A Stirring Tribute
At Mountain Fruit, every batch of jam is slow cooked and hand stirred, just as it would be at home ($5.50 for 10 ounces; 800-401-9588).
Can anyone resist Cameron Diaz? Not chef Norman Van Aken, who created the Asian menu for Bambú, the restaurant that she co-owns in Miami Beach (1661 Meridian Ave.).
While abroad, chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten fell for the sweet, hot, earthy flavor of long peppers, so he had International Spice House, his favorite importer, track them down--in Indonesia ($20 per pound; 516-942-7248).