For your present list: Good Ham, Memphis Flavor, and Frost.

December 17, 2015 - bbq set

“When we were a small girl, was it your dream to work with ham?”

Suzanne Bryan Sampietro of a Good Ham Company laughs and says no.

But, yes, beef is a family trade. Her grandfather founded a beef company, Bryan’s Market, in 1936. That business was sold, and about 3 years ago, Sampietro and her father started a Good Ham Company, that sells five-pound smoked, weak hams seasoned regulating an aged family recipe.

click to enlarge Good Ham’s good ham

  • Good Ham’s good ham

Hams were sole primarily by word-of-mouth, afterwards Good Ham got into a food uncover and afterwards a catalogue. They were picked adult by a distributor that got a ham into restaurants such as Aldo’s Pizza Pies.

Good Hams ($35) are accessible online during with giveaway smoothness in Memphis. The final day to sequence for a holidays is Friday, Dec 18th. The hams are sole during Buster’s as well.

Sampietro says a hams are flattering most a no-brainer: They’re precooked and have a prolonged shelf life (five to 7 days in a fridge; 6 to 8 weeks in a freezer). Plus, she says, “Even people who don’t like ham, adore it.”

JC Youngblood, manager of Central BBQ downtown, has what he calls a “cheat sheet.” The list, filled with restaurants and must-see points of interest, is printed out whenever tourists ask him where they should go next. It’s his approach of swelling a love.

Memphis Flavor, an online store Youngblood founded with a wordless partner, could be deliberate an prolongation of a list. The business sells grill salsas and spices, T-shirts, jewelry, jams, candy, cocktail mixers, books, and stickers — all sourced in a 901.

Products from Sache, Felicia Suzanne’s, Huey’s, Dinstuhl’s, a Rendezvous, Germantown Commissary, Crazy Good, Brother Juniper’s, The Cupboard, Makeda’s, and some-more are all sole on a Memphis Flavor site.

Memphis Flavors also offers present baskets. The 3Peat ($29.95) is a contingent of sauces, from a Rendezvous, Central BBQ, and Germantown Commissary. The Competition Set ($29.95) facilities grill salsas and spices from grill teams Killer Hogs and Victory Lane BBQ. Then there’s a Memphis Flavor Holiday Sampler ($79.95) with candy from Dinstuhl’s, prohibited salsa from Crazy Good, a bag of Makeda’s butter cookies, a jar of Flo’s, and grill salsas and spices.

“I suspicion it was a nut idea,” says Youngblood, recalling when he initial listened a representation for Memphis Flavor. “But afterwards we got to articulate about it … ” Youngblood is a face of a business; his partner handles a logistics. Initially, a suspicion was to concentration only on grill salsa and spices, though Youngblood suspicion they should enlarge a scope. He is meditative of expanding serve — charity vinyl records, perhaps, or maybe even starting a Birchbox-like monthly subscription service.

Need a present for those lost honeyed tooths (sweet teeth?) on your list? Don’t forget that goodies from Frost Bake Shop are now offering by Williams-Sonoma.

click to enlarge Frost’s strawberry cake

  • Frost’s strawberry cake

Pretty vanilla covering cakes, a Gooey Cookie Sampler, a decadent-looking pickled caramel cheesecake (plus pumpkin, classic, chocolate, lemon, and turtle), a colorful birthday cake, strawberry cake, chocolate silk mousse pie, solidified cookie mix — all can be had from a site. Of course, you’ll wish to sequence a small something for yourself too.

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