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wasabigelatine’s 2013 holiday gift guide

My husband likes to amuse himself by sending me clickbait-style texts on his way home from work: “This Cabbie Knows How To Save the Day — But Will It Cost Him His Life?” I’m a bit behind updating this blog, so in the spirit of playing catch up and because my favorite finds this year [...]

wasabigelatine’s 2011 holiday gift guide

Bright stars on coasters and boxes of toffee Soap for your mittens and booze for your coffee Cookbooks with cuisine so mindboggling These are a few of my favorite things this year!   Isn’t it more fun to give out handwritten recipe cards rather than clicking the “send to a friend” button? Rifle Paper Co. [...]

wasabigelatine’s 2009 holiday gift guide

This year, it’s twenty items for $20 or under. Enjoy! Honey and honey mustard gift set – $12, Chicago Honey Co-op.  Located on Chicago’s West Side, Chicago Honey Co-op practices sustainable beekeeping and honey production while providing jobs for the city’s underemployed. This gift set is a great way to sample their products and support [...]

wasabigelatine’s 2008 holiday gift guide

…because it’ll be Christmas before you know it. These exquisite animal shot glasses are a far cry from the college logo-emblazoned ones we’re all too familiar with. They’re made of black glass and pewter and are designed to balance on their noses or horns when filled with your beverage of choice. Head side up, they [...]

Consider the Lobster

Literary phenom David Foster Wallace passed away this weekend, an apparent suicide and a great loss to American fiction. Reading his work is like being offered a glimpse into the mind of a mad genius — complex, overwrought, brilliant, disturbing, raw, wickedly funny. His 2004 essay for Gourmet magazine, “Consider the Lobster” — a sly [...]