By: Anne M. Raso
For those of you New Yorkers wondering where one of the best places in town to create holiday "gift boxes" is, we here at FinanceFoodie.com recommend Murray's Cheese. A few nights ago, we got the chance to go make up our own holiday boxes (really, cute wooden crates with foodie expressions in red lettering!) and found that this Village legend is about much more than just cheeses (even though you get they have the good old-time custom of letting you try anything you'd like behind the counters).
We filled up our crates with homemade pasta, mozzarella, cranberry nut trail mix, rosemary crackers and more -- our only complaint is that they should have bigger crates (you can really only fit a maximum of ten fist-sized pieces of cheese or whatever else into them)!
financefoodie.com is "When in doubt, buy chocolate"! (The other one is: "Have a square meal every day...eat a box of chocolate"!)
Broadway Panhandler where we took in a demo of 360 Cookware done by Chef Stephen White. 360 is comparable in pricing to All Clad and is a star in the "waterless cooking/vapor technology" category. This fabulous cookware (which seems to stay clean at the bottom no matter what you cook inside), is available at Broadway Panhandler and on 360's website.
254 Bleeker St
New York, NY 10014
[Photos: Anne Raso]