Snail Mail Brooklyn Food Finds
24 March 2013
Personally, food has always played a big part in my life. It’s simple – I love food and it makes me happy!
And one of the greatest things about food are the delicious friendships it manages create. I can’t speak on behalf of everyone, but I believe food tastes so much better when it’s shared. Eating is definitely about connecting; whether it’s with the ingredients used, new flavours encountered or with people you eat with. Food creates new friendships and memorable experiences. It’s a fact.
I met Meng (twitter: @MengHe) over two year ago on twitter. Meng lives over in Brooklyn in the US of A. We’ve never met but we have several things in common and the biggest one being, local food – through our foodie tweets and musings we’ve manged to grasp a better picture of what we’re both like, we’ve found out what makes us laugh and cry, and shared some of the sweet stuff that makes us go ‘awwwwwwe’.
The excitement of morning post
The other day I received a lovely box of unexpected delights from Meng. A taste of ‘real’ Brooklyn NYC in a box – what’s so real about it, you ask? Did it talk to me? Sadly, no. But it was deliciously looking and hand wrapped by Meng herself with food gifts from Meng’s home town. All using fine, locally produced ingredients and they tasted a hell of a lot better than any mass produced soggy food stuff. Plus, everything was packaged and looked amazing too. Bliss. I highly recommend you checking out these local finds and products next time you’re in the area.
I had just eaten a piece of Brooklyn – that made me feel just that little bit more special, too….
Thank you Meng….. – Missie Cindz x
1 ~ King’s County Beef Jerky – made using only pasture-raised, grass-fed beef from local farms in New Jersey and New York. Handmade in Brooklyn, USA.
2 ~ Salty Road & Twenty Four Blackbirds Salty Caramel Apple Salt Water Taffy. Fresh homemade, hand cut and wrapped taffy – made in Brooklyn.
3 ~ Nunu Chocolates Beer Box – chocolates handmade in Brooklyn from exquisite single-origin fair trade chocolate
mmmmmm……..how I wish sometimes that I lived closer to New York City!