Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Great Gifts for Foodies

For one-stop shopping featuring fine gourmet items for foodies on the gift list, take a look at www.quelobjet.com. Just a few of the sumptuous treats from France include:

New: Plum Oil -- A specialty oil from southwest France and pressed from seeds of d'agen prune plums, this oil brings an accent to sauces and delicately perfumes vinaigrettes and baked goods with an almond-like aroma. It can be drizzled over entrees, incorporated into marinades, and used as an ingredient in baking, dressings, vinaigrettes and sauces. Plum oil has no trans fats, can be heated to 356° F during frying and is a source of vitamin E. An 8.5 ounce bottle is $25.

New: Tapenade “Petales” Crackers -- These tasty petal-shaped crackers are made from the quintessential Provençal tapenade, which includes pressed olives and other ingredients. They are made at an organic olive orchard and mill in the South of France, and contain no preservatives or colorants. They are delicious with an apéritif, by themselves, or with a dip, used in place of croutons in salads, or as a garnish or with eggs or risotto. The green ones are mild and herbaceous, while the black ones are earthy and salty. A two box set is $15.

New: Chocolate Covered Cherries with Armagnac -- These delicious treats are not the chocolate covered cherries Dad bought Mom at the drugstore in the 1950’s, but instead feature luscious dark chocolate, pitted Morello cherries, Morello cherry liqueur, and Armagnac, with a little plastic stem for handy pick up. A box of 16 is $30.

Assorted Gourmet Salts – Varieties include Butcher Salt, sea salt mixed with rosemary, thyme, sage, and marjoram to bring out the full savory flavor of beef, pork, lamb, and chicken; Gardener Salt, sea salt mixed with garlic, chervil, parsley, and tarragon to flavor vegetables; and Fisherman Salt, sea salt mixed with marjoram, fennel, thyme, chervil, and sage to bring out the full savory flavor of fish and seafood. Each Salt is packaged in a tin-trimmed wooden box and packed in a plastic bag within the box for freshness. A 17.6 ounce box is $20.

Please see the wide variety of beautiful gifts from France at www.quelobjet.com.

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