Like man discovering fire, the first uni student to ever add a dollop of pesto to their penne must have known almost instantaneously that they were onto something big. Something that was going to change the game forever. The correct application of a condiment – be it a shower of salt and vinegar on your chips or a slick of mustard on a charred frankfurter – is something that can turn your cooking from mediocre to magical in a moment’s notice.
Salt is obviously essential to enhancing the flavours of practically any dish. We’re not arguing against that. But salt and its good pal pepper can only go so far, and we think it’s high time you updated your condiment rotation to add some excitement back into meal prep. Because honestly, mate, putting Sriracha on your scrambled eggs? That’s so 2017.
Here’s a few of the affordable condiments you should add to your kitchen cupboard.