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Chris Kimball is out at Cook’s Illustrated and Dana Cowin has moved on from Food & Wine. We try to make sense of these seismic shifts in food media.
We also talk over the topic of classic casseroles. You don’t actually need a can of condensed soup to make one!
Here are our picks for our favorite store-bought edible holiday gifts:
- Eclat Chocolates
- John & Kira’s
- High Street on Market Panettone (Here’s the Edible Philly story I mentioned all about this bread.)
- Robert Lambert’s Aged Fruit Cake
- Termini’s Torrone
- Barbuzzo Salted Caramel Budino (Only in Philadelphia: Pick up a sixpack between December 17 and 24 at Verde.)
- Old Blue Raw Honey
- Three Springs Fruit Farm and Food in Jars collaboration preserves
We also chat about our favorite festive holiday drinks.
Marisa schools Joy about Fromage Blanc.
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2 thoughts on “Episode 119: Casseroles, Edible Gifts, Holiday Drinks”
I’m still binge listening to the backlog of episodes after my maternity leave from everything last summer. And still loving it.
I would add super-fancy Luxardo cocktail cherries to the list of decadent foods appropriate for holiday giving. They’re $20/jar at my local wine & viddles place. And the same at W&S. I tried canning my own. First, a bottle of Luxardo costs $35. And then I accidentally left my bottle at our family lake house after can-cation and had to buy another bottle when I got home. After spending $70 on the booze, the end result was good, but not awesome. Live and learn.
I also like to gift locally made, small-batch craft syrups. In Indianapolis, my favorites are Wilks & Wilson and Sage’s.
And yes to CK : Cook’s Illustrated. They are one thing in my mind.
I hear you about high end cherries. They make a huge difference!