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Holidays 2008
Vol. 3 No. 7

50th Anniversary

Marcel et Henri's pates and sausages (above) are a holiday tradition with many families. The company will be celebrating its 50th year in January 2009. Henri Lapuyade, the founder, is still at the helm and goes to the plant every day to supervise production and help with the development of new products.

Marcel et Henri will be kicking off their anniversary celebration by introducing a new line of precooked sausages as well as some new flavors of pate at the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco.

Gifts for gourmets

It's true that everybody has to eat, but the pleasure is in eating well. These gifts from Savor California companies will ensure that your gift recipients eat very well indeed!

A vast improvement over a hammer and pliers, the Susie Q's Artisan Foods' gadget box (above) contains all the makings for a delicious Santa Maria-style barbecue, to be enjoyed any time of the year.

A basket of mushrooms from Gourmet Mushrooms (above) will make any chef ecstatic. Filled with five specialty mushrooms (Trumpet Royale, Forest Nameko, Brown Clamshell, Velvet Pioppini and Alba Clamshell), it comes with recipes and suggestions for storage.

“Organic Goodness Crate” (above) filled with Maisie Jane's California Sunshine Products’s Certified Organic products: Honey Glazed Almonds, Tamari Almonds, Dark Chocolate Almonds, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Cashews, and Organic Almond Butter.

Stella Cadente Olive Oil's lovely wooden gift box holds any two bottles of their six olive oils. In this photo it's the Persian Lime and L'Autunno Blend.

Quotable

“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.”
Calvin Trillin
American Journalist, humorist and novelist

Decorate -- then cook

For the McFadden Farms wreaths, swags and garlands, California Bay leaves are harvested from the hills surrounding the farm and gathered into fragrant green wreaths (below). A beautiful decoration at the holidays, and a year-long supply of culinary bay leaves. Another décor-cooking combo is a McFadden Farms garlic braid.

Jolly stockings

Put some ho-ho-ho into their Christmas stockings with goodies from Savor California.

Chocolate-dipped biscotti from Shelley's Biscotti (below). Loaded with almonds for the chocolate-lover who's also a traditionalist.

When you put Nunes Farms’ Chocolate Truffle Almonds (below), you can try pointing out that sharing is a virtue.

The TeaRoom’s tea-infused Organic Chocolate Truffles are cleverly packaged in a little Chinese-style dim sum bamboo basket (below).

Travel solutions

If you need an easily portable milk replacement when you’re traveling this holiday season, Meyenberg Goat Milk makes both powdered goat milk and evaporated goat milk.

Cooking away from home this holiday season, and can’t imagine doing it without your favorite spices? California Harvest’s Travel Spice Kit (below) is the perfect solution.

Winter Fancy Food Show

The Fancy Food Show will return to San Francisco January 18-20, 2009, and Savor California will have its biggest booth yet, featuring 29 companies. All members of the trade are invited to visit us at Booth #411.

Bella Chi-Cha (above)
Bellindora Vinegars
Brocade Frog (seasonings, below)

Desserts on Us
Elaine's Toffee
Elegant Cheese Cakes
Fall River Wild Rice
Jade Chocolates
Little Sky Lavender Farm
Lola Granola (below)

Lula's Chocolates
Lundberg Family Farms
Maisie Jane's California Sunshine Products
Napa Valley Fudge
Oat Cuisine
Robert Lambert
Sablés Gourmet Cookie Dough (below)

Scoma's
Stella Cadente Olive Oil
Sweet Earth Natural Foods
Tennis Skirts Desserts
Terra Sonoma (below)

In your holiday pantry

Fabrique Délices has two new products that are very handy to have on hand in case of unexpected company. A glass of red wine and thin slices of Saucisson Sec or Rosette de Lyon will make your guests feel welcome and you feel relaxed.

Serve with slices of crusty baguette or as part of a quick antipasto platter.


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