Hi! My name is Stephanie Zonis, and welcome to the December, 2001
edition of "For Chocolate Lovers Only". Each month, you'll find
recipes, tips, and recommendations for great chocolate specialties.
Recommendation of the Month: Is one-stop shopping really possible?
I never thought it was a likely concept before I ran across the
Fancy Foods Gourmet Club. Now, don't let the word "club" make
you nervous; there's no membership necessary here, nor is there
any requirement to order a certain number of times per year. What
you will find is a fabulous array of food products of all kinds,
conveniently gathered together. Naturally, there are a number of
different kinds of chocolates. I am a big fan of Omanhene and Michel
Cluizel, and there are some brands I haven't tried (yet). Or you
could head over to the Desserts & Pastries section, to try a Skoog
Pie (love the name!) or one of Pacific Desserts' or Bittersweet
Pastries' offerings. If chocolate just isn't the way to go for someone
on your holiday list, look into smoked salmon, caviar, pate, lobster
or other seafood, salsas, condiments, or preserves/honies/spreads/maple
syrup. See what I mean about one stop?
Something I especially like about Fancy Foods Gourmet Club
is the fact that I know and trust a number of the brands on the
site. This gives me confidence both in ordering from them and in
trying products from brands previously unknown to me. Gift baskets
have a category all their own, with multiple price ranges, and the
cook's essentials section is geared toward those who'd rather be
in the kitchen themselves. If you'd like to order online, you can,
but there are other ways to order, too (see the Customer Service
page). The easiest way to find Fancy Foods Gourmet Club is
at their website (www.ffgc.com), or you can call customer service
for a free catalog at 1-800-576-3548. Almost everyone will be able
to find something here that suits their tastebuds, and shopping
doesn't get any easier than that!
you have a comment, question, or suggestion? I'd like your input
into this column. You can reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.