Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Solid Food

Delectable delights for cooking (and eating) enthusiasts

As the holidays get closer and closer, we’re launching our beloved Gift Guides—and while the season can get stressful, our aim is to make choosing presents a lot easier. While buying products for each other is the traditional route, make sure to consider gifting experiences, price-matching presents with a donation to a charity, taking time to volunteer, and—of course—be sure to spend time with your …

Californian Growers Blend Olive Oil

Fresh, quality olive oil in the pantry signals your dedication to good food. This daily-use olive oil from indie makers Other Brother is the mildest and most versatile of their offerings. Their Spanish-style Growers blend, made from California-grown olives, is smooth and buttery—and we’ve even been advised to try pouring a little onto vanilla ice cream. The vintage design of the “Tallboy” tin makes it …

A Raicilla Worth Drinking

The bootleg cousin of tequila and mezcal gets an upgrade

There’s nothing new about raicilla as a product category. The agave spirit has long maintained a cult following in Mexico, for locals and visitors alike. Of late, it’s also been coveted by bartenders with an eye for hard-to-get spirits. The only issue has been consistency. Last year, one raicilla entered the United States by way of legal distribution after years of trickling in through a …