Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Food & Drink

Gourmet gift guide for the at-home foodie

Perfect gifts for you or someone you love who enjoys entertaining at home.


Need happy hour in a hurry? WINEWISK™ is here to save you from waiting around until your wine aerates. Sure, a good wine should be let to breathe to unlock its aroma and complexity of flavor, but if you have impatient guests, WINEWISK offers a colorful a solution that cuts the time down and brings out your wine’s full potential in three quick steps. All you have to do is swirl your wine, make bubbles, and release your wine’s full potential – it’s really that simple. The newest aerator on the market also doubles as a wine charm, ensuring everyone can keep track of their own glass. 

Melly’s Meatball Mix

Make authentic Italian meatballs that will have your guests thinking you had the recipe handed down from a real Italian nonna! No-one likes bland, dry meatballs. Melly’s Homemade Meatball Mix makes 18 authentic Italian meatballs without spending hours in the kitchen getting the combination of seasoning and texture just right. Melly’s Meatball Mix was born offering options for those with and without food sensitivities resulting in a gluten-free option too.

Melly’s Homemade Meatball Mix
Good & Tasty Bakes 

Don’t even feel guilty about enjoying dessert ever again! Good & Tasty Bakes allows you to appreciate rich and delicious cheesecake that is free of artificial flavors or preservatives. A team of experienced bakers makes the cheesecakes from scratch using the best whole ingredients — in small batches. You’ll see the difference in exceptional taste, quality, and appearance and be able to enjoy it guilt-free. It’s the perfect treat for special family occasions or a great way to top off that dinner party and save yourself time in the kitchen.

Tea with Tae

There is nothing as relaxing and soothing as a quality cup of tea. Known for its antioxidant properties, tea, whether it is Herbal, Black, Green, Chai, Rooibos, Oolong has outstanding health benefits and this beautifully curated and packaged brand makes a perfect gift for someone you love, such as Mom! Using the bento box concept, Tea With Tae is the classiest and craftiest way to sample new flavors and old favorites. Create a box specifically for the recipient or choose from the preset curated collection and discover what you like. All teas are available in tea-pyramid sachet bags that are biodegradable.

Backyard Candles Coconut Candles 

With the weather getting warmer, and as per CDC guidance, gathering outdoors is back on the menu! Why not set the scene with Backyard Candles — beautiful coconut candles that naturally fit in with any home decor or add a touch pf paradise to your outdoor setting. Each item is handmade with upcycled coconut shells that otherwise would have been tossed away, polluting the environment. The unique aromas invigorate a room while creating a serene environment for relaxation and comfort. Bonus: they float in the bathtub or the pool! ($10-$25)

Women Who Cook

These two books provide culinary inspiration from the women, mothers, and nonnas who have gone before us! Want a taste of Tuscany without renewing your passport? Tie on an apron and try delicious and authentic recipes from the Tuscan Women Cook cookbook which have been handed down from generations of the best family cooks in Montefollonico, Italy. Los Angeles-based Coleen Kirnan and Rhonda Vilardo purchased Tuscan Women Cook, a unique culinary immersion vacation where participants learn to cook authentic Italian meals from legendary women in the Tuscan village of Montefollonico. This is their first cookbook.

The Culinary Art Portfolio of Josephine E. Jones is not a cookbook but rather a portfolio, with ready-to frame prints, of the culinary art created by Josephine E. Jones with photography by the late John Turner, who was the professional photographer for Standard Brands. Standard Brands was the Fortune 500 company that made Chase & Sanborn Coffee, Royal Gelatin, and Planters Peanuts. The company is now Kraft Foods. Josephine E. Jones was the supervisor of the employees’ cafeteria. This personal f history is available from Ida Bell Publishing.

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