Warm a foodie’s heart (and belly) this holiday season with these eco-friendly and beautiful gifts. I’ve included some personal favorites that I use in my own kitchen (and plan on gifting to others), plus a smattering of newly discovered items I covet. Notice how each product on the list tells a story — of artisans, farmers, foodways and families — and in doing so, offers a window into how others may live.
It’s the Great Pumpkin Seed Oil, Charlie Brown
There’s a newcomer to the specialty oil market, and it’s coming from the pumpkin patch. A couple of Wisconsin organic pumpkin farmers doing business as Hay River Foods are harvesting and drying hull-less pumpkin seeds. The result? An amber-colored finishing oil that has this cook dreaming of ways to dress winter salads, finish pilafs and drizzle atop pizza. The oil has made its Whole Foods Market debut and is also available directly from the source ($22). Continue reading