Thursday, September 28, 2006

Local Flavors: Wedding Favors, Gifts, and More

Giving recipes is a wonderful way to introduce your family and friends to your favorite local specialties. One great way to give local recipes is to assemble your favorites into a local recipe scrapbook, being sure to include recipes from all the great local chefs you know! What sorts of foods are prized where you live? Do you love soul food? Do you make your meals with a Southwestern kick?

Another wonderful way to gift local flavors is through the mail. A few months ago my friend Beth sent me a package of her favorite local delicacies. She lives in Arizona, so she included some fresh ground chipotle (yum!) and a great Blue Corn Muffin Mix. Included in the package were some of her favorite recipes using chipotle. What a great way to give someone a feel for where you live, and the flavors that color your day-to-day life!

Local foods also make a wonderful wedding favor for fall brides.
Wrapping up some beautiful glass jars of spices with a recipe card is an inexpensive way to give your guests something to remember your wedding by, and a taste of your life! Pretty glass spice jars can be found for under a dollar at places like Crate and Barrel and the World Market.

Remember, Secret Ingredients is holding a great contest to give away ten custom heirloom cookbooks! Enter today to win yours, and fill it with your own favorite local specialties! Posted by Picasa


At 12:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you're absolutely correct - local specialties make excellent gifts. I just sent some local apple & apricot butters home to my family. :)

Ari (Baking and Books)


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