Sometimes finding the perfect gifts for the loved ones on your list can be a challenge. Here’s what we hope to find under our tree this holiday season! Don’t forget to support your local businesses whenever you can. Letterpress Gift Certificates for The National Antique letterpress gift certificates made just for the holidays, pressed by our friend Margot La Martina Olive Oil This is our favorite olive oil, grown and pressed in Chile. For stocking stuffers, a 250mL bottle {$8}, or for the avid home cook, a 5 liter bottle {$50}, both available for purchase at The National A New Turn in The South Hugh Acheson’s stunning cookbook, making Southern cooking accesible and modern for the home cook. Autographed copies available at The National {$35} or at Avid Bookshop. Holiday Baked Goods Made by Kirsten Bradford, these pies, cheesecakes and cookies make the holidays a little sweeter. Order 48 hours in advance and pick-up from The National. Click here for a full list. Athens Locally Grown Annual Membership Unlike your typical CSA, with Athens Locally Grown you get to order what you want, in the quantities that you want, from the farms that you want with the purchase of an annual household fee {$25}. Rishi Teas and the Tsuki Teapot Organic, fair-trade teas brewed with the teapot we use at The National. The teapot is specially crafted for brewing loose tea. Maldon Sea Salt Of all the specialty salts available out there, nothing beats Maldon salt from England. The giant crystals resemble snow flakes, and provide just the right note of salinity. Sherry Vinegar This vinegar is the base of many vinaigrettes and sauces at The National. I like the deep, complex flavors, sometimes a little nutty and sweet. It’s not easy to find, and good ones aren’t cheap. Invest in a nice bottle, a few drops along with good quality olive oil turn a simple green salad into something very special. Home Made I’ve really been enjoying the new cookbook “Home Made” from the Dutch chef Yvette van Boven. She runs a cafe specializing in breakfast & lunch, and a catering company. Her food is exciting and comforting all at once. Great photographs and diagrams make the recipes approachable and do-able. Her blog is an inspiration and it’s in English (in case you don’t speak Dutch): http://www.yvettevanboven.com.

Sometimes finding the perfect gifts for the loved ones on your list can be a challenge. Here’s what we hope to find under our tree this holiday season! Don’t forget to support your local businesses whenever you can.

Letterpress Gift Certificates for The National
Antique letterpress gift certificates made just for the holidays, pressed by our friend Margot

La Martina Olive Oil
This is our favorite olive oil, grown and pressed in Chile. For stocking stuffers, a 250mL bottle {$8}, or for the avid home cook, a 5 liter bottle {$50}, both available for purchase at The National

A New Turn in The South
Hugh Acheson’s stunning cookbook, making Southern cooking accesible and modern for the home cook. Autographed copies available at The National {$35} or at Avid Bookshop.

Holiday Baked Goods

Made by Kirsten Bradford, these pies, cheesecakes and cookies make the holidays a little sweeter. Order 48 hours in advance and pick-up from The National. Click here for a full list.

Athens Locally Grown Annual Membership
Unlike your typical CSA, with Athens Locally Grown you get to order what you want, in the quantities that you want, from the farms that you want with the purchase of an annual household fee {$25}.

Rishi Teas and the Tsuki Teapot
Organic, fair-trade teas brewed with the teapot we use at The National. The teapot is specially crafted for brewing loose tea.

Maldon Sea Salt
Of all the specialty salts available out there, nothing beats Maldon salt from England. The giant crystals resemble snow flakes, and provide just the right note of salinity.

Sherry Vinegar
This vinegar is the base of many vinaigrettes and sauces at The National. I like the deep, complex flavors, sometimes a little nutty and sweet. It’s not easy to find, and good ones aren’t cheap. Invest in a nice bottle, a few drops along with good quality olive oil turn a simple green salad into something very special.

Home Made
I’ve really been enjoying the new cookbook “Home Made” from the Dutch chef Yvette van Boven. She runs a cafe specializing in breakfast & lunch, and a catering company. Her food is exciting and comforting all at once. Great photographs and diagrams make the recipes approachable and do-able. Her blog is an inspiration and it’s in English (in case you don’t speak Dutch): http://www.yvettevanboven.com.