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Gourmet Food and Cooking

Lists and Tips for the Gourmand

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

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!

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
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

Read GAYOT's review of Cinco Jotas Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, one of the finest hams in the world
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.
Find out where to buy pre-sliced Ibérico de Bellota

Rilhena Estate Ceylon Souchong, a single-estate tea grown in the Ratnapure region

Rilhena Estate Ceylon Souchong

Made using traditional Sri Lankan methods, Dilmah Tea's Rilhena Estate Ceylon Souchong is smoked over cinnamon wood for three days.
Orthodox-style, single-origin tea!

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

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