Spanish chorizo can’t hide from readers

Mexican chorizo? Easy to find at just about any supermarket in town. Spanish cured chorizo? Not so much. But readers have local sources for Karen Clark.

Raymond Moreton faxed that he gets it at El Relampago Cubano Market at 634 N. Eastern Ave. (adding that it’s best to call first to be sure it’s in stock), Nylda Alvarez e-mailed that she found it at King Ranch Market (which has several locations in the valley), Arlene Burtnick found it at Village Meat & Wine at 5025 S. Eastern Ave., Kristin Sande of Valley Cheese & Wine at 1770 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway in Henderson said her store carries it, Ron Lutz of The Butcher Block at 7625 S. Rainbow Blvd. said he carries it and Tony Wade recommended (or call 888-331-4362), adding that the site periodically offers free shipping. …

For Susan Brien, who’s looking for the Cuban seasoning Badia, Alvarez and Susana Fernandez both recommended King Ranch Market. …

For Jenny Snead, the Jensens of Village Meat & Wine said they make turkey brats, with a six-pound minimum. …

For Eugene Pucine, Village Meat also carries Rocky Mountain oysters, frozen in pairs. …

Also for Pucine, Dawn Henry said Cost Plus World Market at 3890 Blue Diamond Road carries Herbes de Provence (there’s another Cost Plus at 2151 N. Rainbow Blvd.), Jo-Ann Geller found it at Williams-Sonoma at 1001 S. Rampart Blvd. (there’s another Williams-Sonoma in The District at 2255 Village Walk Drive in Henderson), Helen Schussler of The Tovah Team said she carries it at, and the Jensens of Village Meat & Wine carry it. …

For Cindy Lupo, Village Meat & Wine also carries Hoffman’s Sharp Cheddar Cheese. …

And for Suzanne and Mark Toubin, Geller said hard, wide Chinese noodles can be found in the kosher section of Albertsons at 10140 W. Flamingo Road. …

Reader requests: Heather Welch is looking for Seapoint Farms dry-roasted lightly salted edamame, which she used to get at Costco. …

Patrick Verfurth is looking for teff flour. …

Ed Thron is looking for gooseberry preserves, which he used to get at Whole Foods Market. …

William Isaac is looking for sponge cake mixes, or bakeries that sell sponge cake. …

Gil and Dolores Sawyer are looking for sugar-free hard candy in three- to five-pound bags. …

Marie Williams is looking for a local source for Portuguese olive oil. …

William Shettler is looking for Seri Kaya Malaysian coconut jam. …

And Susan Ross is looking for Newman’s Own Teriyaki Marinade.


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