Mail order for holiday partiesWhile the new Avenue Gourmet...


December 10, 1997|By Elizabeth Large

Mail order for holiday parties

While the new Avenue Gourmet sells mostly to restaurants and caterers, some of the lines imported from France would be great for holiday entertaining at home and are available by mail order. Two easy-to-prepare mixes are worth a try: a one-step mousse in flavors like cappuccino and apricot ($15 to serve 30 people) and a pommes dauphine mix that makes about 200 potato puffs ($15). Call 410-833-8213 to order.

Maryland seafood for out-of-towners

Celebrate Baltimore in Harborplace will have a crab-cake tasting Friday from noon to 2 p.m. The crab cakes, mailed frozen on dry ice, make a great gift for out-of-towners who love Maryland seafood. Six crab cakes are $45 plus delivery; a dozen are $85.

Recipes wanted

Smith & Hawken is looking for recipes for a community cookbook to be published in the spring of 1999. It's a garden store, so recipes should use at least some ingredient from the garden prominently. Include anecdotes, garden tips and lore with your recipe. Those whose recipes are published will get credit and a copy of the cookbook. Send your recipe, address and phone number to Recipes, Smith & Hawken, 117 E. Strawberry Drive, Mill Valley, Calif. 94941. (Part of the book's proceeds will go to charity.)

Tidbits welcomes food news and notes. Send to Tidbits, Attn.: Elizabeth Large, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278; fax to 410-783-2519; or e-mail to

Pub Date: 12/10/97

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