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Online Gourmet Food Resources

Nowadays it’s possible to find all kinds of international and gourmet ingredients in regular grocery stores. Some of these products, like sushi rice or Thai red curry sauce, are fairly inexpensive. Others cost more but are occasionally worth it for an extra special occasion.

However, sometimes your inner gourmet screams out for something decadent, unusual, or just plain out of season. Here are a few great online resources to silence those screams.

Cajungrocer.com offers more than just Cajun seasoning. You can add lots of Cajun spice to your life and your meals at this website. They have live crawfish, crawfish tails, crawfish pots and spices, and more.

Do you have a taste for a Cajun turkey, already cooked? Perhaps you want to try the infamous Turducken, which is a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a hen, which is then stuffed with your choice of spicy dressing in between each layer. There are tons of good deals and spicy foods available at Cajungrocer.com. Laissez les bons temps roulez!

Zabars.com has everything from “real” bagels for the displaced New Yorker to cheeses, meats, caviar, foie gras and much more for every gourmand. Zabar’s also sells their own gourmet roasted coffees and teas selected from around the world.

Create your own delicious Sunday brunch with a selection of their smoked salmon, bagels and breads, deli meats, fresh and aged cheeses, knishes, freshly baked coffee cakes and rugelach, and anything else you could want. You can even order their homemade 1 lb. sliced brisket for only $17.98! Zabar’s also makes superior gourmet gift baskets any time of year.

Napastyle.com is Michael Chiarello’s signature line of food and cooking products. The website is truly a delight for the foodie, although it can be fairly expensive. Aside from his delectable food products, such as Napastyle balsamic reduction or cambozola sauce, the website also sells wine glasses and wine accessories along with Michael’s own wines.

There is also some phenomenal copper cookware and enamel bakeware for sale. Investing in one or two really good quality pieces of cooking equipment, oils, vinegars, salts, or other products is really essential for the home cook. This website is a great place to steer your significant other when they ask, “What do you want for your birthday…Christmas…etc.?”

Hopefully these online gourmet resources will help sate your gourmet hunger for the good things in life. While most people can’t afford these indulgences often, it’s good to know they’re out there for the special occasions in life. Just remember though, that a cozy weekend with friends and family is the perfect time to indulge in a few bites of life’s little pleasures. Think ahead and stock up on a few gourmet goodies now.

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