Why give a gift just once when you can give someone a gift every month of the year? Some of the most respectable producers of delicious foods out there offer incredible food-of-the-month clubs to fit every taste and budget. From gourmet chocolates to craft coffees to artisan bacon, homemade pies to farmhouse cheese to fresh seafood - there is a perfect food-of-the-month club for you or your favorite foodie. Here is a list of my favorites.
Check out the complete list of The Best Food of the Months Club.
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Looking for a great gift for the foodies on your Hanukkah gift list? Here is a collection of delicious kosher products for all eight nights of Hanukkah -- including modern takes on traditional Hanukkah food themes.
Check out the list of Kosher Gourmet Hanukkah Gifts.
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From child to adult, you can't celebrate Chanukah without a good helping of homemade latkes. Latkes are fried potato pancakes traditional eaten during Hanukkah. Made from grated potato, flour and egg, they are sometimes flavored with onion or garlic and served with applesauce or sour cream. Comfort food at its best, here is a recipe for latkes that is sure to please all your guests.
Check out this recipe for traditional latkes.
Hefenkranz (or "yeast wreath") is a sweet bread from southern Germany, traditionally served around the holidays. Slightly sweet with a hint of lemon, almonds, and golden raisins - this makes a wonderful bread to serve at any family gathering or to give as a gift.
Check out the recipe for Hefenkranz Wreath (German Christmas Bread)
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Christmas Pudding is a traditional British dessert that is as much fun to make as it is to eat! Rich, sticky and flavorful, it is truly more like a pudding than any kind of cake. Your guests will applaud with delight when the pudding is set aflame right before serving.
Check out the recipe for Christmas Pudding.
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Some of the best gourmet foods can be found online! Forget the crowds and long checkout lines, do your shopping from the comfort of your own home. I've listed several shops here that are offering great deals online for Cyber Monday (December 2). Whether you are looking for delicious specialty food gifts or something yummy to enjoy yourself, you will likely find something on this list that you can't live without!
Check out all the great Cyber Monday Deals for Foodies.
Here is a simple recipe for roast turkey that creates a flavorful and moist Thanksgiving turkey using oranges, maple syrup and lots of herbs. Brining the turkey is an important step in creating a really moist turkey.
Check out the recipe for Orange and Maple Roasted Turkey.
Here's a twist on a classic treat. Pumpkin seeds and a pinch of cayenne turn ordinary brittle into a gourmet confection. This makes a wonderful gift around the holidays or serve with an aged cheddar for a great pairing.
Check out the recipe for Spicy Pumpkin Seed Brittle.
The flavor of oranges is a wonderful complement to pumpkin. The addition of spices and Grand Marnier (an orange liqueur) give the flavor of this cheesecake a nice complexity. Luscious and flavorful, this dessert is perfect for your holiday table.
Check out the recipe for Pumpkin-Orange Cheesecake with Grand Marnier.
Mulled Wine is a wonderful tradition around the holidays. Served warm to provide comfort against the winter chill, this delicious cocktail includes many of the season's favorite spices - cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Keep on the stove over very low heat and serve a glass to your guests as they arrive to the party.
Check out the recipe for Classic Mulled Wine.