Buyer’s picks

Lisa Santos, Southport Grocery, Chicago

Our customers love to read; a great food-related book is perfect for any gift basket. Pasta sauces coupled with handmade regional pastas also work well, and Vosges Haute Chocolat has a well-known pretty purple box that stands out in baskets.

My picks include:

  • Field guide to cocktails, by Rob Chirico
  • Chef’s Secrets: Insider techniques from today’s culinary masters by Francine Maroukian
  • Vosges Haute Chocolat Truffles
  • Scarpetta Pasta Sauces
  • Eduardo’s pasta

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