food 12.4.19

Food and Spirits Gifts
Every Person in New York

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Spice it up with Lior Lev Sercarz's blends from La Boîte. The First Step Set is $49.

Benton's hickory-smoked bacon is frequently called the best in the country. If you've had better, please tell us where. $32 (4-pack)

Made in LIC, the Holiday Yum Tower, five toffees from Biggie's Crack Toffee, is $67.

Yuzo Kosho, the Japanese paste made of yuzu zest, chiles, and salt, is one of our favorite condiments. It's s available at places like Sunrise Mart and online. There are red and green versions; we particularly love the aromatic green one and use it in marinades and dipping sauces.

Harlan Pepper's nut-naming riff from Best in Show is obviously the greatest nuts scene in all of cinema. Channel your inner Harlan Pepper with a Taste of Pecans Gift Box, $40-$68, from Pearson Farm.

Patagonia Provisions (an offshoot of the clothing company) has a mission to "make the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, and perhaps most important, inspire solutions to the environmental crisis." The Pantry Stocker Gift Box is $99.

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo in a rare star turn, thanks to Cantina Zaccagnini, which makes this normally rustic wine (complete with bit of grape vine around the bottle neck) a daily, silky pleasure and it's widely available.

Koeze is the peanut butter aficionado's go-to brand. Get it at Fairway or order a case online.

Just the thing when you get Baked: a box of Brooklyn Blackout Brownies, $8.99

From Williamsburg's Heatonist, the Hot Ones Trio Pack features their three signature hot sauces. $40

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