What's the product?

A slice of Kansas right on your doorstep – or, er, in your cupboard. Useful for both marinating and dipping, Prairie Fire BBQ sauces come in two different styles: original and 'With a Kick'. Whichever one you go for, they're an essential component for your next summer barbecue, rib roast or accessory to a plate of chunky chips.

Who makes it?

Prairie Fire BBQ was born out of founder Michael Gratz's nostalgia for his hometown, Kansas City. Apparently London's food scene had everything apart from authentic Kansas-style slow-smoked BBQ sauces and rubs, so he decided to do something about it. Enter: Prairie Fire BBQ barbecue sauces and spice rubs.

What does it taste like?

The original sauce is smooth, rich and unashamedly American-sweet. But when it comes to the 'With a Kick' version – laced with sour tamarind and spicy chipotle – it's a whole other story – and watch out, because it has a slow-burning heat that'll creep up on you when you least expect it. It's just begging to be poured over slow-cooked baby-back ribs or brisket.

Where can I get it?

The sauces can currently be found at farmers' markets and quality London butchers including Parson's Nose, HG Walter and Moen & Sons in Clapham. They are also available at prairiefirebbq.com for £6, along with the rest of the range of sauces and spice rubs.

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