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Gifts for the Chef
Set your chef up for holiday cooking success with an ample arsenal for all their culinary activities. From gourmet spice blends to premium oils and handmade knives to cookbooks, these foodie-approved necessities from the Local Palate Marketplace will dazzle the chef this holiday season.

  • the row 34 cookbook

    Marketplace Books The Row 34 Cookbook

    THE ROW 34 COOKBOOK: STORIES AND RECIPES FROM A NEIGHBORHOOD OYSTER BAR, award-winning chef Jeremy Sewall brings his popular New England oyster bars to the page.  With more than 120 recipes for the home cook, this beautifully photographed cookbook celebrates oyster-bar culture along with the people that bring the restaurant to life.  With his inventive interpretations of seafood classics such as fried oysters, smoked salmon, chowder, and fish and chips, Sewall shares the recipes that have made Row 34 one of the northeast’s most beloved seafood experience. Embedded in three great communities—Boston, MA, Burlington, MA and Portsmouth, NH—Row 34 continues to build relationships with farmers, fisherman, the sea and the communities surrounding them. Chapters cover Row 34 favorites, plus smoked and cured preparations; whole fish preparations; composed dishes; and essential sauces and sides. Throughout are practical “how-to” instructionals, an essential guide for preparing seafood, a helpful oyster primer, as well as profiles of experts from a fishmonger to fishermen.  Full of easy-to-make recipes and rich storytelling, THE ROW 34 COOKBOOK is for anyone who appreciates the briny taste of raw oysters and delectable seafood. ABOUT THE AUTHORS:  Acclaimed Boston chef, restaurateur and seafood authority Jeremy Sewall has worked in kitchens around the globe, from the Relais & Chateau White Barn Inn, to Boston’s iconic L’Espalier, to one of the pioneers of the farm-to-table movement, The Lark Creek Inn in Larkspur, California. He is the author of the James Beard–nominated cookbook The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes.  Erin Byers Murray is a journalist specializing in food and wine, and the author of cookbooks and Shucked: Life on a New England Oyster Farm. James Beard award–winning chef Renee Erickson runs several Seattle restaurants, including the Walrus and the Carpenter.  Food photographer and author Michael Harlan Turkell’s work has appeared in numerous publications; his cookbooks include Acid Trip: Travels in the World of Vinegar.


  • Shem Creek Shrimp & Grits Gift Box - The Local Palate Marketplace℠

    Food for the Southern Soul Shem Creek Shrimp & Grits Gift Box

    This Shem Creek Shrimp & Grits Gift Box set is named for the narrow waterway that shrimp and fishing boats take out to harvest fresh seafood. This package of goodies includes Tidewater Shrimp Sauce & Marinade, Charleston Favorites Stone Ground Grits, and Charleston Favorites Peach Hot Sauce. All you will need for the perfect Low country dish is a generous helping of fresh shrimp. You’re an instant professional chef and master gift-giver with Food for the Southern Soul’s package of southern essentials. Tidewater Shrimp Sauce & Marinade makes it easy for the recipient to sauté their shrimp in the sauce and serve with 82 Queen She Crab Soup Mix. The grits cook up to be smooth and include small flecks of corn bran, which is a sign that they are eating genuine stone ground grits. There is nothing wrong with treating yourself, though. The gift box also comes together as the perfect set to throw together an easy meal with. You can even get creative and make your own New Orleans-style barbecued shrimp by adding melted butter to the Tidewater Shrimp Sauce, pouring it over the shrimp, and baking them until they get a nice char. Serve the baked shrimp with the included Stone Ground Grits and crisp french bread for a meal that will naturally become a part of your rotation of dishes. Food for the Southern Soul makes their sauces, marinades, and other Southern goods in Charleston, SC and is committed to bringing Lowcountry classics to home chefs near and far.


  • Eat Your Bourbon Cookbook

    Bourbon Barrel Foods Eat Your Bourbon Cookbook

    Founder of Bourbon Barrel Foods, Matt Jamie — America’s only micro-brewed soy maker and gourmet spice company owner tells his story through his love of cuisine in his “Eat Your Bourbon” hardcover cookbook. Learn how this not-so-Southern chef went from being a stay-at-home dad to selling his bourbon barrel aged soy sauce to Japan. Matt gives insight into his company Bourbon Barrel Foods, mingles with award-winning chefs, and shares his range of recipes using his handcrafted products. His company mantra, “Eat Your Bourbon” integrates cuisine from his travels abroad with the comforting flavors reminiscent of the Bluegrass state. Organized by courses, with a distinct bourbon flair, the mouthwatering recipes are easy for a cook with any skill level to replicate. Eat Your Bourbon is a beautifully designed and colorfully photographed must-have cookbook that celebrates the unique range of Kentucky’s Bourbon Country. From starters, to desserts, to — of course — drinks, Matt Jamie makes eating your own bourbon easy. The book includes a variety of ways to use the infamous Bourbon Barrel Food products including Bourbon Smoked Spices, as well as ways to integrate the most Southern of liquors. Bourbon Barrel Foods has a large collection of gourmet foods that embrace the history of Kentucky’s Bourbon Country. All of their items are handcrafted in small batches in Louisville, Kentucky. They use reclaimed barrels straight from Kentucky’s finest bourbon distilleries as a smoking and aging agent. Their popular “EAT YOUR BOURBON” slogan embodies this idea and has catapulted many of their products to the forefront of the culinary scene.



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