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in The Savory Pantry

The Savory Pantry elves are in full swing in Hot Springs and Saratoga! We're filling beautiful baskets and totes with treats that will guarantee a smile on Christmas morning.

Just in: COOKIES!!! A festive holiday gift tin from The Shortbread House of Edinburgh is overflowing with an assortment of crisp, buttery handmade shortbread in flavors including original, stem ginger and chocolate chip. For those cookie lovers who prefer a bit of spice, try our traditional Belgian Speculoos. Eva Bellenger crafts these nostalgic cookies in her Berkley bakery from organic ingredients and flavored with warm spices of cinnamon, clove and cardamom. Finally, be sure to grab a bag of Savor cookies, a line of sophisticated, buttery shortbread cookies, each with an unexpected twist and flavor profile. These savory coin-size treasures are great for entertaining, each perfectly suited for pairing with a variety of cheese, wine, champagne and cocktails.

We are over the moon for our new selection of candles from KOBO. These pure soy candles are by and for those who are passionate for remarkable scents. Poured by hand by a husband-and-wife team in Schuylerville, NY, each KOBO candle is a gift so beautiful it needs not be wrapped! Both stores are stocked with a fragrant selection...

Need help with your holiday bird? Try our recipe from Vermont's Wood Cider Mill for Boiled Cider Glazed Turkey. Boiled Cider magically captures the intense, robust flavor of just-picked apples. Fresh apple cider is reduced to 1/7th of its original volume, providing intensity and depth of flavor. Often called "apple molasses", this versatile syrup you'll enjoy experimenting with, both in the kitchen and at the bar!

Finally, for shopping with ease, check out our Holiday Gift Guide... you're sure to find something delicious for everyone on your list. And, if you are lucky enough to find yourself in Hot Springs or Saratoga, come in for a cup of warm cider and some holiday cheer.

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André Kreft bakes unconventional works of art for your mouth in the form of small, circular shortbread cookies. For this visual artist turned food artisan, every bite one takes should be a savored celebration. He dares to combine and create buttery bites like Moka Ginger Savory Shortbread with Smoked Black Pepper; Savor Coconut Ginger; and Nicasia Rosemary, Lemon & Smoked Salt. Kreft’s little never-too-sweet rounds of delight combine tantalizing flavors inspired by place and by phenomenon.

Kreft’s family moved from France to Waterbury, Connecticut, where he grew up a part of an immigrant community. His romantic childhood memories included gathering mussels on the coast in the winter for snowy beach picnics, during which his parents would spiritually connect to their friends and family still across the ocean. From his parents and personal experience, he gleaned that life shouldn’t be wasted focusing on trivial matters, dwelling on the past, or awaiting an uncertain future—that now is what we have. Kreft embraces food as an essential part of celebrating the moment.

Order a bag of these tiny treasures today, and the corners of your mouth can’t help but turn up, knowing that their tastes and their meaning stretches far beyond the coin of shortbread melting inside. To learn more about André Kreft and Savor Cookies, read our “Meet the Maker” interview with him on our Taste.Savor.Share Blog.

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