Nationwide Food Section Roundup: Sweet Gifts

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Sweets rule in newspaper food sections all over the country this week. Food gifts and cookie contests – they’re everywhere!

Planning to bake and mail cookies this holiday season? The Washington Times has tips on choosing and mailing cookies so they arrive fresh and delicious. They have a roundup of gifts for wine-lovers that include non-wine ideas like decanters, books, cheese, and foil cutters.

They also suggest potato pancakes for meals throughout the holiday season – not just during Hanukkah – and Mollie Katzen offers a recipe for slow-roasted Roma tomatoes.

PLUS… Click for more from Anchorage, Baltimore, and Portland.

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There is a worldwide shortage of hops and beer-makers in Anchorage, Alaska, are feeling the pinch, so expect to find maltier, less hoppy, beers there and at other micro-breweries around the country this year. Also in papers way up North, near the Pole: tips on finding fresh seafood, since this year’s catch has also been slow to trickle in. They also have an interesting story from Sacramento about wine-tasters putting their noses to heirloom tomatoes instead of Napa’s finest.

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In Baltimore, Maryland, there are some good ideas for homemade holiday gifts like Pretzel Snowmen and Cranberry Vinegar. They also have a step-by-step slideshow on How to Assemble a Gift Basket, as well as a feature on dates, desserts from Sherry Yard and Alice Medrich, and soft and chewy molasses treats.

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Portland, Oregon, joins the long line of local papers doing cookie contests and roundups in the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas. They focus on old-fashioned treats like Minty Chocolate Crinkles and Apricot Ginger Pinwheel Cookies. Their focus on the past extends into a fascinating piece on the personal recipe books (or receipt journals) kept by Western pioneer women.

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