Holiday local food gifts from Northern Michigan put all the flavor of our small towns under the tree. Collected from finest gourmet shops in Traverse City, Interlochen, Beulah, Alden, Frankfort and Manistee, Michigan these holiday local food gifts from Northern Michigan can be enjoyed all year long.
Hand thrown popcorn bowl outfitted with a wrist cutout, so ya’ never have to bend it, $25. By T.J. Clay, available at Studio North, Higgins Lake. 810.300.5351. Facebook.
Chocolate Raspberry Martini
Shake up your holidays with this festive drink that calls for Fustini’s Raspberry Balsamic, $15.95. Find the recipe on page 129 of Entertaining With Fustini’s, $24.95. Fustini’s, Traverse City. 231.944.1145, fustinis.com.
Salt (And Pepper) Of The Earth
Beautiful take on the traditional grinder: handcrafted by a former automotive engineer from multi-layered woods from all over the world. Made in Interlochen, Prices start at $180. 231.275.0017, g3studios.net.
Cottage Cook Cookbooks
Jim Voltz, retired petro-chemical engineer, Le Cordon Bleu graduate and Crystal Lake chef extraordinaire, has upped his Sunny Shores cookbook series to four volumes: Dinner on the Porch, Hors D’oeuvres on the Porch, Brunch on the Porch, Simple Meals. Find simple, excellent recipes and pithy anecdotes about the folks around Crystal Lake, $17.95 each. Crystal Crate and Cargo, Beulah. 231.882.5294, crystalcrate.com.
Stuff your foodie’s stocking with Garlic Pepper from Alden’s Mill House and tell him to get shaking, $4.99. ShopMyNorth.com.
Want to send The Glenwood restaurant aficionado in your life a winter survival kit? Check out the gift baskets from the Glenwood Market in Frankfort and Manistee. Gifts From the North shown here, $32. 231.887.4402, theglenwoodmarket.com.