Best Mail Order food items? - moved from Home Cooking board
Now that the Christmas season is past, I'm hankering for a new online obsession (besides Chowhound).
Anyone have any recs for a truly excellent food item (whether jam, pie, ribs or...what-have-you!) that you can only get at home through mail order?
Can't wait to salivate over the entries..
I'll start you off: for truly excellent hungarian sausage and salami, as well as other Hungarian imports like chestnut paste and paprika check out:
My hubs is Hungarian, and when I was working in the Northern Chicago suburbs he would send me to Bende to pick up provisions quite often.
The Williams-Sonoma croissants from the Galaxy bakery (plain, hazelnut or chocolate) are fantastic. You take them out of the freezer the night before you plan to make them to rise overnight, throw them in the oven for 15 minutes in the a.m. and they come out perfect everytime. They are pricey, but have become our family's annual holiday splurge.
The country's best steaks are
from Alderspring Ranch. Impromptu
Gourmet has an amazing assortment of
hand-made canapes. As another poster notes, the
Williams Sonoma croissants are
superb. Best sallops I've had are the
bacon-wrapped ones from
Home Bistro (I remove thebacon after
cooking and eat separately), Other Home
Bistro dishes I love are the short
ribs and crab cakes (actual crab,
not just eggs and cracker crumbs).
Tiramisu from Impromptu
Gourmet Many cheeses
Fisherman's Express and Great
Alaska Seafood have excellent wild
salmon. I like coho over king.
City ham from Niman Ranch. Country ham from Clifty.
Lamb T-bones from Allen Brothers (but not the loin chops,
which are mostly fat and bone),