favourite mail-order food
Call me a late bloomer, but at 43 years I just got my first credit card. Never really needed one before, but I had to get this one for professional reasons. Anyway, now that I have access to the wonderful world of internet mail order, I was hoping some of you hounds who've been at it a while could direct me to your favourite food mail-order sites. (I live in Toronto, so skip companies that have stores here.) I'm game for just about any kind of food. Quality is most important, and I'd love to hear about places that ship the unexpected.
Living in Berkeley we can get most things locally, but we get these things mail-order:
spices from Penzey's
Steen's cane syrup
Pernigotti cocoa in bulk
White Lily self-rising flour
Anson Mills red Trentino flint polenta
re: Robert Lauriston
If Penzey's doesn't have it, The Spice House in Chicago will. Related companies, by the way.
Spice House also has stuff not listed on their site, so take the time to ask them if you need something hard to find (like organic white peppercorns, hurrah!) or otherwise unusual. Very nice folks.
I have a standing order for Bazzini mixed nuts without peanuts from NYC. They are very good. Very old company. You can get their nuts in a wonderful big vintage tin with an elephant holding a peanut in his trunk on it. Once you get the tin just buy the nuts bagged to refill it. There's a scene in the Sopranos where the guys are playing poker with a Bazzini tin on the table.
I think it's about $30 for 5 pounds. Very fair price. Would make a great gift.
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