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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.

Chuao Chocolatier, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Chocolate Bars

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 chocolates from iconic confectioners and modern innovators alike.

Get a taste of the world's best chocolate

Honey fights bacteria and soothes inflammation

Health Benefits of Honey
Before there was sugar, there was honey. Containing fewer calories than sugar, this golden liquid produced by bees' pollination is not only a sweetener packed with antioxidants, but it has loads of other properties to keep you healthy.

Discover more ways to use honey for its health benefits

Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees cookbook by Kian Lam Kho features Chinese dishes from different regions

Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees: Essential Techniques of Authentic Chinese Cooking
Put down the take-out menu and grab this new cookbook by author and chef Kian Lam Kho for authentic, homestyle Chinese food. With the unique technique approach that Kho takes in his user-friendly recipe guide, you'll be cooking General Tso's chicken or stir-fried lo mein better than any take-out joint in no time.

Master the techniques

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Salter Stainless Steel Electronic Scale measures up to five pounds

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

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


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.