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20 luxury food and drink treats to enjoy this Christmas – US & Canada edition

Christmas is a time to celebrate with friends and/or family, a time of fun, often interspersed with a little over-indulgence. But it is Christmas after all! Whatever your Christmas dinner consists of this year, here are some treats to enjoy over the festive period. For our other Christmas gift guides, please visit the following links: 20 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas – US & Canada edition 20 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas – US & Canada edition 20 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas – UK & Europe edition 20 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas – UK & Europe edition 20 luxury food and drink treats to enjoy this Christmas – UK & Europe edition Thank you, and happy shopping! Whole Bird Turkey from Fossil Farms Fossil Farm‘s 100% all-natural, free-roaming Nicholas breed turkeys are exceptionally tender and juicy. Grown in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, these birds are fed a vegetarian diet of farm-local corn, rye, oats, alfalfa and soybean meal. Their birds are raised to the specifications of the “Never Ever Program”, where antibiotics, hormones and steroids are never used. These humanely raised turkeys are fork-tender, from the breast to leg! The Perfect Turkey Cookbook from Amazon The only turkey cookbook you’ll ever need! Never worry about whether your turkey is dry or underdone again—The Perfect Turkey Cookbook takes all of the mystery and guesswork out of the equation. With helpful cooking charts and easy-to-follow recipes with accompanying illustrations and full-color photographs, this handy little cookbook will be your faithful sidekick whenever turkey is in the menu plan…and no need to stick to the same old standbys of mashed potatoes, squash, and stuffing (although you can if you want to—those are here, too!)! Mix it up a bit with creative new takes on the classics, or totally step outside of your culinary comfort zone with brand new, mouth-watering recipes. Pecan Pie from Goode Co. Ah yes, the pecan pie. But this is no ordinary pie. It is a TEXAS pecan pie, which means it is bigger and gooier and richer than any other “real deal” out there, chock-full of fresh Texas pecans harvested from the banks of the Brazos River then nestled into luscious layers of homemade Goode-ness. When the secret is simple, the result’s always Goode: no shortcuts and no hurrying things along. The only corners they’ll ever cut are the wooden edges of this custom branded box, made so your pie sleeps safe and sound on its way to your doorstep. Wild Quinault Coho Salmon from Alaskan King Crab Co. Straight from the waters of the Puget Sound, Quinault Coho Salmon is known for its orange-red flesh, delicate flavor and firm texture, many consider Coho the best salmon for grilling. Coho is also the second largest of the five Alaska salmon species. Packaged by Alaskan King Crab Co. in 6-8oz portions or cases of fillets. Gingerbread Cookies from The Swiss Colony Molasses and gingerbread spices combine in a classic cookie that tastes just like homemade! It’s a gift everyone from The Swiss Colony will love and comes in a red tin. Perfect with coffee or hot chocolate and sure to bring back memories. Wagyu Bone-in Rib Roast from Allen Brothers A step beyond “prime rib” for those who want to serve the very finest rib roast available. Artisanally hand-carved by our skilled butchers, then wet-aged under controlled conditions. This Wagyu roast from Allen Brothers has generous marbling which makes for a crackling, crisp exterior crust with rich flavor in every bite. Carve at the table and your guests will be delighted. Grade: BMS 8+ Merry Christmas Premier Buttercream Frosted Gift Tin from Cheryl’s Cookies The contents of this lovely tin from Cheryl’s Cookies include: 6 Buttercream Frosted Cut-Out Cookies; 2 Fudge Buttercream Frosted Devil’s Food Cookies; 2 Buttercream Frosted Gingerbread Cookies; 2 Buttercream Frosted Mocha Latte Cookies; 2 Buttercream Frosted Peppermint Chocolate Cookies; 2 Buttercream Frosted Mint Chocolate Cookies; 2 Buttercream Frosted Chocolate Cookies; 2 Buttercream Frosted Peanut Butter Buckeye Cookies; 2 Buttercream Frosted Cranberry Orange Cookies and 2 Buttercream Frosted S’more Cookies. Cranberry Kringle from O&H Bakery https://www.ohdanishbakery.com/seasonal-kringle-flavors/cranberry-kringle O&H Bakery combine two Wisconsin favorites into their Cranberry Kringle. Our famous light tender flaky Danish pastry is the perfect complement to tart Wisconsin cranberries. We top it off with sweet creamy icing and garnish it with cinnamon sugared cranberry pieces to make this seasonal creation truly special. Osetra Caviar from Haute Caviar You may find Osetra spelled in different ways, this is truly a connosieurs caviar. It has deep rich, velvety notes as well as an almost walnut note to it. Like other caviar types, it varies in color as each fish is different. It can be grey, black, brown or golden. The origin of the sturgeon was from the Caspian which is how the brood stock was developed in other areas of the world. True Osetra caviar, with its creamy texture and nutty flavor, is one of the finest sturgeon roes in the world. The Russian Sturgeon, was known as originating from the Caspian Sea, Black Sea and Azov River basins, while consumed since BC times and now being highly regulated, caviar exponentially expanded to global market farming, so this and other sturgeon types are bred in different parts of the world. Farmed in Romania and Israel this large egg bead and mature caviar is one of our clients favorites. Like wine, every harvest matters, and at times some farms harvests are preferred over others, we feel a unique responsibility to source the most unique flavors and the batches from the harvest period that Haute Caviar‘s discerning clients enjoy. White Christmas Tea from Harney & Sons Recline in front of a glowing fire while the snow drifts and the tree lights twinkle. A sip from this warm and nutty blend from Harney & Sons completes the perfect winter wonderland. Ingredients include white tea, cardamom, chamomile, almond flavor, vanilla flavor and cardamom flavor. Contains natural flavors. Merry Christmas Combo Tin from Mrs. Fields Mrs. Fields‘ deliciously delightful Merry Christmas medium combo tin contains 24 Nibblers®, bite-sized cookies, 18 brownie bites, and 2 frosted Christmas tree cookies. Due to their dough mixing process, all of products may have come in contact with nut oils. 2018 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon S.L.V. 3.00L from Wine Parity The 2018 Stag’s Leap Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon from Wine Parity offers generous aromas of dark chocolate, graphite, truffle, dried fig and a lovely touch of violet. Rich and refined on the mid-palate, the wine has a long and well-structured finish with a dusty cocoa powder note. The tannin structure, rich dark fruit, and pleasing minerality point to this wine’s ability to age. Enjoy with Moroccan-spiced shrimp over sweet potato mash, grilled buffalo burgers with caramelized onions and Havarti cheese or baked chicken with hazelnut Mole sauce. Loison Regalo Guilietta Classico A. D. 1476 Panettone from Di Bruno Bros. Gifting made easy! This adorable bear, dubbed “Queen Giulietta” from Di Bruno Bros., contains a delicious holiday panettone. Each tasty fruit cake is made with Madagascar vanilla, chopped raisins, orange, and a pinch of citron for a citrusy kick. Christmas Feasts and Treats from Amazon Donna Hay makes Christmas cooking and entertaining so easy, with this must-have collection of over 200 easy, delicious, reliable and totally fabulous Christmas recipes to make, enjoy and give over the festive season. Beef Tamales from 44 Farms The perfect 44 Farms tamale is the right balance of cornmeal surrounding succulent and perfectly spiced 44 Farms beef. Using center cuts for maximum tenderness, 44 Farms beef imbues these tamales with delicious flavor. Serve them steamed on their own for a quick snack or meal or along with your favorite sauce. This is the perfect tamale. Deluxe Holiday Ham Dinner from Hickory Farms The perfect holiday feast is easy to prepare and delicious, just like Deluxe Holiday Ham Dinner! The star of this gourmet meal is Hickory Farm‘s award-winning HoneyGold Spiral Sliced Ham. With rich Three-Cheese Scalloped Potatoes and savory Parmesan Creamed Spinach, this meal comes together in no time. And no feast is complete without dessert, like their crowd-pleasing Blueberry Peach Crisp. Send this meal as a thoughtful way to share holiday cheer, or enjoy around your own table with friends and family this season. Ham serves 14-18, sides each serve 6, crisp serves 8. The Flagship Collection from Gift Tree Seven rare and exceptional wines. Three iconic magnums: 2008 Dom Pérignon, 2008 Napa Valley Silver Oak, and the elusive 2015 Opus One along with traditional-sized 2010 Penfolds Grange, 2016 Lokoya Napa Valley, 2016 Bryant Family Bettina Bordeaux Blend, and 2012 Colgin. This is the ultimate in wine gifting. $6,900 from Gift Tree. O Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board from Cailini Coastal Impress your guests this holiday season with Cailini Coastal‘s O Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board. Modern, yet festive, this seasonal addition to our popular reclaimed wood charcuterie board collection is a hostess wonderland. This serving board boasts a fresh sage finish and the slats have maintained their exquisite organic beauty. Ideal for use as a charcuterie plate, showcasing bread, cheese or fruit, the wood bread board can also be used as a decorative kitchen accent. Royal Treasures Gift Box from igourmet For a truly grand, show-stopping gift that the recipient will remember for the rest of their life, look no further than igourmet‘s Royal Treasure Gift Box. Filled to overflowing, this made in the USA wooden trunk is filled with the most exceptional cheeses, meats, chocolates, and specialty foods available. If you’re looking for the biggest and the best, look no further. Nolet’s The Reserve Dry Gin from Top Shelf Wine & Spirits The world’s finest gin from Top Shelf Wine & Spirits. Inspired to create a gin like no other, NOLET’S Reserve is the personal creation of Carolus Nolet, Sr. 10th generation distillery owner. Bottles are allocated annually, individually numbered by hand and presented in a prestigious box. This limited edition gin is bottled at 52.3% Alc./Vol. (104.6 Proof) and priced at $699.99. Retailers and PR agencies interested in being included in similar articles and round-ups to this one on A Luxury Travel Blog should join our mailing list and complete this form. Thank you!

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. A tin of gingerbread cookies is a must have for the Christmas season. Somehow we all manage to squeeze in extra coffee breaks when we need a cookie.

  2. For me caviar is one of life’s little luxuries. Although I can’t afford it regularly, it is a Christmas treat to have some.

    1. Hi Ivor – people seem to either love it or hate it. I’m certainly in the former although I must admit it’s been a while since I last got to enjoy it.

  3. Cooking a turkey to perfection really shouldn’t be rocket science but I always get it wrong. All help very welcome from the Perfect Turkey Book.

    1. I totally agree. In over 30 years of Christmas dinners I’ve only ever got one turkey right and that was sheer luck. That was in 2007 and by 2008 we’d moved and got a house with a new oven which didn’t help at all.

    2. There does certainly seem to be an art to it. My worst disaster was about 10 years ago when we had a really large bird and I completely messed up my timings. I got the weight all muddled and the turkey was cooked when family arrived in the morning. This normally wouldn’t matter so much because the bird does need to ‘rest’ for quite a while but – to make matters really worse – in my panic I managed to knock a champagne flute over next to the turkey and the glass shattered all over!! It was such a disaster – awful at the time, but quite funny now that I can look back on the event. Thankfully there were no shards of glass found in anyone’s Christmas dinner!

  4. I’m not from Texas, never been to Texas but got to agree that Texan pecans are the best. Love to get my mouth on that pie.

  5. It’s hard to beat wild salmon on both texture and flavour. Those salmon options from Alaska sound perfect for a lighter meal over the holiday season.

    1. Salmon is a bit of a mainstay in our household as one member of the family is pescatarian. I often find myself buying farmed salmon since that’s what the supermarkets stock, but when you can get hold of wild salmon, I certainly think you can notice the difference.

    2. I’m trying to up my intake of fish oil for my joints and wild salmon is a delicious way of getting it.

  6. This list makes me hungry looking at it. But it equally gives me some great ideas for the festive season.

  7. That’s a lot of interesting food. The buttercream frosted Cheryl’s cookies in a tin is way too perfect. You can’t go wrong with that gift. White Christmas Tea sounds interesting too. Seven rare exceptional wines incl 2010 Penfold’s Grange? I need to put that on my Santa’s wishlist!

  8. What a great selection. Sometimes with the busy time of year, I love to not have to make everything, so I would take advantage of those gingerbread cookies or other sweet treats to have on hand for entertaining.

  9. Pecan pie has always been a favorite of mine, but haven’t got enough talent to bake one for myself. I always go for store bought but haven’t tried Goode Co. It looks delicious so I might try and order some before it gets too busy.

  10. I love the idea of bringing a Pecan Pie from Goode Co. to my family’s Christmas Eve gathering. It sounds amazing and the presentation takes the guilt away from not making something from scratch. Great idea!

  11. Most definitely the wrong post to be reading when hungry. I feel like I need all them sweet delights right here with me now. My favourite has to be the Texas pecan pie. I don’t care what it would cost as I could imagine how nice it really is. Lovely post

  12. Such a lovely and delicious list of food and drink to enjoy this Christmas. As I do not eat meat, I think the best bet for me would be the cookies and wine. I especially love the gingerbread cookies and would like to taste some as I have never had them before. Also, I would love a glass of good red wine to enjoy the festivities.

  13. Omnomnom – lots of tasty gifts! So I have to send this post to some family members…..Expecially the buttercream frosted Cheryl’s cookies in a tin left me craving for some sweets now…..

  14. You have me craving for that pecan pie. And definitely some of that wine to go with it. Christmas goodies always give me a high. I definitely would like to gift a few of these but more importantly, get a few of them too ;-)

    1. So many goodies, perfect meals for Christmas! The bone in rib looks yum, and the fact that’s artisanally hand crafted is too good to resist! I would munch on the Christmas tree cookies by myself, fantastic treat for someone like me who has a sweet tooth!

    2. Hi Ami… don’t forget, you can always buy yourself a gift! ;-)

      And thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment, Aradhana… I’m glad to see there’s plenty there to tempt you!

  15. This got me “buttercream frosted”. I would want a box of those Cheryl’s Cookies tin boxes. I went to the website and they actually sell the buttercream frosting in tubs! And everything there looks delicious.

  16. it’s great to see all presentations in blog, Really I love your delicious drinks and food and choose luxuries food..keep posting!

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