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Welcome to WFAEats — a fun adventure where we explore all things tasty and interesting in the Charlotte food scene. We want to share stories, recipes and culinary escapades and hear about yours!

The Gift Food Grinch, Revisited

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Gift food is rarely any sort of a gift, and sometimes barely qualifies as food,” a smug food writer once proclaimed, both on the radio and in print.

Fortunately, she learned her lesson not long after that. She admitted her Hanukkah hubris with a merry mea culpa in 2008.

Now, social media can help make us aware of artisanal foods and trends. Creative culinarians are baking bread, crafting condiments, and bringing forth books that show us how to appreciate and cook up our own tasty traditions.

With the holiday season upon us, WFAEats will be sharing the news of some of our favorite local discoveries. Whether it’s custom cupcakes, savory salts, or perfect pastries, stay tuned in the days ahead.

And try not to be a Grinch about it all. I’ll promise if you will.