HOLIDAY GIFTS: Gourmet Chocolate

TOP PHOTO: Edible chocolate box with bonbons from Charles Chocolates. SECOND PHOTO: Coco Puro’s chocolate-coated cacao beans. THIRD PHOTO: Ganache-filled bonbons from John & Kira’s. BOTTOM PHOTO: Calabacita figs filled with chocolate whiskey ganache from John & Kira’s.   We love putting together holiday gift lists, sharing our must-have favorites. The chocolate items here begin…
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TIP: Gourmet Grocery Store Gift Card

If you can’t think of a gift for people who like good food—because you don’t know exactly what they’d like—consider a gift card. A gift card to a premium market enables recipients to try new things or buy luxury items like artisan cheeses. Many of us our space-challenged at home, cramming those gift sweaters and…
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FOOD FUN: Beer Menorah

For 18 years, the Shmaltz Brewing Company has been handcrafting HE’BREW, classic beers with culturally-relevant names (certified kosher, of course, by KSA). Chanukah begins tonight, so take a look! THE CHOSEN BEERS The brewery currently makes: Barrel Aged Funky Jewbellation Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A. Chanukah Beer David’s Slingshot Death Of A Contract Brewer Genesis Dry Hopped…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Chanukah “Margarita” Cocktail

Toast to Chanukah or winter. Photo courtesy SKYY Spirits.   Spell it Chanukah or Hanukkah: The word for the Jewish Festival Of Lights was translitrated from the Hebrew alphabet. The name derives from the Hebrew verb for “to dedicate.” This year, Chanukah begins at sundown on December 16th and ends at sunset on Wednesday, December…
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GIFT: Harney Tea In Holiday Flavors

For Thanksgiving and Christmas gifts, there are seasonal flavors and boxed gift sets for the tea lover. Among the finest are these, from Harney & Sons, include: Cranberry Autumn, flavored black tea is a full-bodied brew, sweet and tart with dried cranberries and orange peel. Pomegranate Oolong, bright, floral. Just open the tin and the…
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