Gifts from the Food52 Secret Swap

January 17, 2014

Every year, thanks to enbe's organization, we throw our annual Food52 Holiday Secret Swap. This year marked our third year of Holiday Secret Swapping -- and it was our biggest yet, with 192 participants from around the globe. Presents were unwrapped, cookies were eaten, and everyone's edible gifting skills got to shine. See below for some highlights pulled from our Secret Swap Tumblr page -- and thank you to all the participants for your thoughtfulness and generosity. 

mom2bigeyez to QueenSashy: Blueberry and lemon loaf, organic coffee, sour cherry drops, dried cherries, dark chocolate fudge, local honey and preserves, all wrapped in local maps and topped with a very local honey crisp apple. 

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CookinginVictoria to SamanthaAngela: Maple olive oil granola, spice brined pecans, rosemary caraway shortbread, chocolate from Denman Island, gourmet salt from Vancouver island, and limited edition tea honouring Victoria’s 150th anniversary.

Cynthia in Boston to jason.peno: Tomato Preserves and Edible Boston. 

Savorthis to Karey: A variety of local Denver goodies.

KaffeeAndKuchen to rpenovich: Chocolate shortbread cookies, homemade pickled carrots, and homemade Triple Berry Jam with Rhubarb.  

Assonata to Jen Pelka: Japanese snack bomb. 

Claire Sadeghzadeh to Tina Ma:  freshly roasted coffee beans and homemade yogurt molasses bread, all tied up with twine. 

Maria Altyeva to milehighlori: Peach jam from her mothers summer garden and homemade brown butter hazelnut chocolate chip cookies. Goat milk caramels, Lake Champlain chocolates, Kings Country beef jerky and Askinosie hot chocolate to cap it off. 

Bradley to foxeslovelemons: dried rosemary from her garden, homemade pickled onions and apple butter, knackebrod (Swedish crisp bread), Old Bay seasoning (of course!), Berger cookies (a Baltimore icon), za’atar from her Jordanian roommate and a CD from her housemates’s band. 

Addison Magness to Elliec: Stumptown coffee and Smith tea, caramel corn with bacon, chai spice snowballs, chocolate peppermint sables, pine nut brittle, pain d'epice soldiers and vegan, gluten-free banana bread. 

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MaryMaryCulinary January 18, 2014
I wasn't able to participate this year, and I really missed sending and getting that parcel in the mail. Maybe next year...
foxeslovelemons January 17, 2014
This was so, so much fun. Thanks enbe for all your hard work organizing!