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Graduation Food & Beverage Gifts 2013 - Food & Beverage Gifts Guide for Graduates

By Lawrence Davis

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Fun And Exciting Cooking Classes At Le Cordon Bleu College Of Culinary Arts In Pasadena California

Enthusiast Cooking Classes taught by Le Cordon Bleu Chefs

Description: Cooking classes are offered at our Le Cordon Bleu campus in Pasadena ,Los Angeles California. Each three-hour themed cooking class features step-by-step chef demonstrations followed by hands-on fun, including your turn to apply what you’ve learned to making the same dish. Along with a half-day of cooking and professional kitchen secrets, you’ll receive an apron and a certificate of completion. Please visit the site for a list of the class themes and dates/times. Visit http://masterchefcookingclasses.com/ to reserve your spot. June 1 – Elegant Picnic Fare June 8 – Sensational Sushi June 15 – Seafood Cookery June 22 – The Art of Sandwich Making June 29 – Barbecue July 13 – Mystery Basket July 20 – American Street Food July 27 – A Taste of Spain August 3 – Creative Salad Ideas August 10 – Cooking Fish August 17 – A Taste of Italy August 24 – Vegetarian Cooking September 7 – Cake Decorating September 14 – The Art of Making Sausage September 21 – Taste of Germany September 28 – Taste of Mexico October 5 – Pizza from Scratch October 12 – Rice Around the World October 19 – Everything Chocolate October 26 – Taste of Japan November 2 – Quick Home Cooked Meals November 9 – Thanksgiving Tips November 16 – Cheesecakes November 23 – Gluten Free Cooking December 7 – Holiday Cookies December 14 – Holiday Party Foods

Price: $99.00 to $2,000.00 Visit the Website

Chi Bar™

Fuel Your Life

Description: A high-energy snackbar, each Chi Bar™ is rich in Omega 3, potassium, amino acids, complex carbohydrates and antioxidants. These 100% organic, gluten-, soy-, dairy-, and GMO-free bars give you a protein boost along with the vitamins and minerals naturally available in whole nuts & fruits. A symphony of color, taste and texture, Chi Barz taste great and are fun to eat! Chi Barz are “conscience foods” designed to satisfy the whole body and support a healthy lifestyle.

Price: $35.88 Visit the Website

Give Your Taste Buds A Fashionable Make-over!

Betty Bop Chocolate Heel

Description: Allow me to give your taste buds a fashionable makeover with unique and memorable chocolate shoes! I can offer you a cluster of ideas at an affordable price. The art of everything you will see on ccbychara.com has been specially hand crafted and fashionably designed not only for the chocolate lover in you but also for the shoe and art enthusiasts! If you are looking for something extraordinary I look forward to your business!

Price: $35.00 to $50.00 Visit the Website

DRINK-A-PALOOZA® Board Game - The Best Gift Ever

Start New Year’s off Right with DRINK-A-PALOOZA®

Description: The entertaining Drink-A-Palooza® board game is the answer for all your last-minute gift needs! Finally, there’s a way to get a gift that works for everyone on your list. This hilarious and easy drinking game will thrill all your family and friends. This is the only game out there that brings people together to enjoy some serious bonding time in both a festive and entertaining atmosphere. Plus, it’s affordable at only $29.50. With Drink-A-Palooza as your go-to gift, you’ve got it all under control. It’s as easy as setting up a game of beer-pong or flip cup. All you’ve got to do is buy the game, wrap it up, throw in a 6-pack for your buddies or a nice bottle of wine for the lady-in-your-life and bingo. Santa’s work is done!! But, the fun is only beginning! Just think of all the down-time you’ll have over the holidays that can be spent playing Drink-A-Palooza. Plus, any New Year’s party will be a hit with this game-of-instant excitement. Some beer, good company and a Drink-A-Palooza board game is the recipe for every unforgettable party.

Price: $29.50 Visit the Website

Luce Della Vite Lucente IGT

Luce della Vite Lucente

Description: Lucente is the perfect balance of Merlot (75%) and Sangiovese (25%) with dark, fruity notes that showcase the perfect Italian expression of these two varietals when paired together. A fitting gift for the wine-lover that blazes his own trail, Luce della Vite was the first ever winery in Montalcino to blend select parcels of Merlot with their Sangiovese to create the commune’s inaugural Super Tuscan. A lush, seductive bouquet offers silky impressions of raspberry and blackberry, followed by roast espresso, white chocolate, and pungent hints of mint and sage. Warm and well-rounded in the mouth, Lucente boasts supple, glossy tannins and a near-endless finale.

Price: $29.00 Visit the Website

Chocolate Enrobed Caramel Fleur De Sel Moravian Cookies Topped With Crushed Toffee

Caramel Fleur de Sel Moravian Cookies Topped with Crushed Toffee

Description: Salem Baking Company’s premium caramel with fleur de sel Moravian Cookies are completely enrobed in artisan chocolate and topped with scrumptious crushed toffee. These all-natural cookies are baked with the finest ingredients, such as finely milled wheat flour, pure cane sugar, and whole eggs. 25 individually wrapped cookies are placed into an elegant embossed keepsake box for an indulgent, unique gift.

Price: $24.99 Visit the Website

Holly Clegg’s Trim&TERRIFIC™ KITCHEN 101

Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC™ KITCHEN 101

Description: Does the kitchen intimidate you? This book is your answer as it offers “the easiest of easy” recipes. Whether you're off to college, your first apartment, getting married, having a family, single or just plain busy, KITCHEN 101® will hold your hand through the cooking process with simple, super-satisfying healthy recipes as well as the basic tools and tips you need to cook with confidence. KITCHEN 101 offers: • 150 easy recipes with full-color photographs • Nutritional and diabetic information with each recipe • Highlights Diabetic Friendly recipes within ADA guidelines • Highlights Freezer Friendly, Vegetarian and Crock Pot recipes • Terrific Tips offering recipe short-cuts and options • Kitchen reference chapter with cooking fundamentals Get confidence in your kitchen through: • Cooking Basics • Start Simple • Ready-Made Menus • Rapid Rotisserie Chicken Recipes • Building on Basics • Fix It Fast • Crock Pot Convenience • Sweet Temptations Holly Clegg, author of the best selling trim&TERRIFIC® cookbook series, which includes trim&TERRIFIC® Diabetic Cooking with the American Diabetes Association and Eating Well Through Cancer, has sold over 1 million copies. Holly has appeared on national shows including Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, The 700 Club, USA Today and The Huffington Post. For today's busy cook, she offers an app, Mobile Rush-Hour Recipes, bringing her simple, signature trim&TERRIFIC® recipes to the person on the go.

Price: $24.95 Visit the Website

Arnaldo Caprai Montefalco Rosso DOC

Arnaldo Caprai Montefalco Rosso

Description: In addition to Tuscany, Umbria is also known for producing some of the best Sangiovese-based blends in Italy. Arnaldo Caprai Montefalco Rosso DOC is a delightful blend of Sangiovese, the indigenous Sagrantino grape, and Merlot. Winemaker Marco Caprai brought back the Sagrantino grape back from near extinction, and we're lucky he did - Caprai has successfully put Umbria on the map as a serious wine region with his award-winning wines. Rivaling even the best Chiantis, Caprai's Montefalco Rosso has a lovely nose of ripe, red fruit with delicate hints of vanilla that complements its full but unintimidating structure.

Price: $22.99 Visit the Website

Dancing Deer Baking Co. - Delivering Scratch Baked, All-natural Gourmet Cookie And Brownie Gifts. We Are A Company Of People Who Are Passionate About Food, Nature And Aesthetics. We Are Dedicated To Excellence In All We Do!

Brownie and Cookie Gifts

Description: Our products are known for a truly superior taste, artful but simple packaging and pure, high quality ingredients. We blend traditional artisan baking with innovative flavor combinations and we package our products with professional, yet whimsical tone. We think packaging should be as artful, honest and as good as the food. These gifts are elegantly packaged and present a delicious gourmet gift option. Our gourmet cookie and brownie gifts are all-natural, certified kosher and a unique gourmet gift. With flavors like Chocolate Chunk, Cappuccino and Caramel Pecan, our brownies and cookies are the perfect gift for any occasion. Order your gifts online today! We choose to make a perishable product without artificial preservatives or other ingredients because we believe in the principles of purity and freshness in food. To the extent possible we make choices in our packaging, production and facilities management that are friendly to the environment.

Price: $19.99 to $100.00 Visit the Website

Luscious Chocolate Brigadeiros Made With Organic And Natural Ingredients And Void Of Preservatives.

www.mybrigadeiro.com

Description: My Brigadeiro offers a line of luscious handcraft chocolate Brigadeiros (bree-guy-day-rows). These decadent chocolate balls are made with organic, all natural ingredients and void of preservatives (with the exception of some conventional toppings). We give a great deal of attention and care to ensure you receive the freshness of our sweets. Everything is custom made to order. Brigadeiro a very popular and uniquely Brazilian sweet is refer to many as tasting like soft fudge crossed with decadent chocolate truffles. With so many flavors to choose from, try it and be the judge! Ship to all 50 STATES! For more information, visit our website at: WWW.MYBRIGADEIRO.COM or call us at 802-649-7015. We'll be glad to speak to you!

Price: $19.99 to $59.99 Visit the Website

Frescobaldi Nipozzano Riserva Chianti Rufina DOCG

Nipozzano Riserva Chianti Rufina DOCG

Description: Frescobaldi Nipozzano 2009 from legendary Tuscan producer Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi – a Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG – has intense dark berry fruit and pepper on the nose that’s enhanced by savory herbs, smoke and a certain meatiness on the palate. This fine Sangiovese would be a great pairing with a hearty winter beef stew but makes an equally fine partner at a spring barbecue. No matter what the season, Nipozzano is an elegantly structured red that deserves to be savored with the special someone in your life.

Price: $19.00 Visit the Website

No More Diluted Cocktails With SIPPING STONES!

Take your pick-sipping stones come in grey or white!

Description: These sophisticated ice alternatives cool your favorite spirit or wine while preserving the flavor and quality of your drink. Because any spirits connoisseur will tell you when you're spending money for great liquor, why dilute it with ice? Sipping Stones, by SCS collectibles, are finely crafted from 100 percent pure soapstone, which is impermeable, leaving the drink entirely as nature intended. The stones will not react with water, alcohol or other liquids, keeping any spirit the optimal temperature for about 30 minutes. Sipping Stones come in shades of grey and white. The individual character of the stones ensure no two are alike. A set of nine and a muslin carrying bag is available for $14.95 on www.sippingstones.com, Amazon.com and at select retailers.

Price: $14.95 Visit the Website

ChocoMe® - Originial Hand Crafted Artisan Chocolate Bars

chocoMe hand crafted artisan chocolate

Description: chocoMe® chocolate bars are hand crafted exclusively of premium quality Belgian chocolate – 65.1% cocoa content Fortina dark chocolate, – 39% cocoa content Arriba milk chocolate, – premium white chocolate, and of carefully selected specialties from all over the world – freeze dried fruits, - best quality spices, - high end coffee, - Spanish and Italian nuts, - French edible flower petals, - 23 carat edible gold, - edible genuine silver, etc. You can choose from over 80 innovative creations of 8 product lines: wine, spirit, spice, fruits, nuts, fruits & nuts, flowers, coffee. chocoMe bars are always freshly made to order ensuring best possible quality, taste and flavors of the end product. We gave special attention to the packing of our chocolates. This results in a perfectly ready gift for any occasion and there is no need for further gift packaging. We are sure that any age above 13 will appreciate the specialty in every aspect when they receive it as a gift. Our bars are not just special in raw material and flavor but also in looks. See for yourself!

Price: $14.00 to $19.00 Visit the Website

Oregon Pinot Noir Truffle Collection

Oregon Pinot Noir Collection

Description: This Mother's Day, Moonstruck Chocolate Co., has released a decadent Oregon Pinot Noir Truffle Collection. This collection features truffles infused with pinot noirs from the Lachini Sokol Blasser and Ayoub wineries, all from Oregon’s bountiful Wine Country. These truffles will bring a taste of Oregon to you with notes of summer fruits, well-balanced acidity and fine smooth finishes mom will be sure to love!

Price: $12.00 Visit the Website

Class Of 2013 Graduation Mug (Color)

Class of 2013 Graduation Mug (Color)

Description: Say congratulations to your hardworking 2013 Graduate! PAPYRUS has the best gifts for this year’s 2013 Graduates to show them how proud you are of their accomplishments. Choose from a wide variety of gifts, from humorous books and leather journals to picture frames and coffee mugs. From the gift itself, to the cards and the wrapping, PAPYRUS offers a great selection for your special 2013 Graduate. Available at more than 180 PAPYRUS locations nationwide and in Canada, as well as Papyrusonline.com. Commemorate their special day with this keepsake graduation mug for the Class of 2013. Made of ceramic, this colorful mug holds 21 ounces and includes a blue interior.

Price: $11.96 Visit the Website

Salba Chia Whole Seed And Premium Ground Pouches

Salba Chia Pouches

Description: Salba Chia is the most nutritionally consistent and nutrient dense form of chia available. Salba is also the richest whole food source of Omega-3s (ALA) and Fiber found on the planet! It is used as a supplement to your daily diet and can be added into ANY recipe. Our products are all grown organically, are Non-GMO project verified, Vegan, Raw, Gluten-free and Kosher. Salba Chia Whole Seed Pouch is 12.7oz and Salba Chia Premium Ground Pouch is 6.4oz. "One small seed for your diet, one giant boost for your health!" -Smarter than your average chia.

Price: $9.99 to $15.99 Visit the Website

Venice Bakery Gluten-Free And Vegan Pizza Crusts

Venice Bakery Gluten-Free Pizza Crusts

Description: As you consider the sizes and hobbies of everyone on your gift lists, remember their dietary restrictions. How many times have you heard, “So sorry, she can’t eat that?” What’s a foodie with vegan and gluten free friends to do? Venice Bakery, the certified gluten-free vegan pizza crust manufacturer, has made gourmet gift giving a little bit easier. With award-winning, mouth-watering artisan flatbreads and pizza crusts, you’ll find reasonably priced gifts that will satisfy anyone’s cravings, not just those that need to be careful. Just one bite and they will be dashing off to send their “Grazie” faster than you can say “Buon Appetito!” Visit venicebakery.com to try The Best Tasting Gluten-Free Pizza! Family-owned since 1950, Venice Bakery is dedicated to servicing the gluten-free and vegan community with quality products that taste as good as being healthy feels. The flatbreads are so out of this world gorgeous, you would never guess they are gluten-free! Whether you are shopping for tasty gluten-free alternatives for yourself, your family or your loved ones, Venice Bakery has everything you need to truly make your holidays the most wonderful and tasty time of the year!

Price: $8.99 to $90.00 Visit the Website

Technique Restaurant At The Le Cordon Bleu College Of Culinary Arts In Pasadena California

Le Cordon Bleu is one of the most respected names in culinary education, originating in Paris in 1895. Synonymous with high quality, excellence in education, and fine ingredients

Description: TECHNIQUE RESTAURANT AND CAFE We have gift certificates available, Great for any occassion! Pasadena reflects the best of the west coast’s natural beauty, culture, glamour and distinctive dining — a scene that includes Technique’s seasonal, innovative cuisine. Along with a full service restaurant, Technique offers patrons a lighter menu or takeout in its casual, European-style cafe , serving soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts and daily specials. Technique Café Hours of Operation Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Technique Restaurant Hours of Operation Monday through Friday Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended and can be made through OpenTable http://www.techniquerestaurant.com/TECHNIQUE_menu.pdf

Price: $5.00 to $250.00 Visit the Website

All Natural Chocolate

Dark Chocolate Covered Marshmallow

Description: Xan Confections tempt the taste buds and satisfy the soul. Unique, indulgent artisan chocolates, caramels and other handcrafted treats feature startling, distinctive flavors and the world's finest, all-natural ingredients. Collections of alternative functional confections accommodate dessert lovers with special dietary needs. Xan Confections ships worldwide, and are sold in nearly 300 locations in 37 states across the country. For specific locations and to place an order, visit our website at www.xanconfections.com or call 877-578-7267.

Price: $5.00 to $25.00 Visit the Website

Gluten-Free Foods

The Gluten Free Bistro's Products

Description: The Gluten Free Bistro’s mission is to provide modern, healthy and divine foods for all to enjoy. We believe that food free of gluten should not be food free of taste, quality and nutrition. Our products are whole grain, contain non-GMO ingredients and are delicious. We know you will not be disappointed.Find our products retail and in restaurants. Enjoy!

Price: $4.99 to $6.99 Visit the Website

Reusable & Dishwasher Safe Red Cups

Red Cup Living Family of Reusable Red Cups

Description: Red Cup Living is a lifestyle company that pays homage to an American party icon-a cultural staple-the famous red cup. (You know the one.) Meet the Red Cup Living family of products--the first ever reusable and dishwasher safe red cups! These cups are meant for good times and command smiles wherever they go. They are great for parties, entertaining, BBQs, tailgating, beach, pool, camping, boating or just hanging out. Imagine a red cup for wine (yes, it is a red cup on a wine stem), or one for coffee or even a margarita! Durable double wall construction makes our red cups super strong and break-resistant. Enjoy a drink, pop it in the dishwasher and do it all over again! All our red cups are BPA and phthalates free.

Price: $4.00 to $10.00 Visit the Website

All Natural Crunchy Cookie Chips

All Natural Crunchy Cookie Chips

Description: All Natural Crunchy Cookie Chips™ are made with only whole food ingredients such as milled cane sugar, rBST hormone free butter, cage free eggs, fine chocolate, and pure bourbon vanilla. They contain no artificial flavors, colors, trans fats, GMOs and are 120-130 calories per serving. Cookie Chips™ are available in four delicious flavors Original, Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Sugar, and Sea Salted Peanut Butter.

Price: $3.99 to $5.99 Visit the Website

Bcalm™ By Good Life Beverages

Life should bcalm™

Description: Founded in 2011 in Boston, MA Good Life Beverages is on a mission to help people live happier, healthier, and calmer lives with its bcalm wellness drink. Backed by extensive research and development, bcalm is a unique blend of B-vitamins, botanicals, and an amino acid with stress-reducing properties. The functional wellness beverage contains all-natural ingredients that are never artificial to help improve mental clarity and focus while reducing stress and anxiety. The refreshing, lightly carbonated taste of bcalm delivers a calming sensation without causing drowsiness. Each can of bcalm is proudly sourced and produced in the USA. Currently, bcalm is available in 70 stores of The Fresh Market, as well as specialty stores throughout New York, NY and Boston, MA areas.

Price: $3.49 to $59.99 Visit the Website

ThéBÜ

The World's Best Tasting Kombucha!

Description: ThéBÜ is a new type of beverage – it is alive! The ingredients are organic tea, organic cane sugar, organic probiotic cultures, and organic natural flavors. The ingredients are mixed and fermented as the cultures grow. Our carefully chosen kombucha culture is a perfect example of symbiosis – probiotics, beneficial bacteria and enzymes that harmonize with your body. Since ThéBÜ is a living beverage it should be refrigerated at all times. ThéBÜ is artisan kombucha, made in small batches and bottled at the peak of perfection.

Price: $3.00 to $35.99 Visit the Website

Active D'Lites

Indulge in Wellness

Description: Founded in 2010, Active D’Lites spent years in research and development to deliver an all-natural, GMO-free, low-calorie, low-carb, low sugar, probiotics-powered chocolate and ice cream product line. The company uses a proprietary blend of DuPont™ HOWARU® Premium Probiotics which includes: Bifidobacterium Lactis HN019 and Lactobacillus Acidophilus NCFM in the formulation of its Active D’Lites products. It leverages the benefits of this unique blend of probiotics to help assist digestion and enhance weight loss through its Active D’Lites chocolates and ice creams that come in all-natural almond, peanut butter, and caramel flavors. Proudly made in the U.S.A., all chocolate and ice cream bars contain probiotics and prebiotics – a combination known as synbiotic – that work together to help promote and sustain digestive health and a lifestyle of wellness.

Price: $2.19 to $30.66 Visit the Website

The Queen's Bakery & Cafe

The Queen's Bakery & Cafe

Description: Perfect for any occasion, Cupcake or Cookie Decorating Kits from The Queen’s Bakery & Cafe are a fun and stress-free way to bring family and friends together and make for a great and tasty gift too! Founded in 2011, the bakery hosts parties for all occasions and is available to book for parties. The interior of this modern “royal kingdom” is beautifully decorated and designed with bright, chic and festive colors and features plush, oversized armchairs and cushions. Queen Kathy strives to ensure that all her guests are treated like royalty and it makes for a great location to add an extra special touch to any occasion. As OC’s Premiere Venue for Private Parties & Afternoon Teas, they have a delicious selection of cupcakes, cookies, cakes and teas, handcrafted salads and sandwiches that are baked fresh daily. www.queensbakerycafe.com

Price: $1.00 to $10.00 Visit the Website

 

Published on Jun 05, 2013

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