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Edible Gift

With the holidays (and the Holiday iPad app!) just around the corner, we're all starting to get a good dose of that holiday cheer.

Our ever-cheerful community has come up with the brilliant idea of a Food52 Secret Santa -- that's right, a cross-country gift exchange, Food52-user to Food52-user.

Sign up by November 25th here, and check out some edible gift ideas to start preparing! 

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almost 3 years ago Bevi

Can you use the photos we posted on the Secret Santa hotline posting? Some of us took photos and listed what we received.

Phoenix

almost 3 years ago Phoenix Helix

Also, Enbe (the secret swap organizer) asked us to send the photos to her, as she was planning on combining them into a post. Can you please coordinate with her to get copies of the photos? I didn't keep copies on my computer, after sending mine to her.

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

I just received my box (and took a photo to send to enbe!) My Secret Santa is a mystery - I can gather her first name and where she's from, but thats it! I got homemade strawberry-rhubarb jam, homemade spicy catsup, and homemade 'moose piss' aka meyer limoncello! Awesome! Thank you, Secret Santa!!!

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about 3 years ago Ms. T

I received the most delightful box of goodies from Summer of Eggplant! Southern comfort in a box: candied figs, pound cake, smoked trout pate and stone ground grits, with a custom spice blend for shrimp and instructions on how to make shrimp and grits. Each with a lovely story--my favorite was about Uncle Jimmy and his fig tree. So thoughtful and fun :)

I just put the box in the mail for my recipient today and only hope that it generates even a fraction of the delight that my Secret Santa achieved. You set the bar high, Summer of Eggplant!

Thanks for organizing, enbe. What a fun way to get into the holiday spirit.

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about 3 years ago Panfusine

YAAY!! Just got my lovely red secret Santa box, , Thanks so much Jennie (from www.jenniecreates.com . not sure what your food52 handle is, ), Waiting to tuck in!

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about 3 years ago Panfusine

Thanks so much for the delightful mint chocolate cookies Jenny , My son & I just LOVE them. (although I think I should save some for the other half!)

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about 3 years ago Jodibarnett

Help! I lost the contact info for the recipient of my gift. I feel terrible!!! How can I get this info again?

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Email or message enbe.

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about 3 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

I want to be a Secret Santa!

Noelle2

about 3 years ago enbe

Thanks everyone for the support and kind words! Seriously you all are so sweet :)

Just an update: we're up to 104 people!

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Wow! That's amazing. I can't wait until the 25th. I feel like a kid at Christmas!

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about 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I agree! I'm really stoked about this!!!

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about 3 years ago eatboutique

I'm in!! I love edible gift swaps. :-)

Noelle2

about 3 years ago enbe

@ Kitchen Butterfly: I added an addendum for international participants if you are still interested!
@ Lazychef: see my failed attempts at responding to your question below. Still getting used to this new format!

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about 3 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

I've tried sending jams and cookies internationally and have had terrible luck - they've never reached their intended destination. (Mexico, France) No problem with the UK.

Noelle2

about 3 years ago enbe

I had plenty of cookies shipped to me in the UK while I lived there and they got there fine (stale, but fine). I haven't had any experience outside of the UK/US. I think it'd be appropriate to be somewhat skeptical, unfortunately.

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about 3 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

I've received from Germany (late but received) would love an international Secret Santa if you want someone to try it out.

Noelle2

about 3 years ago enbe

Oops that was supposed to be a reply to you, see my comment above!

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about 3 years ago enbe

I've had a few people add requests about early shipments on the form (in the address or dietary needs section) and I don't think it will be a problem for most gifters since this information will be sent along to them shortly after November 25th. Just add a "pretty please" ;)

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about 3 years ago Louisa

I'm in!

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about 3 years ago lazychef

This is such a great idea. I'm totally in. Would it be possible to request a slightly adjusted send date? I'll be out of town at the beginning of December and hate to think of a box of deliciousness languishing on my doorstep...

(sorry if this is a duplicate post, just got the old error message and wanted to be sure I posted!)

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about 3 years ago lazychef

This is such a great idea. I'm totally in. Would it be possible to request a slightly adjusted send date? I'll be out of town at the beginning of December and hate to think of a box of deliciousness languishing on my doorstep...

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

There are some that live outside of the states, and can and are willing to send to other parts of the world. You should sign up KB it would be so nice to participate all the way from Nigeria,

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about 3 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

A real fantastic idea. If I lived in the States (and could take part), I would look forward to jams and cookies....the most! Sigh. Great idea

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about 3 years ago beyondcelery

Spectacular idea!

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about 3 years ago Ms. T

Love it--I'm in!

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about 3 years ago Ms. T

What fun--I'm in!

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about 3 years ago calendargirl

Enbe, this is brilliant. I just signed up, what fun!

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about 3 years ago calendargirl

Enbe, this is brilliant. I just signed up, what fun!

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about 3 years ago calendargirl

Enbe, this is brilliant. I just signed up, what fun!

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about 3 years ago calendargirl

Enbe, this is brilliant. I just signed up, what fun!

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about 3 years ago KateSmith

Great Idea! I'm looking forward to it!

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about 3 years ago em-i-lis

Emily is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Love it! I'm in too!

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about 3 years ago garlic&lemon

This is SUCH a great idea! I'm already planning my goodie box.

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about 3 years ago SKK

Enbe- you are so great to have created this! Can't wait!

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about 3 years ago SKK

Way to go, Enbe! Love, love, love you thought this up. In and done.

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about 3 years ago SKK

Enbe - look what you have generated! This is going to be so great!!!

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about 3 years ago wssmom

Enbe is the BEST for starting this!!! Was in on the original; still in!!

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about 3 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

Fun fun fun. I am so in.

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about 3 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

Fun fun fun. I am so in.

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I joined up on the original post, count me in. This is such a great idea. Thank you enbe and editors for featuring this.

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Three cheers for enbe for the Best Idea Ever! Here's the original Foodpickle thread, http://www.food52.com/foodpickle... in case you were wondering.

Noelle2

about 3 years ago enbe

Thanks so much for featuring this! Our numbers have more than doubled already since this post and I hope the trend with continue :)

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about 3 years ago Waverly

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about 3 years ago Waverly

What an excellent idea. I would love to join in!

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about 3 years ago Waverly

What an excellent idea. I would love to join in!

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about 3 years ago Rohwyn

I'm brand new here, but I love this idea. I'm in. :)

(I keep getting error messages when I try to comment. *fingers crossed*)

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about 3 years ago Panfusine

Enbe... Hats off for coming up with this fabulous idea, Count me in

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about 3 years ago Rohwyn

I'm brand new here, but I love this idea! I'm in. :)

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about 3 years ago Panfusine

Count me in !

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about 3 years ago Panfusine

I'm in!!

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about 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I just read up on it, and what a great, great idea!!!

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about 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I love this!! I have no idea how this will work as I missed the thread on it where the idea was birthed, but I'm in!!!

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about 3 years ago Niknud

Enbe is awesome for arranging this - I am super excited. One more way to get involved with the community! Plus, any excuse to bake MORE delicous yummies during the holidays....

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about 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

How fun! I am IN!!!

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about 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

What fun! I am IN!

Phoenix

about 3 years ago Phoenix Helix

I'm so glad you featured this on your blog! Helen, if you click the link to sign up, you'll find the details of how it all works. Enbe (the Food52 member who started the event) is an organizational queen.

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Yay! I'm glad this popped up in the blog. I love it!

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about 3 years ago Helen's All Night Diner

Sounds like fun, count me in! How will it work?

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about 3 years ago Helen's All Night Diner

Sounds like fun, count me in! How will it work?

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about 3 years ago Bevi

Yay! Virtual Secret Santa with real life goodies!