and ancient traditions.
Products created exclusively for Sid Wainer & Son® on small, family-owned farms throughout the United Kingdom are compiled together under Kilchurn Estate®. Henry Wainer has hand-selected the best examples of traditional, authentic flavors of the UK. These smoked meats, Stiltons, cheddars, preserves and chutneys originated from a need to preserve foods for long, difficult journeys, and have developed their own incredible characteristics that are a true reflection of the culture of this unique section of the world. This includes our selection of the finest Scottish salmon that is smoked to perfection with techniques perfected over hundreds of years. Our selection of Kilchurn Estate products captures the bold flavors of traditional British ingredients and makes them available throughout the world.
L’essence des Fruits®
Through our L’essence des Fruits® line, Sid Wainer & Son® seeks to capture the essence of our first-pick fresh fruit in convenient, easy-to-use products from around the globe. Fruits preserved in sweet syrup, both fresh and frozen purees, and one step mousse mixes are all made with the finest ingredients available to ensure premium flavor. In fact, our puree producer tastes each batch as he makes them, in order to guarantee quality and consistency, using only the ripest fruit and very little added sugar.
L’essence du Fromage®
Sid Wainer & Son® carries hundreds of cheeses from around the world, each produced with care and craftsmanship, from the freshest milk to expertly built cellars. Our L’essence du Fromage® products bring together traditional flavors and classic varieties, including brie, blues, and cheddars, all made by artisan producers who create the highest quality cheeses. We have sought to capture the true essence of fine cheese in an eclectic, but all-inclusive collection that is a trusted name for quality, flavor, and authenticity.
We at Sid Wainer & Son® know that caviar is one of the first items to come to mind when thinking of specialty foods. Na Zdorovia® is our collection of caviar from around the world, capturing various textures, flavors, and colors. With the constant danger of overfishing we have been careful to stay true to our dedication to sustainability, and have searched the world for producers who share our vision and provide the best quality product possible. While Mediterranean Asetra is always a fine choice, we also offer domestic options like our bold, bright salmon roe, and more, perfect for curating a well-rounded caviar service.
Our Sustainable Fields® products are imported from farms across the world that are recognized for their sustainable farming practices and top-quality, small batch products. These flavors are authentic and made according to traditional preparations that perfectly capture the essence of their terroir and bring local, hand-made qualities from their respective farms into your kitchen.