Seasons Eatings! Holiday Gift Guide for the Foodies in Your Life

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR THE FOODIES IN YOUR LIFE
Give the Gift of Flavor While Impressing Even the Most Refined Palates

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Photo Credit: Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop

Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop

This year, many families are struggling with the challenge of including relatives who will not be able to celebrate the holiday season together in-person. Fortunately, virtual gatherings and/or small get-togethers can be made sweeter with the addition of Miami’s notorious treat emporium, Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop. Available for purchase via Goldbelly shipping nationwide, families celebrating from a distance can enjoy the same Fireman Derek’s pies such as Key LimeAppleSalted CaramelGuavaberry, Pecan, and a variety of Cookies and Brownies. All confections are made-to-order, prepared under strict food safety protocol, and refrigerated to ensure safe consumption and timely delivery for your holiday plans. Fireman Derek’s – Wynwood is located at 2818 N. Miami Avenue; Telephone: (786) 703-3623Fireman Derek’s – Coconut Grove is located at 3435 Main Highway; Telephone: (786) 502-2396. To order online please visit https://firemandereks.com/.

Give the Gift of Flavor While Impressing Even the Most Refined Palates
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Isaac Toups

Summer might be over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to turn up the heat…especially in the kitchen. That’s why New Orleans’ very own Chef Isaac Toups, owner of Toups Meatery and author of Chasing the Gator – Isaac Toups & the New Cajun Cooking (Little, Brown, and Company) has partnered with Spiceology, the fastest-growing spice company in America, to create an entirely new brand of spices sure to bring the Cajun heat to your kitchen. Available individually, as well as in bundles, which make for the perfect holiday gift, spices can be purchased online at https://spiceology.com/pages/isaac-toups. Descriptions follow.

HEATWAVE BURGER SEASONING: The perfect blend of black pepper, chile de Arbol, Aleppo pepper, and salt adds just the right amount of heat.

FRYCLONE FRY SEASONING: With parmesan, vinegar, horseradish, and those simply delicious green chiles, this is the perfect flavor storm to shake on some hot fries, mac and cheese, popcorn, potatoes (even the baked kind), and veggies.

THUNDERDUST ALL-PURPOSE CAJUN: Meet Chef Toups’ modern-day take on the Cajun holy trinity, Thunderdust. This all-purpose Cajun seasoning is packed full of onion, bell pepper, celery, white pepper, and garlic because where there’s Isaac Toups, there’s always garlic.

LOUISIANA LIGHTNING CAJUN SEAFOOD SEASONING: Shrimp, crabs, crawfish… pretty much any seafood is better when you boil, BBQ, or grill it the Cajun way. Salty, spicy goodness packed with mustard, white pepper, celery salt, garlic, and cayenne pepper is the perfect creole seasoning.

Give the Gift of Flavor While Impressing Even the Most Refined Palates
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Salt & Straw

The beloved Portland-based ice cream shop offers national pint delivery of a selection of favorites including Chocolate Gooey BrownieHoney LavenderSea Salt with Caramel Ribbons, and more. Orders can be placed online at www.saltandstraw.com/collections/pick-your-pints.

Give the Gift of Flavor While Impressing Even the Most Refined Palates
Photo Credit: Wahler & Sons Quality Foods

Wahler & Sons Quality Foods

Give the gift of Wahler & Sons Quality Foods this holiday season! Known as one of South Florida’s top new virtual gourmet emporiums, Wahler & Sons offers a range of Sampler Gift Boxes, the perfect gift for the culinary enthusiast in your life. They include fresh, never frozen, high-quality proteins with gift box options including the Best of Both Worlds – a selection of land and sea products such as four Wagyu Burgers, Wagyu Steak, Bone-In Pork Chop, Faroe Island Salmon, Fresh Florida White Shrimp, and Mediterranean Sea Bass ($150); Deep Dive  – Fresh Florida White Shrimp, Faroe Island Salmon, Wild Sashimi Grade Tuna, True American Red Snapper, Alaskan Halibut, Chilean Sea Bass and Chef Josh Wahler’s Sesame & Spice Mix ($150); and Grazer’s Paradise – four Wagyu Burgers, Angus Bone-In Cowboy Ribeye, Pork Tenderloin, Australian Rack of Lamb and organically-fed Whole Chicken ($150). Orders must be placed by 11 PM on Tuesday night to be received on the following Friday. To send as a gift, enter the recipient’s contact information along with personalized notes when placing the order. Sampler Gift Boxes can be purchased for delivery online at www.wahlerandsons.com/collections/sampler-boxes.

Wild Fork Gift Sets
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Wild Fork

As more people continue to stay in and cook at home, Wild Fork – the South Florida-based meat and seafood market known for quality, affordability, and variety, is debuting gift sets that showcase the rapidly growing brand’s impressive product roster. Just in time for the holidays, these creatively curated new gift boxes appeal to every palate – Wagyu steak selections to eight different smoked salmon flavors, there’s truly something for everyone. Wild Fork is also closely attuned to budget with gift boxes starting as low as $45. Everything is shipped frozen and arrives within 24 – 48 hours, depending on the zip code.

For the Adventurous FoodieThe Curious Chef is the perfect gift for the bold epicurean on your list. Priced at $130.74 with 11 pounds of some of Wild Forks’ most unique items, this gift contains enough food to serve 5-8 people.

For the Burger Devotee: Don’t we all know someone who would eat burgers every day if they could? The Burger Lover is over 13 pounds of proteins and accompaniments priced at $97.53 (serving 7-10 people) that will wow the burger aficionado in your life.

 For the Bagel Boss: Perfect for brunch, appetizers, and everything in between, Wild Forks’ Smoked Salmon Selection provides two pounds of smoked salmon including original oak, gravlax, garlic and pepper, mojito, gin & tonic, whisky & honey, hot smoked salmon and peppered hot smoked salmon; priced at $44.47.

For the Steak Lover: The Butcher’s Choice will earn you respect from the steak king or queen in your life with this incredibly extravagant but well-priced selection of exquisite cuts of beef.  Priced at $258.66 it includes 14 pounds of world-class protein (serving 7-11 people).

Other gift box options include The Captain’s Catch (seafood); The Wild Array (exotic meats including ground wild boar and quail) and Wild for Wagyu. For full information on how to order, a list of local stores, and where Wild Fork ships, please go to https://wildforkfoods.com/pages/wild-fork-gifting. Gift cards can be purchased in-store at all locations.

GIFT CARDS

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Gift cards may be purchased HERE.

 Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop

Support a small business while treating yourself to something sweet from one of Miami’s iconic bake shops specializing in handcrafted, one-of-a-kind desserts. With two locations in Wynwood and Coconut Grove, the independent bake shop helmed by former Miami firefighter, Derek Kaplan, continues to combine rich, decadent flavors in over 50 unique pies, cakes, cheesecakes, brownies, bread puddings, and cookie selections. Gift cards can be purchased in-person at the Wynwood location only. Fireman Derek’s – Wynwood is located at 2818 N. Miami Avenue; Telephone: (786) 703-3623.

 Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Give the gift of luxury dining at one of Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s renowned restaurants including Scarpetta by Scott Conant, StripSteak by Michael Mina, Hakkasan, Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina, or any of the other dining and imbibing spots including the newly renovated Bleau Bar. Gift Cards may be purchased  HERE.

 Kush Hospitality Group

KUSH Hospitality Gift cards can be purchased HERE and can be used at any of the KUSH concepts including Kush Wynwood/Botanica; La Cocina Coctelería; LoKal; Kush by Stephen’s; Kush by Spillover and Vicky’s House.

The Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton gift cards can be purchased HERE and can be used at LightkeepersCantina BeachDune Burgers on the Beach, and Rumbar located at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami or at Burlock Coast located at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale.

 Wahler & Sons Quality Foods

Wahler & Sons Quality Foods gift cards can be purchased HERE and can be sent as a gift this holiday season to use towards Wahler & Sons’ variety of fresh, high-quality proteins, truffle sauces, and homemade spice blends, sauces, or sweets.

 

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