N. A MORSEL; A MOUTHFUL; THE BEGINNING OF A HEAVENLY MEAL
They're the chefs, bakers, and culinary magicians who most teased your taste buds.
Robin and Andrew Schiff Spread
One taste of hubby and wife team Robin & Andrew Schiff's couture peanut and almond butters and you'll be hooked. Each batch is handmade, starting with either almonds or peanuts and adding ingredients like butterscotch, chocolate, and ginger. Read more
When you hear the words spread ’em, your reaction is dependent upon who’s uttering them. You’d do the splits on his desk if it were John Krasinski. And hold eagle pose for eternity if it were, say, Randy Jackson (that’s just not a’ight).
You’ll want to smear Spread’s spreads on everything. The couture version of peanut butter, the incredible spreadables begin with a base of either peanuts or almonds, but it’s the mix-ins that make them scrum.
With more than 40 different varieties, flavors run the gamut from Cookies & Cream Peanut, Dark Chocolate Lavender Peanut, and Rose Salted Basil Peanut to White Chocolate Espresso Almond, Milk Chocolate Cherry Almond, and Butterscotch Almond.
Each four-ounce jar is handcrafted, and due to high demand, they can get a little backed up at times.
But you know all about spreading yourself too thin.
Available online at spreadtherestaurant.com.
Mari Tuttle Mari's Brownies
Mari Tuttle has merged her love of design and food with her beautifully packaged and amazingly delicious brownies. Available in unique flavors like Thai Coffee and Caramel Sea Salt, these bites are worth every last calorie. Read more
You always say you’ll have just one bite (riiiiight).
The next thing you know, you’ve taken down a cookie the size of your head.
Exercise portion control with Mari’s delectable two-bite indulgences. Made from scratch out of premium ingredients, the brownies satisfy the sweet tooth and prevent you from pigging out.
The flavors are to die: caramel sea salt, Thai coffee, heat (with smoky ancho and chipotle peppers), and coconut, as well as seasonal varieties like cranberry cognac and gingerbread. Each beautiful baton box comes with six individually wrapped treats in the flavor of your choice. Don’t even think about unwrapping a second morsel in a single sitting.
We know: Reality bites.
Available online at marisny.com.
John and Brendan Ready Catch a Piece of Maine
Brothers John and Brendan Ready grew up working on their uncle's lobster boat, so it makes sense that they would carry on the family tradition with Catch a Piece of Maine -- a business that connects consumers and lobstermen by selling ownership of lobster traps for a year's time. Read more
Who’s the Man?
2008 Father’s Day Gift Guide
Reward your babydaddy with something that will show off his best attribute.
The Way to a Man’s Heart
Is through his belly, of course. Thrill Pops and support the Gulf of Maine Research Institute with a lobster trap. He’ll reap benefits from it all year long in the form of delicious sea delicacies. This mussel pot will just enhance the fun. If he prefers turf over surf, let him concoct a meat lover’s delight with the Mario Batali Pizza Set, which makes it easy as pie (pun intended).
Get an Arm and Leg Up
Those crazy Cordarounds kids have done it again with Suckerlab, their quirky take on preppy seersucker pants. He’ll be the best-dressed dude on the green in a Reine et Roi windbreaker. If he’s been extra extra good (or you’ve been extra bad), wow Pop Pops with a custom bowling lane built in his house.
His favorite part of the day is when he puts the ice in the tumbler and pours himself a stiff drink. Let him stash his poison in fancy monogrammed decanters. If he’s an on-the-go dude, gift him a notebook grill so he can stuff his face no matter where he is.
He’s a penny pincher. Thankfully, your guests will never know it if he has a Gray Kangaroo, a genius contraption that filters out particulate matter and harmful toxins in cheap booze, leaving delicious, filtered vodka, whiskey, rum, and tequila that tastes like the spenny stuff. Let him at least pinch in style with a Comme des Garçons wallet. If he’s a baseball fanatic, let his fingers do the talking with a pen made from salvaged wooden stadium seats from his favorite team’s ballpark.
He’s not afraid to get his hands dirty. He’ll be like a pig in shit with the Wing-It deep fryer, which allows him to make his own buffalo wings. (He’ll also no longer have an excuse to go to Hooters but keep that to yourself.) Dad will happily take out the garbage if it means he gets to rattle off Star Wars quotes as he empties this R2-D2 trash can. Or keep his hands busy paddling a kayak.
Ring His Neck
Oh, not really. But he’ll be the most dapper dad in all the land in an Alexander Olch tie.
Eyes Wide Open
They’re the window to his soul. The ornithologist in him will love this window birdhouse. Appease his biggest fantasy with Liveboard, a wireless gadget that displays every baseball game’s scores and batter’s count in real time via wireless Bluetooth technology.
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