Smith: Chili sauces bring more than heat | Food and Cooking


Which condiment do you grab? Sriracha, classic chili sauce or maybe a sweet red chili sauce? These are all examples of different kinds of chili sauce, some of which are excellent for dipping our favorite finger foods. Chili sauce is a blend of puréed or chopped chili peppers, vinegar, sugar and salt. Each type has their own unique taste that complements certain foods.

Chili sauce differs from a hot sauce in that chili sauces are thicker and may have pieces of ingredients intact. The classic chili sauce you find in a bottle at the grocery store is a thick red

Buzz Bites: Workout replenishment and a record food drive | Food-and-cooking


This week’s Buzz Bites include a new place to get energized before or after your next workout, plus an update on a recent Lake Monticello food drive.

Fuel your workout

Town Center Four at the University of Virginia Research Park now offers Navbar, which is operated by Foods of All Nations. It’s a convenient place to pick up specialty coffees, smoothies, water and a variety of grab-and-go foods before or after your workout at Success Studio North.

The new fitness facility is operated by Bill Burnett, a fitness industry veteran who founded Bill Burnett’s Success Studio in Ivy Shopping Center.

New meal kit delivery service debuts on food scene | Food and Cooking



Beef Short Ribs is one of the meals offered through SupperUp.

SupperUp, a no-prep meal kit company, debuted this spring in Illinois. The company will launch in other markets/states in the future.

Meals offered through SupperUp are created for use in the Instant Pot or other pressure-cooker-style appliance.

“Now more than ever we want to help get homemade meals on the table easily and safely with the help of our