03/20/17 6:03am
charissa spice

93-year-old Earl Fultz, founder of cHarissa spice. (Credit: Katelyn Knapp)

At 93 years old, Greenport resident Earl Fultz is still finding the spice of life.

His company, cHarissa, which he manages with business partner Jeri Woodhouse, has become a foodie phenomenon. The Moroccan-inspired seasoning, which initially gained popularity with chefs at local restaurants, has gone on to receive national acclaim, winning the SOFI Award at New York City’s Fancy Food Show and finding its way into dishes at Canadian eateries. (more…)

02/02/16 6:10am
Earl Fultz and his late wife, Gloria, who created the Moroccan-influenced food seasoning cHarissa. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Earl Fultz and his late wife, Gloria, who created the Moroccan-influenced food seasoning cHarissa. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Earl Fultz, the 92-year-old entrepreneur behind the Moroccan-inspired spice cHarissa, makes an appearance in the February issue of Glamour magazine. So does his late wife, Gloria, via a photo courtesy of The Suffolk Times.

Glamour’s editor-in-chief, Cindi Leive, whose mother is cousins with Gloria, contacted the Greenport resident to get his take on love and Valentine’s Day. (more…)

01/08/16 6:01am
Earl Fultz and his late wife, Gloria, who created the Moroccan-influenced food seasoning cHarissa. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Earl Fultz and his late wife, Gloria, who created the Moroccan-influenced food seasoning cHarissa. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Our favorite North Fork spice maker, 92-year-old Earl Fultz, was featured on a recent CBS 2 news segment.

Fultz, who promised his late wife, Gloria, that he would take her family recipe for the condiment cHarissa and turn it into a household brand, was featured in a segment that aired Jan. 6. (more…)

01/17/15 11:00am
cHarissa owner Earl Futz at the Mattituck Farmers Market  in May. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

cHarissa owner Earl Futz at the Mattituck Farmers Market in May. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

What do Shinn Estate Vineyards, a 91-year-old man and his recently-launched business and Cutchogue’s own winasaur have in common?

They all received favorable press this week. (more…)

09/10/14 11:34am
Earl Fultz and his late wife, Gloria, who created the Moroccan-influenced food seasoning cHarissa more than 25 years go. Mr. Fultz hopes Wells Fargo prize winnings will help him sell her creation in stores nationwide. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Earl Fultz and his late wife, Gloria, who created the Moroccan-influenced food seasoning cHarissa more than 25 years go. Mr. Fultz hopes Wells Fargo prize winnings will help him sell her creation in stores nationwide. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

For the past three years, 91-year-old Earl Fultz of Greenport has worked to make a name for his wife, Gloria’s, cooking secret — cHarissa, a Moroccan-influenced seasoning made with cumin and other spices.  (more…)

09/08/13 12:30pm
chef column john ross meatball recipe

Photo by John Ross | Jeri Woodhouse’s cHarissa meatballs with hummus were among the two meatball standouts at Harvest East End.

On top of spaghetti

All covered with cheese.

I lost my poor meatball

When somebody sneezed.

It rolled off the table

And onto the floor

And then my poor meatball Rolled out of the door.

Excerpt from children’s song by Tom Glazer

 

The Harvest East End wine and food classic at McCall Wines in Cutchogue on Aug. 24 was another beautiful celebration of Long Island wine and food. It was attended by some 1,300 people who came to raise their glasses to the wineries and restaurants of the East End. Forty-three wineries and 34 chefs provided the food and wine. (more…)