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2016 Holiday Gift Guide – Under $50

We make it easy to find the perfect gift for the foodie in your life! Our team each chose a favorite item under $50 to gift or be gifted for the 2016 holiday season.

Oggi Copper Plated Cocktail Shaker50aw2016
$24.99

No home bar is complete without a good cocktail shaker. I love this shaker because it lets people know I’m serious about my cocktails, while throwing in just a little bit of style.

Antoine

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How do I store fresh herbs

Ask Nina Rose:
How do I store fresh herbs so they keep as long as possible?

Fresh HerbsThere’s nothing like the flavor of fresh herbs to really make a dish special, and with the summer months ahead, fresh herbs are abundant and inexpensive. But how many times have you bought a bunch of cilantro, only to have it wilt and rot in two days?

By using these methods to help extend the life of your herbs, you can enjoy fresh flavors well into the winter months when these plants go out of season, without resorting to using dried herbs from the pantry.

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Salt Blocks

Himalayan Salt Block

Using Himalayan Salt Blocks is a growing culinary trend!

Himalayan salt blocks and slabs are quickly becoming an exciting new trend in the culinary world.

Hand-cut from salt deposits deep in the Himalayan mountains, these thick pink salt slabs can be used for serving appetizers or cooking an entree right at the table.

Chill your salt block in the refrigerator or freezer for a few hours, and presto – you have a fun and interesting new way to serve fruit, sashimi, or any other cold food! It will no doubt have your family and friends talking for days.

Though salt blocks offer a beautiful way to present your food, their functionality extends beyond just a serving platter. Heat the block slowly on your grill, then sear some flank steak – it’s sure to be the perfectly salted star of your meal. For a new take on breakfast, heat the salt slab on your stove top, then fry an egg right on it! Feeling romantic? Check out this beautiful presentation of chocolate fondue on a salt slab – it’s sure to wow that special someone!

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