Carol Cuasay Tagle makes these divine jars of tomato confit, full of a concentrated sweetness balanced by salty brine with garlic and olives. It makes a great condiment or a foundation ingredient for chicken, fish and meat dishes. Whip up an easy and spectacular pasta sauce. Serve it with bruschetta or toss it into your salads. They’re the perfect gift for foodies. @cc_table also makes All Natural Hummus, Three Cheese Pimiento, and other bottled delights. Order from @cc_table on Instagram.
These sustainable, artisanal-quality vinegars are some of the new deli products of Chef Chele Gonzalez in his new online outlet, @delibychele. Finely balanced with delightful variations such as Pineapple & Cloves Vinegar, Cacao Vinegar, and Jackfruit Vinegar, these will bring interesting flavor notes when used as condiment or as a cooking ingredient. Browse through @delibychele to see the new products, all of which carry Chef Chele’s stamp which means: everything is beautifully made, exceptional in taste and quality, and supporting the chef’s value for artisanship, local ingredients and sustainability. Please order online at www.delibychele.com, or send a DM to @delibychele on Instagram.
Give a luxury that has fallen into obscurity, a.k.a. caviar. Kaviari is a French brand famed for its delicately salted Baeri, Oscietre and Beluga caviars from farmed sturgeon raised in France. Chefs around the world have praised this caviar for its fine flavor and farming process. Available in various sizes. Order online from doughandgrocer.com/christmas, or send a DM to @doughandgrocer on Instagram.
Ading’s Gourmet Tuyo, Gourmet Finds by Domesticity
Made following a vintage family recipe, this gourmet tuyo has only olives and capers, with no added preservatives. It is unbelievably bold in flavor, with a blend of garlic, vinegar and olive oil, and quite addicting. Spoon over hot rice, use it in pasta sauce with cherry tomatoes, serve with crostini. Namit guid! Order online at www.adingsgourmetkitchen.com or mydomesticity.com/gourmetfinds, and follow @adingsgourmetkitchen on Instagram. You can find other Negrense delicacies at @gourmetfindsbydomesticity on Instagram.
Imagine three kinds of cheese melted then baked into thin, crispy wafers with a lovely mild spicy, savory flavor. They’re packed into a tin that can be stashed in any handy place (the bottom of my work desk drawer sounds like a good place). All you need to do is to open the lid and indulge with a glass of wine. They make great crunchy salad toppings too. Order from @huezastbc on Instagram.
If you love burrata, then you’ll adore trufflata, which is burrata stuffed with truffled cream cheese. It’s luxuriously creamy and gooey in one fragrant, nifty pouch. a collaboration between @lapetitefromagerie and @ginosbrickovenpizza, this is one delectable treat not to miss. Order online from www.lapetitefromagerie.com or send a DM to @lapetitefromagerie on Instagram.
Bicol has some of the most delicious dishes in the country, and if you don’t have a true blue Bicolano cooking for you, order a few bottles of Que Rica’s bottled delights. We love this sinantolan, a duo of sour and spicy notes that pairs wonderfully with fried or grilled fish. It’s made in batches by women in the town of Gainza in Camarines Sur. Check out the rest of @querica.ph’s product line for more Bicol flavors. Order from @querica.ph on Instagram or via Foodpanda.
Lori Baltazar became famous for her pioneering blog, Dessert Comes First, which she retired in 2013. Lori’s back in the food scene in a new fashion, as an artisanal jam maker. Her beautiful jewel-toned, fruit-forward jams come in exquisite flavors like Blueberry Bergamot, Fig Balsamic, and Raspberry Lemon. They’re made in small batches — hence the name — without pectin or preservatives. Bursting with flavor, they’re wonderful with breads, or put a few dollops on ice cream. Order through (0917) 855-3786 through text, Viber or WhatsApp. Follow @smallpanjamsph on Instagram.
Believe me, there is nothing ordinary about this cheese pimiento. It’s rich yet balanced, with delightful sweet, salty, cheesy notes. You can eat an entire bottle all by yourself — it’s that good. It’s creamy yet still spreadable, and so friendly to my wallet. Definitely on a great gift option. Order from @somunchgoodness on Instagram.
The best stocking stuffer is a little piece of paper that tells you you're the lucky recipient of a cheese subscription box (good for 3, 6 or 12-month subscription) from La Petite Fromagerie. Imagine the giddy anticipation of awaiting each box. What's inside? California, French, Italian, even Alpine cheeses? Will they be made with sheep's milk, cow or goat? Will the flavors be milky and nutty or sharp and grassy? Every box is delicious adventure. Order online from www.lapetitefromagerie.com or DM @lapetitefromagerie on Instagram.
Respected Chef Jun Jun de Guzman makes only 60 bottles of Truffle Honey Mélange a week, making this one of the most treasured, hard-to-find treats that any foodie worthy of the name will want. A beautiful medley of nuts and fruits, it’s sweet and earthy, and pairs with cheese crisps he makes out of puff pastry. You will crave this, you will need to open a bottle of wine. Order from @chefielise on Instagram.
Everyone craves chips every now and then, but @creamycatering’s gourmet homemade potato chips evoke a powerful craving like no other. Available in three flavors: classic, truffle, and white cheddar, these are go well with their aioli dip. Gift this to that friend who loves to unwind with a Netflix marathon, snuggled with a bottle of wine and a snack that you can scarf down like a kid, but tailored for the sophisticated palate of an adult. To order, DM @creamycatering on Instagram, or call (0917) 880-0203, (0925) 580-0203.
Made with “artisanal Spanish chorizo, a creamy blend of cheeses, and flavored with the savory sweetness of caramelized onions,” does that not sound utterly irresistible? We confess, we’ve always wanted access to the home kitchen of this famous food writer, and finally we can enjoy her home specialties. Check out her homemade chili and beef tapa, while you’re at it. Order from @goodvibeshomekitchen on Instagram, or message (0917) 537-9474.
We love all the nut butter flavors from @maddabt. Just reading the flavors out loud will make you hungry: Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter, Maple Cinnamon Almond Butter, Cacao Hazelnut Butter Crunch, and others. These premium flavored nut butters are all natural, vegan, gluten-free, and homemade in small batches. Order from @maddabt_ on Instagram.
For the friend who misses day trips to the southern Luzon provinces where it’s easy to pick up the local kesong puti, you can now order a bottle of kesong puti spread made from carabao’s milk sourced from Lumban, Laguna. Pack in a little basket with pandesal and tableya, for the perfect customized gift set. Check out @shopprobinsyana for more provincial delicacies. To order, send them a DM.
If you love the taste of ensaymada, just imagine all those yummy flavors in a spread. Pair with sourdough bread, with crackers, on fruit, with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee. This is a one-of-a-kind gift for the person who has everything. Order from @micasdecadentkitchen on Instagram.
This decadent chicken liver mousse is finished with brandy, puréed till extra-smooth, then topped with homemade guava jam. Spread on toast for breakfast. Dab on crackers for an evening snack with a cocktail. Order several bottles, because one will never be enough. Order online at www.mrdelicious.ph
Well, technically this won’t fit into a Christmas stocking, but who wouldn’t enjoy these limited edition snack boxes? They make the perfect Christmas gifts, filled with candied almonds, pretzels, dark and white chocolate bonbons, and delicate macarons. So picture perfect and delicious. Order online at store.nakedpatisserie.com, viber (0945) 468-5141, (0965) 139-6609, or email firstname.lastname@example.org