Marcus Samuelsson's 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Food Lovers
The chef of Red Rooster restaurants in Harlem, N.Y. and London picks presents for the foodies in your life
Marcus Samuelsson's Gifts for Foodies
From small-batch gourmet jams and dynamite sauces to heavenly candles and gorgeous serving pieces, the chef has something deliciously perfect for everyone on your list.
Slow Jams Gourmet Jelly
"They’re small- batch jams with amazing flavors—like Tart Cherry, Rhubarb Ginger and Blueberry Lavender—handcrafted by Detroit Food Academy students,” says the chef.
Buy It! Slow Jams, $24 for 3 jars; smallbatchdetroit.com
Olivewood Salad Servers
Essiespice Essential Sauce Collection
“These make everything taste better. The TamarindOH! (tamarind, guava, ginger and vanilla) is great on chicken, ribs and even dessert.”
Buy It! Essiespice Signature Collection, $42 for 4; essiespice.com
A Culinary Journey
“My new cookbook is about documenting Black excellence in the American food journey.”
Buy It! The Rise by Marcus Samuelsson, $35; bookshop.org
Mama’s One Sauce
“I’m a fan of this sauce from the amazing Vy Higginsen! The spicy one brings heat to grilled veggies and barbecue.”
Buy It! Mama’s One Sauce, $7 each; at select Whole Foods stores or mamasonesauce.com
La Caravelle Blanc de Blancs Champagne
“My Harlem friend "Queen" Rita Jammet’s champagne just turned 60 years old and is perfect for any special occasion,” says Samuelsson.
Buy It! La Caravelle Blanc de Blancs Champagne, $40; harlemwinegallery.com
Floyd Cardoz Masalas
Harlem Candle Co.
"These candles smell so delicious and this one displays the Harlem speakeasies during the Harlem Renaissance."
Buy It! Harlem Candle Co. Savoy Luxury Candle; $60; harlemcandlecompany.com
In Bibi's Kitchen
"There are so many wonderful cookbooks from BIPOC authors," says Samuelsson. "In Bibi's Kitchen by Hawa Hassan is a great choice."
Buy It! In Bibi's Kitchen: The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers from the Eight African Countries That Touch the Indian Ocean by Hawa Hassan, $32; bookshop.org
Ethiopian Black Tea Blend
“This spiced organic blend is so delicious —it has notes of cinnamon and citrus. It’s a great way to start the day!”
Buy It! Ethiopian Black Tea Blend, $18; serengetiteas.com
Mafi Mafi Scarves
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