Spicy Condiments Ripe for Experimentation

Source: The New York Times

A collection of unusual condiments inspired by the flavors of Africa, Asia and the Middle East is a versatile resource for the cook. Try cumin-scented eggplant caponata on chicken; tomato and sultana chutney in an omelet; spiced raisin or lemon-sultana marmalata with cheese or yogurt; and white pumpkin and almond murabba, a kind of preserve, over grilled fruit. Dabbed on flatbread, they make for quick cocktail nibbles: Le Bon Magot condiments, $13 for 8 ounces, lebonmagot.com.