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Neera Tandon: I never once had a day when I didn't want to come to work.
Alana Morrison: We're all biologically wired to seek pleasure through food.

June 2014 Issue / Vol. 2, No. 11                                                                                                                                                                                                            


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Synopsis: Foodies West – Neera Tandon and Alana Morrison, Cinnabar Specialty Foods, Prescott, Arizona

Necessity, the saying goes, is the mother of invention. In Neera Tandon’s case, so is ennui. It’s how Cinnabar Specialty Foods came about. The tiny, tucked-away manufacturer makes some of the best chutneys, jerks and Indian sauces in the country. She partnered with local food retailer, Ted Schleicher. His parents owned the Prescott Panty, the town’s first gourmet-ish food outlet. Tandon made the first batches of chutney at home. AJs Fine Foods and specialty deli, Duck & Decanter were her first customers. Then Cinnabar got a home. After almost 30 years of spice bliss, Tandon decided to sell the business. “Neera listed the business with a business broker,” current owner, Alana Morrison explained. “My husband, who restores classic European cars, and I were looking for a business that would satisfy our creative element and our passion for food. Something that would expand our interest in the world. We met Neera and could tell the match was made.”