Sometimes little luxuries are the best. Consider these stocking stuffers for the food lovers on your Christmas list compiled by Virginia Wade, Austin Chronicle food writer.
Goat's Milk Caramel from Antonelli's Cheese Shop (4220 Duval). From Blue Heron Farm near Waller, try their cajeta plain or the bourbon-flavored over ice cream or pound cake, or as a dipping sauce for crisp, crunchy apple slices. Also look for the Original Goat's Milk Caramel and Salted Bourbon Goat's Milk Caramel from Fat Toad Farm (www.fattoadfarm.com) in Vermont.
Seasonal jams and citrus salts by Stephanie McClenny of Confituras.
Chocolate by Cocoa Puro Kakawa Cocoa Beans are roasted whole beans tossed in white, milk and dark chocolate and dusted with cocoa. Get a 12-ounce bag for $28 and 2-ounce elf bags (perfect for stockings) for $7 at the Downtown Farmers' Market on Saturday, Dec. 22.
And if you're looking for kitchen gadgets, have a look at the list I developed last year. Cooks love us some toys!