A pretty basket of baby veggies will delight the healthy eater (photo © Melissa’s Produce).   Who can resist the allure of baby vegetables? Here’s a special gift from specialty company Melissa’s Produce, for your favorite vegetarian, vegan, healthy eater or foodie-in-general. Each delicately woven gift basket is brimming with fresh vegetables, which are artfully […]

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[1] Festivus Maple Syrup, infused with holiday spices (all photo © Runamok Maple). [2] Twin recipes, different names. Festivus is the tongue-in-cheek version of Runamok’s Holiday Spiced Maple Syrup. [3] Maple syrup is a great gift. You know the recipient will be able to use it.   Fine maple syrup is a great holiday gift […]

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A gift for your favorite lover of luxe black truffles: truffle croissants! Baked exclusively for Williams Sonoma by San Francisco’s Le Marais Bakery, these handmade, small-batch croissants are indeed a treat. They arrive frozen, to be baked fresh at home for an experience that instantly transports you to Paris. Light and flaky, these savory croissants […]

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Newby Tea is a British brand that puts fine tea in bags, just right for tea lovers who don’t like to deal with loose tea. Newby is one of the newer tea companies, founded in London at the turn of the millennium with a clear mission: to revive the world’s love for quality tea. Newby’s […]

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[1] The Jerky Advent Calendar features an O Holy Cow stained glass window with a cow Santa, cow carolers and a cow snowball fight (all photos © Man Crate). [2] The whole shebang: the flavors of jerky inside the box. [3] A close-up on the packets of jerky and some of the ingredients used to […]

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[1] Irresistible to chocolate lovers: Mint Chocolate Cream Liqueur from Round Barn Winery (all photos © Round Barn Winery). [2] Black Walnut and Salted Caramel Cream Liqueurs.   Round Barn Estate in Baroda, Michigan began in 1997, when the Moersch family discovered a 1912 round barn in northern Indiana (photo #3, below), and envisioned it […]

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[1] A unique opportunity to taste four heritage pork breeds side-by-side (photo © Heritage Foods). [2] A Berkshire pig, a breed that originated in England (photo © Martin Pateman | Fotolia).   Do you know your heritage pig breeds? A heritage breed has not been crossbred in hundreds of years. Heritage pork has more marbling […]

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[1] Party Perfect cheese selection (all photos © Mozzarella Company). [2] The Thanksgiving Special. [3] Holiday Spreadables. [4] A close-up of the Mascarpone Torta. You can buy them individually, in four flavors.   For your favorite turophile (cheese lover), how about a selection of artisan cheeses from one of America’s great cheesemakers, Paula Lambert, founder […]

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