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GOURMET FOOD AND COOKING

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 I Love You Berries Heart Box from Edible Arrangements

Edible Arrangements Gifts

The quickest way to a true foodie's heart is through their stomach. So ditch the traditional flowers and opt for an Edible Arrangements chocolate-covered bouquet for Valentine's Day.

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World Best Chocolates

From A to zChocolat

Chocolate is always a good idea. And it doesn't get much better than zChocolat, a luxuriously rich collection of chocolate that comes packaged in a mahogany gift box meticulously handcrafted in the Jura region of France. How sweet it is!

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The almond is a tasty treat that has been shown to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease

Health Benefits of Almonds

Part of the Prunus genus, which include fleshy peaches and plums, the almond is the odd man out. However, this nutty fruit should not be underestimated.

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You: Staying Young, The Owner's Manual for Looking Good and Feeling Great, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Diet Books

Top 10 Diet Books

GAYOT has rounded up the latest must-read diet and wellness books for weight loss solutions and healthy living. These bestsellers offer a variety of approaches to help you make impactful changes to your old routines.

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Try healthy new recipes in the New Year with Nathalie Fraise's The Whole Coconut

The Whole Coconut Cookbook

Start off the New Year with a healthy dairy-free, gluten-free diet. Whether it's light coconut yogurt for breakfast or wholesome coconut curry for dinner, Nathalie Fraise's The Whole Coconut has the recipes you need to get started.

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Petrossian's Papierusse Basket includes sliced smoked salmon, creme fraiche and comes in a stylish tote bag

Petrossian Caviar Gift Baskets

The Petrossian brothers, long-time purveyors of fine caviar, have expanded their products to include delicious holiday-ready sampler sets. In the papierusse basket their classic caviar comes in thin sheets that you can use for sushi or as garnish.

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The Pure Vanilla Layer Cake is one of many recipes featured in Natasha MacAller's new cookbook 

Cookbook Review: Vanilla Table

Natasha MacAller, pastry chef at Sausal restaurant in El Segundo, California, has brought people together with vanilla. In her latest cookbook, MacAller couples recipes from renowned chefs around the world with her own to create Vanilla Table, a guide to baking with this complex spice in both sweet and savory dishes.

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Vermont Smoke & Cure meat sticks come in various flavors like BBQ beef and honey mustard chicken

Vermont Smoke & Cure Meat Snacks

Dedicated to raising hormone-free and grass-fed animals for their high-grade smoked meats, the Vermont Smoke & Cure company makes great snacks, too. Their "real" meat sticks come in various flavors and meat options and are pure, gluten-free deliciousness.

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Slice and dice your herbs in seconds with these hassle-free Jenaluca scissors

Top 10 Kitchen Gadgets

Unleash your inner Martha Stewart with these top 10 kitchen tools. Ranging from a high-tech grilling thermometer to handy herb scissors, there's something for novice chefs and experts alike.

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The Food of Oman is Felicia Campbell's latest cookbook highlighting Middle Eastern recipes

The Food of Oman Review

Felicia Campbell's memories of Oman are filled with mishakik (beef skewers) and zanzibari biryani (chicken in rose water and clove-infused rice). Read about her experiences while you try your hand at authentic Middle Eastern fare.

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Pomegranates are high in potassium and Vitamin C, along with many other health benefits

Health Benefits of Pomegranates

Fully reap the rewards of this mysterious fruit during the fall season when it is most ripe. Whether you do so by drinking freshly squeezed juice or eating the seeds whole, there is a lot to benefit from in pomegranates.

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Joanne Weir's latest cookbook highlights recipes from her childhood and beyond

Kitchen Gypsy Cookbook

Joanne Weir's latest work chronicles her lifelong adventures of traveling, hosting cooking classes and cherishing delicious family recipes. Her cookbook includes 100 recipes and 250 mouth-watering photographs.

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The fully-baked ciabatta baguette, one of Boulart's artisan breads

Boulart Bakery Goods

Artisan-style bread can come in many forms. At Boulart, it can also come frozen. These preservative-free and non-GMO loafs can be baked at home for optimal freshness.

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Stivii's white peach dark chocolate flavor of no-sugar-added bars for guilt-free snacking

Stivii Chocolate

Made in Switzerland, these sugar-free dark chocolate bars by Stivii are sweetened with stevia for guilt-free snacking. With an assortment of flavors to choose from, including blueberry almond and pomegranate, they are a great alternative for those who might be on a health-conscious diet but still want to satisfy their sweet tooth cravings.

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Golden Island's seasoned and flame-grilled pork jerky comes in three flavors

Golden Island Jerky

Golden Island's gourmet jerky provides a healthy alternative to snacking without sacrificing flavor. An almost too-spicy-to-handle option includes the Sriracha pork seasoned with fiery pepper seeds. Or opt for the sweet but smoky gilled barbecue that's prepared with a hint of cinnamon and spice.

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Hillary Davis's newest cookbook, Le French Oven

Le French Oven

From the woman who authored French Comfort Food, a favorite in all things classic and traditional Parisian cuisine, comes the new Le French Oven. Hillary Davis' latest is dedicated to the authentic recipes that can be made in a cocotte (think Dutch oven, but Parisian-style). Whether it's Basque-style paella or raspberry clafoutis, Davis shows you how to braise, stew, roast and bake everything from the appetizers to the main course, plus don't forget dessert. Coupled with mouth-watering photography by Steven Rothfeld, this spin-on-a-classic cookbook belongs in every food-lover's kitchen.

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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.

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