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Gourmet Food and Cooking

Lists and Tips for the Gourmand

Love to cook and try out new gadgets and gourmet foods? We do, too. Here you will find our latest must-haves and must-knows, from cookbooks and kitchenware to healthy foods to reviews of coffee, tea, cooking utensils and more.

The New Sugar and Spice features dessert recipes centered around spices and herbs

SENSATIONAL DESSERTS
The New Sugar & Spice: A Recipe for Bolder Baking
Sugar and spice make everything nice, especially the 80 recipes from baker and author Samantha Seneviratne's new cookbook. Upgrade your baking skills with her unique, spice-centric twists on classic dessert recipes — think Salt and Pepper Caramel Brownies — or discover global ones, such as the Sri Lankan Love Cake. Just choose among the seven flavor categories and bake away.

Add this to your cookbook collection


Endangered Species Chocolate partners with organizations for up to three years before working with another

MORE THAN A SWEET TREAT
Endangered Species Chocolate
Meet the chocolate bar that's changing the world. Not only is it Fair Trade Certified, vegan and gluten-free, but with each bar purchased, 10 percent of profits are donated to help save endangered species.

Find Lemon Poppy Seed and the other flavors


Find the corn griller, burger press and other accessories on GAYOT's list of Top 10 BBQ Products

SUMMERTIME GRILLIN'
GAYOT's Top 10 BBQ Products

Love to grill? You need more than a barbecue, you need some of these nifty cooking gadgets. Explore them on GAYOT's list of the best outdoor cookware available.

Find out more


Explore over 120 wine-inclusive recipes in "The New Wine Country Cookbook" by Brigit Binns

MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN
Food And Wine Pairing

Do you love cooking and sipping a glass of wine? Bring your two loves together with delicious recipes from "The New Wine Country Cookbook" by Brigit Binns.

Read more here



Grilled jumbo shrimp at The Roof Garden, The Peninsula Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA

COOKED TO PERFECTION
Top 10 Barbecue and Grilling Tips

Warm weather has returned, which means it's time to break out the grill. Check out food writer John McLemore's favorite grilling tricks to get the most out of your barbecue.

Get fired up for grilling season


 

Strawberries are a good source of potassium that helps regulate electrolytes in the body, lowering risk of heart attack and stroke

RIPE FOR THE PICKING
Health Benefits of Strawberries

This delectable, juicy fruit brings in the summer season. Bursting with high levels of vitamin C, folate and fiber, strawberries contain many antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Mix them into food and drink recipes to enjoy the full health benefits.

Find out more about these luscious fruits


From the reign of the Pharaohs to the present, cooks have savored garlic as a seasoning for meat

GETTING TO THE ROOT
Health Benefits of Garlic

Studies have shown that garlic does more than ward off vampires. This plant has numerous health benefits, such as reducing the risk of a stroke, and it amps up flavor when added to many kinds of dishes.

Learn more about the perks of garlic


Kolikof Caviar Imperial is one of several varieties of sustainably farmed fish eggs

SEA WORLD
Kolikof Caviar Imperial

Run by a family-owned company of Russian descent, Kolikof sources sustainable caviar from the finest farms around the globe. You can savor it alone, with traditional blini, or add it to a classy, home-cooked meal.

Indulge yourself with this classic treat


Add more nutty flavor to your baked goods with La Nogalera Walnut Oil

REAP THE BENEFITS
La Nogalera Walnut Oil
Grown in the orchards of Santa Barbara County, this California Central Coast premium walnut oil packs essential fatty acids such as Omega-3 and Omega-6.

Use it in your baking or cooking



CattleBoyZ Chipotle Maple Bacon is gluten and fat-free

YEEHAW!
CattleBoyZ BBQ Sauce in Chipotle Maple Bacon
Flavor chicken, steaks and everything in between (even vegetables), with this Canadian award-winning barbecue sauce.

Get the full-bodied taste


The Salter Stainless Steel Electronic Scale measures up to five pounds
GO-GO-GADGET
Top 10 Kitchen Gadgets
Ranging from a chef's knife to an enzyme-preserving juicer, the kitchen items on this list will help unleash your inner Martha Stewart.

Cook up a storm with quality tools


Every Last Crumb features recipe options that are egg, dairy, nut, yeast and coconut-free for fans of Paleo eating

COOKING GETS REAL
Every Last Crumb Paleo Bread and Beyond
Being allergic to dairy or wheat will no longer keep you away from treats like grilled cheese sandwiches, cinnamon rolls and pizzas, thanks to the recipes in Brittany Angell's new Paleo cookbook.

Say yes to bread and more



The Kronfli Brothers All-Purpose Sauce is vegan and gluten-free

RESTAURANT-LEVEL QUALITY
Kronfli Brothers All-Purpose Sauces

The Kronfli brothers and esteemed chef Lior Hillel (behind restaurants including Bacari PDR in Los Angeles) have created a trio of versatile and delicious multi-purpose sauces. You can dress and marinate meats, salads, veggies and more!

Experience restaurant flavor at home



Alcove Red Velvet Milk Chocolate, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Chocolate Bars

CUCKOO FOR COCOA
Top 10 Chocolate Bars

Handcrafted using the finest cocoa from around the world, GAYOT's Top 10 Chocolate Bars are a far cry from your typical checkout lane candy fix. Take a look at the entire list to find luxurious artisan chocolates from iconic confectioners and modern innovators alike.

Get a taste of the world's best chocolate

 


Check out our Brussels sprouts feature to learn how the nutrient-rich winter vegetable can help keep your immune system strong through flu season.

Eat like a caveman with GAYOT's Top 10 Paleo Cookbooks, which promote a gluten-free, low-carb diet based on healthy, whole foods.