From buttery croissants to Osetra caviar, gourmet food purveyor Dean & Deluca carries everything a PopSugar City girl could want for a party-ready pantry. Whether you're stocking up for yourself or shopping for your foodie friends, you're in luck, because PopSugar City and YumSugar are giving away a $500 gift card to this gourmet haven. The New York foodie institution just released its Spring 2011 catalog, tempting palates with sweet and savory new selections, including pâtés, charcuterie, fine cheeses, sugary confections, gourmet caramels, French macarons, and wines for every occasion. That's just a taste of what $500 could get you, so what are you waiting for? To enter to win a $500 gift card to Dean & Deluca, just enter your email address here to sign up for our delectable Sugar emails between now and 11:59 p.m. PDT on Saturday, April 9. Now's the time to start making your gourmet grocery list.
I was hunting for some great gift ideas when I came across this Chocolate Christmas Cabbie ($29) from Dean & Deluca. It's a 12-ounce molded piece of hand-painted chocolate featuring Santa behind the wheel of a NYC cab. It's cute, but tacky. It would be a fun gift to get, but I don't think I'd spend my money on it. How about you? Are you hailing this cab?
My mentor recently moved to New York with his wife and new born baby. I miss him desperately and have yet to send him a housewarming gift. To show him my appreciation and send my well wishes, I want to get him a spectacular gift basket for Christmas. He's a crazy writer who enjoys simple, scrumptious foods. Can you help me find a gift basket filled with delicious goodies and awesome accessories? Look for gift baskets with a specific theme like the pasta one seen here by Dean and DeLuca. Bookmark the goodies you discover in the Yum Market on TeamSugar with the keyword tag Gift Baskets. Good luck in your search!
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In preparation for Fall, New York institution Dean & Deluca has added an adorable Apple Crate Cake to their menu. Molded marzipan apples sit atop chocolate straw in this $185 cake.
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Look out fashionistas! Now you can have your fancy handbag and eat it too! This bag is described as a "must have" for the fashion forward. Draped in pink fondant, this pink purse cake is a layered Tahitian vanilla bean cake with chocolate fudge and white buttercream. It's not really my style (although it sounds delicious), but I think I can name a person or two who is going to go gaga over it. What do you guys think, is this pink purse cake a must have? Oh and did I mention, it weighs 1 lb 9 oz and costs $150?
If you ask any home cook what her favorite kitchen utensil is, I guarantee that at least half of them (if not more) will say her wooden spoon. A great kitchen spoon is a must have. Without one there is no tasting of broth, no mixing of cookies, none of that. When choosing a kitchen spoon, you want to make sure you pick one that is made from quality materials, if it's wooden, it shouldn't splinter and if it's plastic, it shouldn't melt. You also want to make sure that the spoon you choose is the correct length and size.
To get around the length problem, you might consider a set of 3 wooden spoons. These spoons are made from a French cherry hard wood with a closed grain and come in three different sizes. The sizes, which are 12", 14" and 16", are perfect for stirring items in a tall stock pot, or in a 1" frying pan. Set of three available for $17.50.
If you're more into fashion than form, you might be interested in the Happy and Cheeky spoon set. Available in several different colors (including orange, blue, red and green), these melamine spoons are sure to liven up the kitchen. I don't know how you couldn't smile at this dishwasher safe pair. Set of two for $10.00.
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