If you’re heading out in the next few days to track down one more perfect holiday gift, we’ve got a few ideas. From the avid cook to the amateur bartender, this city is a veritable treasure chest of edible gifts. Here are a few:
1. Edible Brooklyn photo editor Vicky Wasik teamed up with a group of friends to make a cookbook filled with recipes from the small businesses that make up Red Hook’s unique neighborhood. “A lot of beloved restaurants, bars, and businesses are still closed due to damage done by Hurricane Sandy, and we wanted to help out,” she writes. The e-book, available for download at All Hands on Deck, is $15 and features several of Wasik’s gorgeous photos. All proceeds are going directly to ReStore Red Hook.
2. We love Punk Domestic’s roundup of the best DIY food books of 2012, including The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Katz and The Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook
3. Local booze! This is far from a comprehensive list, but here are a few we love: Brooklyn Distilling, Breuckelen Distilling, New York Distilling Company and Kings County Distillery.