Much like a kindergartner’s crayons, spices and sauces are a chef’s most expressive tools, which means they must be wielded carefully and tasted sparingly. Trim dull flavors from homegrown meals with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get a delivered gift basket of gourmet seafood sauces and oyster cookware from Charleston Original Sauces (a $59 value). Each basket includes:
- Two gourmet cocktail sauces
- One gourmet hot sauce
- Two pairs of oyster gloves
- Two stainless-steel, nonslip oyster knives
- Two beverage cozies<p>
Charleston Original Sauces stockpiles scores of saucy accessories tailor-made for seafood. Local residents John and Mary Rhea morph peppers and spices into various states of matter and bottle them for all-natural cooking experiments. Viscous vats of cocktail sauce engulf oysters with horseradish and tomato complements, and tangy hot sauce accents delicate oyster meat with the dapperness of an elbow-patched sport coat. The gourmet gift set pairs its flavor soiree with a set of oyster gloves and stainless-steel oyster knives that help chefs to unlock the oyster’s secret-keeping jaws along with two beverage cozies emblazoned with Charleston Original Sauces’ logo.