Valentine’s Day: Mantry

Mantry box of man-foody goodies

Is there Men’s food and Women’s food?

Does it matter, if the point is to share?

Super Chef is scouring the internet for Valentine’s Day gifts for foodies.

What about this fun idea for a gift that lasts all year long: Mantry.com. It is an American Artisan Food-of-the-Month Club. Think updated fruit-of-the-month with more choice.

A crate arrives at your Valentine’s every month filled with six full-size products that go together. Everything is hard-to-find culinary treats from small-batch producers. Your Valentine might get Alaskan birch syrup, Montana beef jerky, or Nebraska hot cake mix. The box comes with a manual and recipes so if your Valentine isn’t as handy in the kitchen as they’d like to be, they can learn what to do.

The folks at Mantry wouldn’t say what’s in store for next month, but here is a peak at what was in the box in a previous month:

Italian American Picnic
Spicy’n Sweet, Nonna’s Sweet Sauce
Gracious Gourmet Hatch Chili Pesto
Creminelli Tartufo Salami
Sfoglini Pasta Shop Handmade Cavatelli
Quinn Popcorn Parmesan & Rosemary Popcorn
Belle Chevre Tuscan Chevre

If you want more of one of the products, then Mantry will refer you to their producer’s websites. If you are a small-batch producer, then Mantry wants to hear from you.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

About Juliette Rossant

Juliette Rossant is an American author, journalist, and poet. Following publication of her book Super Chef (2004), she began an online magazine... (more)