PRESS & MEDIA
Clare Turner Interviewed by The Local Palate, Dec 2013
What is chutney? For answers, I turned to Clare Turner of The Virginia Chutney Company, who has been bottling batches of her spicy, sweet/savory fruit blends for ten years now and just opened a new cannery earlier this year in Washington, Virginia.
The Turner's Interviewed by The Braiser, July 2013
I found, on my silly free-sample scavenger hunt, that the specialty food industry is anchored by an intense love of the product, and process by which it’s made. I expected world-class culinary veterans with reputable brands to represent the winning products. What I found was five winners with one thing in common: family.
VCC's Spicy Plum Selected as sofi™ Award Finalist, May 2013
sofi™ Award Winners and Finalists represent the best of the best in specialty food and beverages. “sofi” stands for specialty outstanding food innovation. This year’s finalists were selected from a record number 2,573 entries across all 32 awards categories. The Virginia Chutney's Spicy Plum chutney was selected as a finalist in the Outstanding Condiment category.
Featured in the Wall Street Journal's Holiday Guide, Nov 2012
... if you’re looking for something to pair with all that cheese, the best suggestion we can offer is Virginia Chutney Co.’s “Chutney and Spice Box” package – it comes not just with cheese-friendly chutneys, but also such other cheese-worthy accompaniments as dried figs, roasted almonds and candied ginger. Beautiful packaging, too.
VCC Featured in Women's Health Holiday Gift Guide, Nov 2012
The great thing about food gifts is that they're almost impossible to get wrong—who doesn't love delicious sips and munchies? Perfect for foodies (or for people who are impossible to shop for). Cranfiggy Chutney: cranberries and mustard seed—the perfect holiday spread.
Pepper Jelly Featured in Marian Burros Gift Guide, Autumn 2012
The people known for their Virginia Chutney have branched with especially successful results. An 11-ounce jar of Hot Pepper Jelly is sensational, even for those who were served hot pepper jelly with everthing all their lives.
VCC Featured in the Washington Post, August 2011
"As a kid growing up in Northern Virginia, Oliver Turner could never get a classmate to swap for the lunches his British-born mother packed for him. No kid raised on peanut butter and jelly on Wonder bread would think about trading in the tried-and-true for cheddar on brown bread, especially when the cheese was slathered with something too exotic to be recognized," writes the Post's Robert DiGiacomo.
Featured in the New York Times' Holiday Gift Guide, Dec 2008
Clare Turner, an Englishwoman who grew up in East Africa, has merged her country’s chutney wisdom with Southern recipes. The results are full of fruits, instead of gooey syrups. For the Christmas bird, there’s cranberry chutney; for everything else, sweet peach chutney or hot peach chutney...