Top Pick Of The Week

December 11, 2012

Maple Bacon Caramels

Maple Bacon Chocomels—chocolate caramels—will be a gifting hit. Photo courtesy H.S. Chocolate Company.

WHAT IT IS: Our selection of gourmet gifts for Holiday 2012.
WHY IT’S DIFFERENT: You can’t find them on the store shelf, but they’re well worth sending for.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Flavor, flavor, flavor.
WHERE TO BUY IT: See individual listings.

Gourmet Food Gifts: Top Picks For The Holidays Or Any Time

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You know how this works. Every year, the catalogs start coming and the e-mails begin to arrive.

They promise great gourmet gifts. That’s all well and good, but many of these food marketers place quality a distant second to volume. Besides, does anyone really need another gift basket of questionable “gourmet” items?

This year, why not try something different, at least for the food lovers in your life? These recommendations are all for foods produced by small, artisan companies  who give a damn about what they make, how their ingredients are sourced and even what kind of impact their products have on the planet.

All merit serious consideration if you’re trying to find something for that hard-to-shop-for foodie.


Each link tells you where to buy. I hope you’ll be delighted as I’ve been with these most special of specialty foods.

— Stephanie Zonis


375 Cheesecake Recipes

The Cheesecake Bible   125 Best Cheesecake Recipes   The 50 Best Cheesecakes in the World

The Cheesecake Bible, by George Geary. Devour some two hundred recipes, both sweet and savory (a great first course). Bake a new one each week for four years! More information.


125 Best Cheesecake Recipes, by George Geary. The author of The Cheesecake Bible delivers 125 more cheesecake recipes. A cornucopia of cheesecake riches. More information.


The 50 Best Cheesecakes in the World: The Winning Recipes from the Nationwide “Love that Cheesecake” Contest, by Larry Zisman and Honey Zisman. More information.



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