Friday December 13, 2013
Welcome to the LocalEats holiday gift guide. We'd of course, be remiss not to start things off by suggesting that the new LocalEats gift cards make fantastic gifts for foodies. It's a great way to support local businesses, and best of all, the recipient, not the person who gives the card, gets to decide where to redeem the card. Here's our ever-growing list of participating restaurants. Shameless plug aside, here are some foodcentric gift ideas for your edification.
In search of a last minute romantic gift for your non-vegetarian significant other? You'll melt their heart (and perhaps make it burn) with the Bacons of the World gift package from Belcampo Meat Co. – five pounds of bacon four times a year, with a different exotic bacon with each shipment.
There are a number of deliverable smoked fish packages from NYC's legendary Jewish deli, Russ & Daughters, but the Smoked Salmon Medley is among the most popular with 3 kinds of smoked salmon, cream cheese, bagels and even a Russ & Daughters tote bag (you'll be the coolest kid in school!).
Who couldn't use 50-pound box of New Mexico Green Chiles from the New Mexico Catalogue? Sure, you could just purchase a five-pound box, but why not be set for salsa and soups for life. Go big or go home.
Cooks and aspiring chefs will enjoy Le Pigeon: Cooking at the Dirty Bird, from James Beard Award-winning chef Gabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon in Portland. If elk tongue stroganoff and roasted pigeon aren't your thing, try the Roberta's Cookbook from the stellar Bushwick restaurant of the same name.
Looking for a unique interior lighting piece for a carb enthusiast? Try these Pampshades, (lamps made from actual bread).