Knowing the source of your food can help you appreciate it -- for instance, knowing a vineyard's terroir can help you identify the subtle notes of flint stone in a Chablis, or the overwhelming aroma of Flint Town in a Mad Dog. For fancy foodstuffs flush with backstory, hit Food Shed.
Started by a chef/specialty-food buyer named Brenda, FS's a just-launched web shop curating hand-crafted "indie" foodstuffs she discovered during her travels, dropping extensive knowledge on "where it's from, who makes it, and why it's so delicious", though if you're a true patriot, you know the answer to all three of those questions is "America!". The pantry's stocked with 150+ items, but a side bar boasts quick filters like Category (Oils & Spices, Snacks, Fresh Meat...), Popular (e.g., Heirloom, Farmstead), Season, and geographic Region, plus each entry's fleshed out with loads of info on the producer, personal anecdotes, serving recs, and if/where it's available locally, because shoplifting the Net is all but impossible. Current deliciousness includes dry-cured chorizos from PDX-based Olympic Provisions (the closest she's found to the Spanish original); Bluegrass Soy Sauce, made from special mashed Kentucky soybeans aged in bourbon barrels for hints of boozy oak; and a Seattle-based pickled fig/raisin/plum trio that's perfect for pairing w/ sausages called the Boat Street Pickle Threesome -- unsurprising, as that's a position many a sailor has been in.
There's also a growing collection of original recipes that incorporate stocked items, from duck fat potatoes, to beer cheese, though good luck appreciating anything when you've crushed so many Strawberry-Kiwis to the dome you can't even see 20/20, bro!