FoodCrafters Resource List

Get the full list of stops and shops that taste hunter, Aida Mollenkamp, discovers on FoodCrafters.

Aida Mollenkamp as Taste Hunter for FoodCrafters.


Episode 1: Treats

Homemade hard candies, from childhood familiars to edible art.

Whimsical Candy
Hand-whisked, hand-dipped, hand-rolled - nostalgic candies for grown ups, handmade head-to-to.

Milk & Krunchies
Gourmet rice crispy treats for when it's time to get back to the basics.

Zen Baking Company (closed)
Little bites of frosting-covered cake - zen on a stick.

Episode 2: Spike

GrownUp KidStuff
Decadent chocolate sauce, in original or Grand marnier.

Dude, Sweet Chocolate
Artisanal gourmet chocolates for every palate and craving.

Leopold Bros
Family owned and operated, this small batch distillery makes vodka, gin, whiskies, liquers and traditional Absinthe Verte. 

Happy Balls
Handmade Kentucky bourbon candy, made with 9-year-old single-barrel bourbon.

Episode 3: Holiday

Baked Ideas
Creative and stunning, custom-made cookies that are essentially edible illustrations.

Bourbon Red Turkeys
Heritage turkeys, named for Kentucky's Bourbon County and their vibrant plumage, are richly flavored.

Loaves of a traditional Mediterranean treat made from almonds and dried apricots, nectarines, peaches and dates.

First Prize Pies
Traditional pies with flavorful twists, made in Brooklyn and shipped locally.

Episode 4: Nut

Jennie and Vera's Cookies
Elegant gourmet cookies from a mother and daughter team for any occasion. 

Primarily an organic and locally sourced vegetarian restaurant, Spread also produces outstanding peanut and almond spreads.

Earth Cafe
Organic, handmade, raw, vegan - these gourmet cheesecakes are about as back-to-nature as you can get!

CB's Nuts
For a peanut snack that's all about the nuts, CB's Nuts' fresh-roasted small batches have you covered.

Episode 5: Comfort

Rice to Riches
"Nothing but rice pudding" doesn't do justice to Rice to Riches rainbow of flavors and toppings for this classic comfort dessert. 

South River Miso
South River Miso makes small batches of traditional inaka miso of common varieties as well as some more unusual ones, like Dandelion Leek.

Beecher's Handmade Cheese
A cheese lovers destination spot, Beecher's credo says it best "Food produced by Beecher's Handmade Cheese is free of all artificial preservatives, coloring and flavor enhancers. It's just pure, all-natural, full-flavored food, handcrafted in traditional ways with the freshest ingredients available."

Patisserie Angelica
Decadent cakes, pastries, cookies and more from Condra Easley, a European-taught and American-based pastry chef who clearly knows her stuff.

Episode 6: Flavor

Slow Jams
Makers of sustainable jams, the Slow Jams mission statement puts it best: "A woman-owned business dedicated to creating small-batch artisan jams, preserves and spreads that showcases the bounty of the Bay Area and fosters community through canning."

Big Dawg Salsa
A small-batch company whose origins can be found with one firemans quest for the perfect salsa.
Queen Creek Olive Mill
An Airzona based olive mill that produces "high quality extra virgin olive oil from our farm to your table" from pesticide free groves. 

Bourbon Barrel Foods
Slow, small, and simple - the key words for these Kentucky made sauces and seasonings.

Episode 7: Relish

Wild Blossom Wines
Chicago's first winery and Illinois' only producer of honey wines (also known as mead).

Mama Lil's Peppers
Hot and even hotter pickled Hungarian goathorn peppers in oil.

Dread Head Chef
Chips and salsa for dessert? Dread Head makes sweet, fruity salsa and cinnamon-sugar dusted chips for just that.

Skillet Street Food
Like bacon? Try Bacon Jam - rendered down premium bacon, spices, and onions turned into a deliciously porky spread.

Episode 8: Bake

Rio's Brazilian
Authentic Brazilian cheese breads and other products, handmade in Austin, Texas.

Weisenberger Mill
A Kentucky establishment since 1865, Weisenberger Mills has been family run and owned for six generations, and produces a plethora of flours, grains, grits, brans, meals and mixes.

Mari's Brownies
With a background in design, it's no wonder that Mari Tuttles creates "luxuriously rich, artisinal fudgy brownies packaged in beautiful, signature baton boxes".

Machachek Bakery
Located in Strawn, Texas, Machachek is a traditional Czech bakery specializing in authentic scones, breads, biscotti and more.

Episode 9: Start

Love and Hummus
San Francisco based Love and Hummus Co. is dedicated to producing sustainable, organic and delicious Mediterranean specialities.

Knight Salumi (now closed)
Local, organic, and quality - the three most important things to San Diego gourmet salami makers, Knight Salumi.

Poblano Farm
A small, sustainable pepper and tomato farm and producers of quality salsas and pasta sauces.

The Crab Cake Lady
Started in 1973 by Vietnamese immigrant An Mathis Springs, "The Crab Cake Lady" ships delicious South Carolina blue crab meat crab cakes.

Episode 10: Snack

North Fork Potato Chips
Named for their Long Island area origins, North Fork Potato Chips produces hearty chips kettle-cooked in healthy sunflower oil, currently in five different flavors.

Nature'z Candyz
Deliciously healthy snacks, Nature'z Candyz' dried fruits are made without preservatives, colors, sugars, or any artificial oils, dyes or flavors.

Tucson Tamale Company
Homemade, these tamales are labors of love, and can be shipped frozen anywhere in the country.

Austin Cornucopia
Made fresh every day and with over forty flavors to choose from, Cornucopia's popcorn creations have something for everyone.

Episode 11: Sugar

Annie the Baker
Everyone knows the best part of making cookies is eating the leftover dough, and Annie the Baker's just-cooked, perfectly chewy cookies cater to just that.

Melville Candy Company
Homemade lollipops, sweet treats on their own, while the custom options provide delightful promotional possibilities.

Mother-daughter pair Donna Gabrilson and Stacey Barnes turn out inspired and addictive gourmet toffee.

Self-taught chocolatier Eric "Johnny" Battles' chocolates and bars are preservative free and all-natural.

Episode 12: Cocoa

Native Englishman Ken Wilkinson crafts gourmet ganaches, confections and truffles in historic downtown Calvert, Texas.

Mast Brothers Chocolate
New York City's only bean-to-bar chocolatiers, brothers Rick and Michael Mast make their delicate small batch sweets out of their shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Chuao Chocolatier
Named after the legendary Venezuelan cacao-producing region, Chuao Chocolatier brothers Michael and Richard Antonorsi are committed to producing quality chocolates that reflect their Venezuelan heritage.

Blackbird Naturals
These all-organic truffles were inspired by what-you-eat-is-what-you-are ideals, and as such are sweetened with dates and not refined sugars while the cacao is taken from an intact forest - no deforestation, no harmful agricultureal practices.

Episode 13: Q 

Black's BBQ
All you really need to know is that Black's is the oldest family-owned barbecue restaurant in Texas - they've certainly been doing something right.

Smokin' Joe Jones
Self-described as "The barbecue sauce that makes your tastebuds dance", Smokin' Joe Jones uses a 60-year old, secret family recipe to cook up his sauce.

Caw Caw Creek Farm
With two heirloom breeds of pig and 200 acres of grazing countryside, Caw Caw Creek is committed sustainably and humanely raising happy pigs.

17th Street Bar & Grill
This is the place to go for award-winning barbecue at its best.


Episode 1: Boost

Blue Bottle Coffee 
Microroasters of organic and shade grown coffee.

Goji Gourmet 
All things Goji for goodness sake.

Justin's Nut Butter
Per Justin, "Justin's Nut Butter manufactures the best tasting, organic and natural nut butters in the world using a small batch, proprietary grinding process."


Custom energy bars, protein shakes, cookies, and trail mix.

Episode 2: Cream

Laloo's Goat Milk Ice Cream
Laloo's goats happily graze on 350-acres of rolling hills in Sonoma County, California. Their milk makes ice cream that is naturally low fat and lactose friendly.

John Kelly Chocolates
The award-winning fudge at John Kelly Chocolates is creamy and silky.

Sweet Grass Dairy
This 140-acre family farm in Southern Georgia makes award-winning cheeses with milk from their own goats and Jersey cows.

Eileen's Cheesecake
Eileen's has been selling New York Cheesecakes in downtown Manhattan for 35 years. They'll ship their cheesecakes overnight anywhere in the country.

Episode 3: Sweet

Mashti Malone's
This Los Angeles shop sells exotic ice creams and sorbets.

Kika's Treats
Treat yourself to Kika's premium chocolate covered baked goods.

Sweet Revolution
Selling organic sea salt caramels and caramel sauce made with pure maple and honey.

Where you can find rare, pure-origin chocolate.

Baking up cakes, cookies, pies, tarts, brownies, muffins, scones and more, all hand made fresh daily.

Emily G's Jams of Love
Taste the love of jams made the traditional way?fresh ingredients mixed up in small batches and hand-poured into each jar.

Episode 4: Burn

Compartes Chocolates
Their Signature Truffles are made with market fresh seasonal organic ingredients inspired by global travel.

Black Forest Bison 
Raising USDA approved, all natural grass fed Bison. Healthy never tasted so good!

Jalopy Jelly
Hot and sweet, this jelly is made of peppers.

Danny Cash Hot Sauce 
A cutting edge manufacturer of premium hot sauces.

Episode 5: Cure 

Mother In Law's Kimchi 
Artisanal kimchi using the finest chili peppers and natural ingredients. 

Maine Sea Salt 
Pure and natural sea salt, directly from the ocean. 

Pine Street Market 
Artisan meats, including salami, bacon, sausage, pancetta, copppa and more. 

Pt. Reyes Blue 
Making creamy, full-flavored blue cheese, all natural and hand crafted. 

Episode 6: Grow

Brooklyn Brine 
Making great pickles! 

Sustainable Seeds 
Offering open-pollinated and heirloom vegetable, herb, grain, flower and cover-crop seeds. 

Rancho Gordo 
Featuring glorious, old-fashioned heirloom beans. 

Maine Coast Sea Vegetables 
Wild-crafted in the North Atlantic.

Episode 7: Spread

Blue Chair Fruit
Making great jams and marmalades in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Raye's Mustard
Authentic stone ground mustard since 1900.

Loredana's Pesto
Marmalades, tapenades, spreads and vinaigrettes inspired by Northern Italian heritage.

Jumping Good Goat Dairy
Award-winning cheese makers in Buena Vista, Colorado.

Episode 8: Meat

Gourmet Mushrooms, Inc.
Pioneers in exotic mushroom cultivation.

The Meat Hook
Sausages made fresh every weekday.

Catch A Piece of Maine
Lobster from the icy cold Maine waters.

3 Sisters Cattle Company
All natural grass fed beef.

Episode 9: Crunch

Rustic Bakery
Rustic Bakery flatbreads are baked by hand with organic grains and seeds, using local ingredients whenever possible.

Olomomo Nuts
Wicked good nuts, kettle-roasted in small batches with spices and love.

KuKuRuZa Popcorn
Gourmet popcorn, with heart, soul and pure imagination in every batch.

Morning Glory Confections
Artisan brittle, made by hand in small batches. 

Episode 10: Sticky

Liddabit Sweets
Creating candy bars, jellies, lollipops and other treats that not only taste wonderful, but support local growers and producers.

Zane & Zack's World Famous Honey Co.
Making unique and delicious honey-based sauces and spreads using the finest and freshest ingredients.

Ruby Jewel Treats
All natural, all good handmade ice cream.

HotLips Soda
Real fruit sodas made with magnificent fruits and berries grown in the Pacific Northwest.

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