No matter the occasion, we believe gifts are best when they’re edible. So we asked a few of our contributors to share their favorite local gift pairings and here are the tasty results.
A World Of Spices
Pair a gift pack of Fire Spice Co.’s handcrafted spice blends (with recipes) with a classic Le Creuset Dutch oven. Any home cook with an affinity for Indian Ground Lamb and Tomato Masala, Ethiopian stew, or Southern USA BBQ ribs will be smitten.
Pick up a copy of The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert by Richard K. Betts from your local bookstore (we love Mac’s Backs-Books in Cleveland Heights), pair it with a pair of red and white wines from M Cellars, and you’ve got a great gift for those new to wine.
Pour Overs At Home
Channel your inner barista by bringing home a pour over kit from Rising Star Coffee Roasters. And don’t forget the beans.
Toast A Great City
Pluck some of your favourite regional beers from the cooler at The Wine Spot in Cleveland Heights, and combine them with a pair of hometown-inspired pint glasses from Cleveland Clothing Co. for a refreshing gift.
Cheese Plate Essentials
Cheese and honey are the quintessential warm-ups to any great meal. We picked Mackenzie Creamery’s artisan goat cheese and Lake Erie Creamery cream cheese from The Cheese Shop in the West Side Market. Then, we buzzed down to Akron for local honey from the Akron Honey Company.