Lately my new favorite thing is gourmet foods however, over the last two weeks I've purchased an array of foods and only liked one because most lacked quality. Utimately I've learned that anyone can stick a gourmet label on their food product. Does anyone have any suggestions about where I can get good gourmet foods whether online or off. I am also looking for newsletters or websites foucused on gourmet food products or reviews because it would save me the trouble of testing it.
Gourmet has become such a generic term, and everyone has a different definition of what it is. Can you give us a better idea of what types of gourmet foods you're looking for? For example, there are gourmet chocolates, jams, peanut butters, bacon, potato chips, hot dogs, and olive oils. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Are you looking for small batch artisanal products? Organic foods? Or just really good things you've never seen or heard of before? Are you looking to buy online or in a local store, and how much money are you willing to spend?
Gourmet is a very generic term. If you are looking for better quality stuff, I live in Orange County and I go to Whole Foods other than going to like Vons or something.
If you looking to cook better using certain ingrediants, that's a whole different thing.