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Our Favorite Food-Focused Mother’s Day Gifts

photoBy now you’ve squared away that Mother’s Day brunch reservation, but your job isn’t done just yet (a sentiment we’re sure she can relate to).  You’ll also want an expression of your affection that she’ll be able to hold onto and cherish, long after those mimosas and pancakes are done.  And we’ve got the perfect food-focused gifts — From delicate bracelets adorned with sterling silver edibles, to handcrafted houseware from Blue Hill at Stone Barns!

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 4.17.01 PMJewelry from Delicacies: This brand new jewelry line is a collaboration between celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern and designer Nicolle Nelson, celebrating the natural beauty, simplicity, and meaning ingrained in the food we eat.  Not only that, but proceeds from each purchase of a sterling silver & Italian leather bracelet — is accented with various ingredients, like a chili pepper for passion, a crab, representing perseverance, a coffee bean denoting spirituality, and a parsley leaf for love — goes towards a charity chosen by a rotating roster of chef partners.  Which means, if you buy Dominique Crenn’s tomato band, you’ll actually be supporting San Francisco’s Marin Food Bank; we imagine your mom would be totally on board with that.

blue-hill-stone-barns-2Houseware from Blue Hill Market: While you’ll have to have called far in advance to arrange a Mother’s Day dinner at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, you can still avail yourself of gorgeous, quality gifts from their very own online market.  Think handmade porcelain bread plates, engraved with grains of heirloom wheat, a soap and lotion set, made from pumpkin seed oil grown in New York State, and a pantry collection, including a sturdy mug and seasonal jams, honey and housemade granola, from Blue Hill at Stone Barns’ celebrated pastry kitchen. And if you’re up for a ride out of the city, you can tote mom to visit the store in person, stroll the grounds of Stone Barns, snack in the cafe, and even take a tour of the  farm!

vintage_find_largeVintage Find Arrangements from Flower Girl NYC: Forget a last minute call to 1-800-Flowers.  One of the new vendors to set up shop in TurnStyle — Columbus Circle’s subterranean, artisan mall and food court — this sweet smelling shop provides eye-catching arrangements of freshly picked blooms.  We’re especially partial to the “Vintage Find” collection; pods, grasses and other rustic greenery, packed into antique Ideal Coffee, Coco-po Coconut Chip or True Blue Tobacco tins.

Russian Osetra Karat from Olma Caviar Boutique: There’s just no denying that caviar is the mother of all food gifts.  So say you love her with fish eggs — we’re talking firm, fruity and highly prized Russian Osetra Karat to be exact — displayed on a Faberge jewel case inside of the new, Upper West Side location of Olma; which also boasts an outpost at the tony Plaza Beluga-1oz-462x392Food Hall inside the iconic Plaza Hotel.  And while we know you’d spare no expense when it comes to mom, it doesn’t hurt that the Beluga is actually 25% off for Mother’s Day!

Cooking Classes at The Brooklyn Kitchen: Who says you can’t teach mom new tricks?  She may be the best chef you know, but that doesn’t mean she won’t want to up her game with a class or two at the venerable Brooklyn Kitchen, ranging from Mozzarella Making and French Macarons to Israeli Brunch and Flavors of the Yucatan (if you purchase the Knife Skills lesson, just make sure to get her a shiny new blade — such as the Victorinox Rosewood Chef’s Knife — to go with it).

eggplantchickpeastew1Home Cooked Meals from Umi Kitchen: Alternatively, you can set your mom free from the stove, and treat her to a home cooked meal from some other talented amateur chefs.  This recently launched delivery service (named for the Arabic word for “my mother”) adds a seriously personal
touch to take-out, connecting patrons with locals eager to show off their culinary aptitude, who’ll send over healthful dishes prepared in their very own kitchens.  Menus change daily, but are unfailingly diverse; you might find Turkish Eggplant Stew from Adrienne, Jerk Chicken from Jo Anne and Calabash Squash and Spring Pea Risotto from Chris!








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