Top Shelf - Best Cookbooks and Ingredients for Your Holiday Table

Top Shelf - Best Cookbooks and Ingredients for Your Holiday Table


Searching for the perfect holiday table treats or a culinary gift? Look no further! We've prepared a selection of items we consider "Top of our Shelf" to make your holiday season special, all of which will support our mission of empowering youth to take charge of their lives by running our business.

For Charcuterie Lovers

Beautiful Boards: 50 Amazing Snack Boards for Any Occasion

Elevate your holiday table with Maegan Brown's snack boards, where she combines fresh and hand-picked ingredients to add a touch to classic cheese and charcuterie setups. These boards cater to charcuterie lovers of all tastes, offering a way to share precious moments with loved ones during the holiday season.


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For Expanding your Thanksgiving Palate

Middle Eastern Pantry: Essential Ingredients for Classic and Contemporary Recipes: A Cookbook

 For expanding your Thanksgiving palate, explore Middle Eastern flavors with this cookbook that celebrates everyday ingredients from a variety of regions. Discover how to turn everyday dishes into culinary creations.

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For The Rustic "I didn't work too hard on this" table

Half Baked Harvest: Recipes from m Barn in the Mountains

Enhance your rustic holiday table with the Half Baked Harvest Cookbook, a source of recipes that celebrate simple yet remarkable cooking. From unique dishes to creative twists on classics, it's the perfect addition to ensure your meals are both effortless and memorable.

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For Bakers who want pie to look as good as they taste

Pieometry: Modern Tart Art and Pie Design for the Eye and the Palate

Bakers seeking pies that look as good as they taste will find “Pieometry” by Lauren Ko ideal. With 50 sweet and savory pie and tart creations showcasing Lauren’s geometric style, it’s your go-to for crafting visually appealing treats, suitable for any occasion.

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For Holiday Cooking with a bit of magic

Harry Potter: Official Christmas Cookbook

 Elevate your holiday cooking with the official Harry Potter cookbook, offering over 40 savory and sweet recipes to bring a touch of magic to your table. Explore the wizarding world's dishes and make your holiday cooking enchanting.

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For When you want to host, but you don't want to stress

Company: The Radically Casual Art of Cooking for Others

Amy Thielen's "Company" cookbook is your go-to for stress-free hosting, providing inventive recipes and menus for various occasions. It makes entertaining a breeze, allowing you to host with ease and joy.


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Grazing Boards for Good

UTEC Cutting Boards: Baguette Board

  Transform your holiday cooking with our finely crafted small cutting board made from repurposed New England hardwoods. While adding elegance and protection to your culinary creations, each purchase also supports UTEC's mission to break barriers to youth success.


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Local Flavor in a Jar

Curio Spice Spices

 Curio Spice's collection offers a variety of seasonings, each reflecting meticulous sourcing and regional inspiration. Infuse your holiday dishes with international flavors, from Persia to Morocco, and Vietnam, while supporting small, sustainable spice farmers.

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Set Your Table

Azizi Life: Dipped Beeswax Candles and Guari Kholi: Panama Napkin Rings

Boost your holiday table setting with our hand-dipped beeswax candles, crafted by the "ubuzima bwiza i munazi" in Rwanda, infusing your feast with a warm, inviting glow. Plus, a portion of the product line’s profit goes to Education without borders, helping provide educational opportunities for unpriviledged children in South Africa and Canada.


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Bake with Honey

Savannah Bee Company: Saw Palmetto (20 oz.)

 Delve into the world of honey at Savannah Bee Co., where every product supports bee conservation, including the state's oldest known honey sourced from slow-growing Saw Palmetto plants in the southeastern United States. Make your holiday season sweeter with a dollop of this unique honey.


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