Creating Your Own Food Hamper
So you’re thinking of creating your own food hampers? Ideal. All you need is a good stout hamper (basket for us in the US) , some idea of what your recipient likes – and of course the suppliers to source all the food, pickles and wine you’ll be putting in there!
The art of creating a food hamper is a little like the art of making a great sandwich. Less is more, unless you’re going for an all out luxury feast in a box type of thing. I’d say three major highlights – so for example you could use a fine mature cheddar truckle, some wonderful Merlot and a really decadent pickle as the highlights of simple food hampers, with some oat cakes thrown in as embellishment.
What I mean is, food hampers work best when they have a focus. The drink should be selected to go with the predominant food in the hamper. And you should choose accoutrements that work well with the overall theme.
Theme your food hampers by thinking about occasions. For example – a celebration hamper should have champagne in it, so think about what goes well with champagne. Light foods, which allow the bubbles room to stand on their own as the centrepiece of your gift.
With champagne in food hampers, I’d suggest something like a smoked salmon terrine, some caviar and perhaps light salted crackers. That way you get the luxury you want from celebration food hampers without having to worry that the food in there is weighing down the champagne.
Of course if you’re creating your own food hampers then really you are only limited by imagination and stock. What about haggis, whisky and oat cakes? That would be a wonderful treat for a Scottish friend or loved one – or indeed anyone with a taste for the finer drinks in life!
Author Bio: James is associated with various bakers and confectioners related companies as their freelance and staff writer. He excels in writing articles related to hampers, gift hampers, food hampers, christmas hampers etc.