- Published on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 22:52
- Written by Super User
Fire & Spice Gourmet is at 312 Nutt St., Wilmington. In the future they will be offering a website, now you can like the store on Facebook so you will see when the tastings occur. For details, call 910-762-3050.
By: Candace Lookingbill
Tommy Cooper owner of Fire & Spice Gourmet began by selling hot and barbecue sauces and seasonings 15 years ago and has grown to include unique kitchen items along with local prepared foods and wines. The store is in The Cotton Exchange. If you have someone on your Christmas list that loves to grill or cook, this is the place to visit. The store is stocked with a good variety of seasonings and sauces from Louisiana, an assortment of barbecue sauces that is unequalled in this area. They also offer several jerk seasonings and sauces for Caribbean foods. There are approximately 700 different hot sauces that range from mild to extreme. These can be used in numerous food preparations. Dry rubs and marinades are also abundant. From Texas, there are seasonings for fajitas, tacos, and chili. He also carries locally made salsas, pickles, relishes, jams, jellies, preserves and a really nice local honey.
Rum cakes from Kure Beach, toffee from Wilmington, seafood breading, hushpuppy mix, cocktail and tartar sauce from Calabash, garlic butter shrimp and crab boil from Florida, and numerous other regional items are available. Cooper is always looking for kitchen items that are unique and just not available in everyone’s kitchen. He offers the new and trendy smaller gadgets to be used in the kitchen. There is a section of items made of silicone which can withstand high temperatures. He also offers cookware, wine racks and wine accessories. There are coastal-themed dish towels and aprons.
Fire & Spice Gourmet is at 312 Nutt St., Wilmington. The hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. In the future he will be offering a website, now you can like the store on Facebook so you will see when the tastings occur. For details, call 910-762-3050.