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Mother’s Day Gift Idea Round-Up {or Just Delicious Things for Yourself}

Get creative this year! Instead of buying mom roses from the corner bodega at the last minute, plan ahead with these spectacularly lusty deals. There’s no better way to say I love you than with something she will savor.

BELLOCQ Tea — Evocative Artisanal Teas, Beautiful Packaging — 25% off + Free Shipping
Instead of roses:  A blend of organic lemongrass, organic lemon verbena, organic chamomile, organic lavender, organic rose petals, organic mint, organic sage, natural essence.

BELLOCQ Mother's Day Special

REMEDY QUARTERLY SUBSCRIPTION — Stories of Food + Recipes — 37% Off + Get Published!
 Instead of Hallmark:  Each issue of this small, sweet magazine is chock-full of tales, interviews, recipes, lovely illustration and typography all tied together with an evocative theme like Cravings, Stealing, or Adventure.

Remedy Quarterly All Issues

JUNE TAYLOR JAMS — Handmade Jams and Candies with Unique Flavors — 25% Off
Instead of a Potted Plant:  A Plant in a Jar. Conserves, Marmalades, Sugared Candies and Syrups fit for ice cream drizzling, Sodastream spritzing or really excellent mimosas. Flavors to drool over — Silver Lime & Rosemary, Strawberry Rhubarb Rose Geranium, Lisbon Lemon and Blood Orange —  you won’t find these anywhere else!

JuneTaylor Jams

CALIFORNIA OLIVE RANCH — Award-winning Olive Oil from Cali — 36% Off
Instead of Bubble Bath: Bathe in this duo of their best-selling varietals: the lively and fruity Arbequina and the robust and peppery Miller’s Blend.

California Olive Ranch

LA BOITE A EPICES — The spice blends Eric Ripert & Daniel Boulud Uses — 31% Off + Free Shipping
Instead of a Spicy Argument: These spice blends were created for the likes of top chefs around the world and now they are available for the home cook. With interesting blends such as N.11 Cancale — Fleur de Sel, Orange, Fennel or N.33 — MISHMISH crystallized honey, saffron, lemon, you don’t have to do much more to create perfectly flavored meal than sprinkle and pull out a pan. Use these on meat, veggies, eggs, in baking — the ideas are endless.

La Boite Spice Blends

CLUB W BOUTIQUE WINE CLUB — For the Perfect Dinner Party Wines — 50% Off + Free Shipping
Instead of Overpriced Veuve: Value Wines with a Story! Each bottle comes with a QR code that will show a brief video about the wine, flavor profile and suggested food pairings when scanned. Wines are hand-selected from boutique wine producers that you won’t find at the corner shop.

Club W Boutique Wines

Leave a comment — let me know when your mom thanks you! Happy Mother’s Day to all moms 

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Giveaway! Win the New Barefoot Contessa Cookbook How Easy Is That?

Ina Garten’s new cookbook Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That? has hit shelves and I’ve got an autographed copy to share with you! The focus of her new cookbook is creating simpler yet delicious meals with few ingredients that save time and stress in the kitchen — every now and then we all need a little help don’t we?

How To Win:

  1. Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite Ina Garten recipe is and why.
  2. For two additional entries: a) follow 8.ate@eight on twitter and b) tweet about the contest with a link to this post {be sure to reference @8ateATeight in your tweet and make note in your comment on my blog if your twitter name is different, so I can give you credit}
  3. For two more additional entries: a) follow 8.ate@eight on Facebook and b) post a link to this contest on FB

This contest will start November 1st, 2010 and end on November 5th, 2010 at 6pm EST. Winners will be chosen at random using Randomizer.org and will be announced the next day, only people in the United States  are eligible. Winners will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond with their mailing address or an alternate winner will be chosen.

How Easy Is That?!

Good Luck,


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Do This!: New York Times Cookbook Launch Party @ Chelsea Market

New York Times writers Amanda Hesser, of The Essential New York Times Cookbook and Melissa Clark, of In the Kitchen with A Good Appetite team up for a joint book launch event celebrating 20 of the city’s best chefs. Each chef will prepare delectable bite-size nibbles of their favorite New York Times recipe, while Sixpoint Craft Ales, Russ & Daughters, and Cienfuegos will quench your thirst with beer, egg creams, and good ol’ fashioned punch.

All proceeds  will benefit the Wellness In The Schools program, a New York City community based organization that works to improve the environment, nutrition, and fitness in NYC public schools.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 2nd, 7-9pm
Chelsea Market
How: Buy Tickets here {$50}

Who: Amanda Hesser
and Melissa Clark
Who Else: Read on!

Alex Raij * TXIKITO
April Bloomfield * THE BRESLIN
Bill Telepan * TELEPAN
Brian Bistrong * BRAEBURN
Bruce and Eric Bromberg * BLUE RIBBON SUSHI
Dan Barber * BLUE HILL
Dan Silverman * STANDARD GRILL
Dorie Greenspan * Author of “AROUND MY FRENCH TABLE”
Frank Castronovo & Frank Falcinelli * FRANKIES SPUNTINO
George Mendes * ALDEA
Karen Demasco * LOCANDA VERDE
Marc Murphy * LANDMARC
Michael Anthony * GRAMERCY TAVERN
Michael White * MAREA
Marco Canora * TERROIR
Sara Jenkins * PORCHETTA
Sisha Ortuzar * RIVERPARK
Zak Pelaccio * FATTY CRAB

BREAD by Amy’s Bread
CHEESE by Lucy’s Whey and Cellars at Jasper Hill
SNACKS by Martin’s Pretzels, Nuts + Nuts, & Food Should Taste Good
SWEETS by Valrhona Chocolate & Liddabit Sweets

BEER by Sixpoint Craft Ales
EGG CREAMS by Russ & Daughters
PUNCH by Cienfuegos

MEDIA SPONSOR by Edible Manhattan
BOOK SALES by Posman Books
MUSIC by Finger On The Pulse

Learn more on the event’s Facebook page and for more on Amanda’s book tour stops across the country, you can also follow The Essential New York Times Cookbook’s Facebook page.

What Else Is Happen’ @ Chelsea Market?
New York City Wine & Food Festival Kicked Off With Good Eats

NYC Best: Falafel @ Ruthy’s, Chelsea Market
Why Buy the Cow, When You Can Get the Milkshake for Free?
NYC Best: Take the Dull Out Of Cooking {Knives} with Samurai Sharpening @ Chelsea Market

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