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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.

Find out why the avocado is known as a nutrient booster
THE NUTRIENT BOOSTER
The Health Benefits of Avocados
A staple in Mexico and Central America for thousands of years, avocados have become ubiquitous in American cuisine thanks to their rich, creamy texture and myriad health benefits. Check out GAYOT's feature to find out why this potent superfruit is known as a nutrient booster.
Learn all about the benefits of avocados

Bhakti Chai Semi Sweet, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Iced Teas

COOL OFF
Top 10 Iced Teas

Offering a caffeine pick-me-up in a cool package, iced tea is a refreshing alternative to hot tea or coffee when the weather is warm. Check out GAYOT's Top 10 Iced Teas to find healthy, antioxidant-rich beverages brewed in a variety of styles.

Discover Japanese green teas, organic white teas and more


Eat Well and Stay Slim: The Essential Cuisine Minceur by Michel Guérard

GUILT-FREE FRENCH COOKING
Eat Well and Stay Slim
Unlock the secrets to Michel Guérard's health-conscious cuisine minceur with this elegant cookbook. Offering in-depth instructions and inventive, low-fat recipes, Eat Well and Stay Healthy gives a new meaning to balanced French cooking.
Elevate your diet cooking


The Big-Flavor Grill: No-Marinade, No-Hassle Recipes

SOME LIKE IT HOT
The Big-Flavor Grill: No-Marinade, No-Hassle Recipes
The newest collaborative cookbook by food connoisseurs Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby, The Big-Flavor Grill is a definitive guide on the dos and donts of BBQ.  
Read the full review


Find out how to keep your steak juicy with the help of John McLemore's Top 10 Barbecue and Grilling Tips

ALL FIRED UP
Top 10 Barbecue and Grilling Tips
Whether you prefer to throw red meat or fish onto the barbie, here's a collection of useful tips from cookbook author John McLemore for keeping your ribs moist, your salmon juicy and your flank steak tender.
Get the scoop on how to grill like a pro


Amabito no Moshio Japanese sea salt, one of GAYOT's featured gourmet products

WORTH ITS SALT!
Amabito no Moshio Sea Salt

This salt is made by drying seaweed on the beach, rinsing it in a saltwater pool, and boiling the brine in a clay pot over a wood fire.
The best-quality Japanese sea salt on the market



Instant coffee gets a liquid makeover with Barnie's CoffeeKitchen Pronto!

INSTA-GRATIFICATION
Barnie's CoffeeKitchen Pronto!

Instant coffee tends to have a bad rap when it comes to taste — which is why these liquid coffee sticks are a game changer. They come in a range of yummy flavors.
Get your insta-caffeine fix


Wild Ophelia, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Chocolate Bars
SWEET TEMPTATION
Top 10 Chocolate Bars
The chocolate bars on this list range from European pioneers to modern chocolatiers who innovate by adding hemp seeds and BBQ potato chips.
Get the scoop on the world's finest bars

Maya Kaimal Vegan and Vegetarian Indian Sauces

A TASTE OF INDIA
Vegan and Vegetarian Sauces

Maya Kaimal, award-winning Indian cookbook author, presents Indian curry and masala sauces for the health-conscious gourmand.
Get Your Curry On!

Ready to get your 'cue on? From the top-of-the-line Weber Summit to the sleek Napoleon Mirage, here are ten of GAYOT's favorite BBQ grills.

From Alice Waters to Julia Child to James Beard, the classic cookbooks on GAYOT's list have shaped our culinary landscape.