Every flavor comes with a story. Some flavors are comprised of ingredients compelled by literature, history or memory. Some flavors are comprised by ingredients compelled by all of these or none of these. Some flavors have stories written completely on a whim. But every flavor has a story.
marmalades & chutneys
with their well-paired
rich in historical, artistic, anthropological context
in Suzanne’s kitchen
made from organic,
seasonal & mostly local produce sourced from
With a very personal variation
on the old adage ‘Which came first:
the chicken or the egg?’,
I began a journey of combining
food, artistry, and stories
to embody those fleeting
memory bursts that arrive
suddenly when least expected.
That ‘aha moment’ when, walking along,
you smell a scent that immediately
registers a distant remembrance
or story from long ago.
When I first began creating jams and marmalades,
I enjoyed playing with
a variety of fruits available,
adding in herbs, flowers, or
essential oils purely for my own
imagination - a sense of whimsy.
What I discovered along the way
was the response everyone seemed to share:
What I am striving for when
creating Flavor Stories is the
sensations jog memories,
which then allow the stories
to tell themselves.
I imagine the process to be similar to a perfumer’s
alchemical unfolding when trying to capture the
essence of a moment, a time, or place.
As with fragrance, Pink Slip Jam
concoctions are ephemeral -
the fruit is different
season to season,
the moments and stories
preserved are what remain.