Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Most Delicious Mail-Order Food Food + Drinks:

This months Details magazine features distinctive foods in America that can be shipped to your door.

The next time you order in, the delivery guy should be wearing a FedEx or UPS uniform. With just one day's notice, you can sample some of the country's best regional foods. All you have to do is heat and eat. After you devour buttery, handmade biscuits from Charleston, real-deal étouffée from Cajun country, and life-changing mac and cheese from Seattle, you might as well toss that stack of takeout menus—because it's going to be impossible to go back to those California rolls from down the street.

The distinction of having invented New Orleans' best-liked sandwich, the muffuletta, hasn't inspired this dusty grocery to remodel. Yet the demand for its sublime concoction—a jumbo sesame-seed-dotted roll loaded with salami, ham, mortadella, provolone, and olive salad—has motivated the shop to ship. And travel improves the sandwich: The briny olive condiment seeps into the bread yet magically doesn't turn it to mush. $12.95 each, plus shipping; 504-523-1620

Central Market has been a fixture in the French Quarter for nearly a century.
"Central Market has been a fixture in the French Quarter for nearly a century."
Michael Stern 

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Matt and Ted Lee have gained a reputation as Southern gentlemen who want to share their love of down-home food—both through their cookbooks (like The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook and their latest, Simple, Fresh, Southern) and their passionately curated mail-order venture, Lee Bros. Boiled Peanuts Catalog ( But the duo's good taste isn't limited to delights from Dixie—here, they've chosen their favorite epicurean deliverables from all over the U.S. of A.

Surryano Country Ham from the Edwards Family, Surry, Virginia
Made from Six-Spotted Berkshire pigs, this beautifully marbled, serrano-inspired ham is just as good eaten on its own as it is with biscuits or melon. (from $43,

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