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corieco1 Dec 19, 2008 12:08 PM

My boyfriend and I want to bring some Austin or Texas foods to Louisiana for his family to try over the holidays. So far we've thought of sausage from Lockhart and Bee Butter from the Bee Cave Honey Company. We need some more/better ideas!

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    achtungpv Dec 19, 2008 12:23 PM

    Austin Slow Burn Green Chile Jam
    Miles of Chocolate
    Taco Xpress Chimichurri

    1. chispa_c Dec 19, 2008 01:43 PM

      I'm not a huge candy fan but my neice recently gave a hostess gift to a college friend's family at Thanksgiving of Lamb's Longhorn's. Those are the carmel pecan clusters. They were such a hit that the mother of this friend let a FEW people taste ONE and then she hid them for herself.

      My neice has already been asked to bring more when she returns to NH from Austin at Christmas.

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        foodiegal71 Dec 19, 2008 07:53 PM

        That's so funny, I have to bring these to my family every time I visit them. I never really thought much of them, or that they were anything you couldn't get anywhere else. Now I know!

        I used to always bring my grandfather Texas Grapefruit. He and my grandmother thought they were the best. My brother always asks for tortillas and good salsa.

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        wannabeachef Dec 19, 2008 02:02 PM

        You gotta bring Texas Beer!! And how about some BBQ Sauce from Stubb's???

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          NirvRush Dec 19, 2008 03:54 PM

          mary louise butter's brownies!

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            barleybob9 Dec 20, 2008 02:25 AM

            Don't forget a sixpack of Saint Arnold beer and Tito's vodka-they travel really good!
            If you hit the Sunset Valley Farmer's Market in Austin, Sharon Ely (Mrs' Joe Ely) makes some great pozole called 'Holy Pozole'.
            For that matter, there's a number of local things at a Farmer's Market,hot sauces, jams. etc.
            Tamales from any number of places;
            I think there's even a local olive oil now.
            FM

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              danoc Dec 20, 2008 10:48 AM

              I like the products from Texas Traditions. We send them as gifts to friends out of state and they're always appreciated.
              www.texastraditions.com

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                A Ron Dec 23, 2008 05:03 AM

                Go down to Buda and get some of the Salsa and hot sauce from Jardines:

                www.jardinefoods.com

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                  RoundSparrow Dec 23, 2008 09:05 PM

                  I find good quality smoked turkey travel well. I've eaten it 4 days after purchase from fridge and just as good. Smoke helps preserve the food.

                  Recent thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/573645

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                    Heidi2qss Dec 27, 2008 05:56 PM

                    I vacuum sealed Jardin Corona's salsa in canning jars and sent them with the folks to my sister. Warning though, the heat of the salsa steps up several notches after you suck out the extra air using the Food Sealer system.

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