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Let's eat.

From Big Sur's killer cliff-clinging eateries to Salinas' unparalleled produce, this blog aims to sniff out all things Monterey County can stomach, via picture and prose, curiosity and appetite, hand and mouth.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ginger Winner

Our own modest little Marina has Mortimer's, that new walkway over Del Monte, Noodle Bar #2, a city councilman who says the mayor should be shot in the head and—don't look now—the best product line in the land.

The Ginger People contracts with folks who grow the rizome for them in Fiji, Australia and China. They sell their cleverly marketed, all-natural chews, syrups and treats in an increasing amount of countries the world over (and at spots like Bruno's and Whole Foods locally). But their little world headquarters is in Marina across from D'anna Thai (883-9399); its leadership lives on the Peninsula; and its owners call Carmel home, as they have for years.

For a recent Food & Wine issue, the Weekly put together a Ginger People cover story exploring the flavorful things that they do.

Apparently they are still on top of their game. Yesterday the GP team scored big at the Academy Awards of its industry, the New York Fancy Food Show sofi Awards Competition, which recognize excellence in specialty food and beverages in 33 categories. Their ginger-rich line of products earned the gold in the 2010 sofi™ Awards for “Outstanding Product Line"—and the golden chef statue that comes with it.