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Gourmet Foods

Get caviar serving suggestions, learn about different varieties and discover excellent alternatives like infused roes with GAYOT's Caviar Basics guide


Epicurean Delights for the True Gourmand

Spice up your life with an item or two from our featured foods list. With selections that include everything from sauces and seasonings to sweets and specialty stores, our guide to gourmet goods will whet your appetite.


Valrhona’s new Dulcey “blond chocolates” on display at the Winter Fancy Food Show

TRENDY EATS
The Winter Fancy Food Show
San Francisco's Winter Fancy Food Show brought together culinary visionaries from around the country (including plenty of celebrity chefs). Check out GAYOT's blog to learn more.

ARTISANAL SEA SALT
Amabito no Moshio
This mineral-rich, gourmet sea salt hails from the tiny island of Kami-Kamagari in Western Japan. It is made using an ancient method perfected 2,500 years ago.
Amabito no Moshio Japanese sea salt, one of GAYOT's featured gourmet products

Packed with nutrients, Umi No Jinenjyo is a type of seaweed harvested from Toyama Bay, Japan

UNDER THE SEA
Umi No Jinenjyo
Sold by Japanese food importer Mutual Trading Company, Umi No Jinenjyo is a delicious, nutrient-dense seaweed harvested from Toyama Bay. Try it over rice, or as a salad.

VENEZUELAN FLAVOR
Chuao Chocolatier
Southern California's Chuao Chocolatier relies on European technique and Venezuelan cacao to make its imaginative fusion chocolate.
Chuao's Maple Bacon Bar features bonfire smoked sea salt, crisp bacon and milk chocolate

Read GAYOT's review of Cinco Jotas Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, one of the finest hams in the world

HAM FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Cinco Jotas Ibérico de Bellota
Made from pure breed Ibérico (Pata Negra) pigs, this cured Spanish ham has an exquisite, nutty-sweet flavor that comes from the animals being fed a diet of wild acorns.

COOL BEANS
Starbucks Reserve Sun-Dried Ethiopia Harrar
The ubiquitous java giant now sells limited-edition, single-origin coffees from some of the world's most famous coffee-growing regions.
Starbucks Reserve Sun-Dried Ethiopia Harrar coffee is available by the bean at select locations in major U.S. cities

The Graceful Cookie's ginger snaps


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Need a caffeine fix? From sixteen-ounce cans to energy shots, guarana to ginkgo biloba, here are five of GAYOT's favorite energy drinks.

Anyone in the mood for cocoa coq au vin? This cookbook from the darlings of the bean-to-bar movement will fill you with sweet inspiration.