Sending a fancy gourmet pie for the holidays can be a fantastic luxury gift. Or even just an excellent micro-luxury for you to arrange for your own food joy this holiday season. If you’re all in on this idea, what are the best luxury gourmet sweet and savory pies to order by mail? Our ace correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the 12 best gourmet mail-order pies to order online right now, just in time for the holidays.
In the array of micro-luxuries that can brighten even the dullest day, a really good pot of jam has to be right up there. Like the iconic 1964 tune by the Newbeats declares: “I like bread and butter, I like toast and jam.” Like, who doesn’t? With that in mind, our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of what to buy when you’re seeking the best luxury brands of sweet and savory gourmet artisanal jam. A really delicious helping of jam may not solve everything – but it might just help make peak 2020 a tiny bit sweeter.
What are you doing about Thanksgiving this year? 2020 has been . . . well . . . trying (that would be a polite way to say REALLY SERIOUSLY AWFUL). And yet if we are lucky enough, we will still have the opportunity to share a meal with loved ones and focus on the things we are grateful for. But where? With the pandemic putting a damper on family Turkey Day gatherings this year, consider traveling solo or with your quarantine pod to these delicious, socially distant dining destinations. We’ve got the intel on where to travel for a luxury gourmet meal for Thanksgiving 2020. Our ace correspondent Jeanette Settembre has curated a list of the 7 best foodie destinations in America for the fall and Thanksgiving this year.
One of the many old ideas that are suddenly new again in this coronavirus era is the home Victory Garden. Citizens grew them during World War II to support the war effort and boost the nutritional value of family meals during a time of rationing. Fast forward to 2020, and people are at it again. Are you up for growing your own sustainable vegetable or herb garden at home? If so, our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum is sharing tips on the best ways to grow some of your own food – fresh vegetables and herbs – in a new COVID-19 Victory Garden at home right now. Spoiler alert: the modern Victory Garden is chic and stylish, and quite a lot of fun to grow.
With a winter of social distancing and limited access to restaurants looming, now might be a good moment to consider hiring a personal chef to prepare some or all of your meals in the coming months. But how do you go about hiring the perfect personal chef to fit your needs, budget and palate? Based on her own first-hand experience, our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy is sharing how to hire the best personal chef for your home. Along with a list of the best companies to help you find and hire a personal chef for regular meals at home, or for a special occasion or party.