Among the fifty-some local food artisans I talked with in 2012, there were some real standouts, products I purchase again for myself and as gifts. Some of them are straight-out-of-the-package delicious, while others play a shining supporting role in preparing other foods, but they're all pretty spectacular.
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The city's food artisans offer up myriad products to help you through the holidays, whatever your particular needs may be. Here's a guide to just some of the locally made specialty foods to help set your Thanksgiving table.
Charlie Wekselbaum got into charcuterie at first because, he says, he was "fascinated by how a piece of meat—something so prone to spoilage—does the opposite of spoiling with proper control and salt."