The Tastiest Auction of the Season
It’s that time of year!
HRN’s holiday auction is back and better than ever.
Wondering what to get the beloved food lovers in your life this holiday season? You’ve come to the right place.
Thanks to the HRN community, we’ve gathered the ultimate culinary gifts and experiences. Each and every lot is chock full of the most delicious offerings for gourmands, home cooks, entertainers and curious eaters.
The tastiest auction of the season opens on Monday, November 22nd at 9AM ET and closes on Monday, December 6th at 8PM ET.
Here are the lots HRN has in store for all of your holiday gifting needs:
#1 : Take Home Cooking to the Next Level with The Momofuku Super Starter Pack
Take your cooking to new delicious heights with the full range of Momofuku pantry products: Savory, Tingly and Spicy Seasoned Salts, Soy Sauce, Tamari, Two original Chili Crunches, Limited-edition Black Truffle Chili Crunch and Extra Spicy Chili Crunch. This pack will give you the tools to season, sauce, and spice up your favorite dishes. For this very special package, Momofuku is including in an engraved Chili Crunch spoon so you can scoop the perfect amount every time.
#2 : Virtual Biscuit Making Class with Chadwick Boyd
Chadwick Boyd is known as one of America’s preeminent biscuit makers. For more than 20 years, he has made hundreds of thousands of biscuits in kitchens all around the world, including with Chef Carla Hall on their international “Biscuit Time” tour. His biscuits are known for their creativity and have been featured in many publications, including Rachael Ray In Season, Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, and Food52. They also were on the cover of Food & Wine’s 2021 Thanksgiving issue. Join Chadwick for a fun, engaging 1-hour Virtual Biscuit Making Class where he will teach you his secrets for making beautiful, layered, golden brown biscuits.
#3 : Le Creuset 5-Piece Signature Cookware Set
This 5-piece Signature cookware set features Le Creuset's best selling enameled cast iron pots and pans, including their iconic Dutch oven and highly-rated signature skillet. Whether just starting to build your Le Creuset collection or adding to an existing collection, this set is the perfect place to start. It also makes an exceptional gift for weddings, showers, housewarming and for the person who loves to cook and entertain.
#4 : The Cowgirl Creamery Cheese Trio
Treat yourself to a taste of West Marin and Sonoma from Cowgirl Creamery. Their best-selling gift box includes a trio of their organic soft-ripened cheese: decadent, triple cream Mt Tam; versatile, aged Wagon Wheel; and their seasonal Devil's Gulch topped with dried chilies.
#5 : State of the Art At-Home Herbal Infusion from LĒVO
No matter your herb of choice, LĒVO II elevates herbal infusion for oils, butters, honeys and more by fully automating the process of drying, activating & infusing. The lucky winner of this lot will take home not only a LĒVO II infuser in the color of their choice, but also additional mixes and molds to try their hand at special infused sweets. This lot includes: - LĒVO II Herbal Infusion Machine (color of winner's choice) - 3 Adult Gummy Making Mixes - 2 Gummy & Candy Molds with Droppers & Lids
#6 : Twelve Naughty & Nice Ice Cream Pints, Delivered
Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Creamery is the only micro-creamery in the state of Missouri. Clementine's serves unique small-batch ice cream flavors, including boozy and vegan options. Clementine’s was founded in 2014 by CEO and Flavor Temptress Tamara Keefe. With Keefe's dedication to quality, Clementine's ice cream features an all-natural proprietary dairy base with the finest handpicked ingredients to churn up a decadent 16-18% butterfat ice cream. All of the dairy used in their creations is from local, grass-fed, pasture-raised, hormone and RBST-free cows. Clementine's creates crave-worthy flavors throughout the year and ships nationally in 4, 6 or 12-packs of pints.
#7 : Shacksbury Cider Speciality Release Bottles
Enjoy 3 speciality release bottles from the Shacksbury Cellar Club. These innovative special release ciders, hybrid wines and co-ferments are Shacksbury's passion projects, meant to blur the line between beverage categories. They are handpicked to highlight their barrel program, Lost Apple Project, creative collaborations and unique craft ingredients.
#8 : The Entertainers Gift Set
The Entertainer's Gift Set from Eatingtools includes a 4pc Counter Intuitive Appetizer Set, a Rhombus Steel Finger Bowl, and a Forged Steel Serving Spoon. Each is handcrafted by metal-artist and sculptor Stephen Fitz-Gerald in Northern California exclusively for Eatingtools.
#9 : Stay and Dine at Soho's Mercer Hotel and Mercer Kitchen for the Ultimate NYC Getaway
Spend one night in a courtyard room at The Mercer. Explore New York's vibrant Soho neighborhood, a short walk from some of the best restaurants the city has to offer. Plus while staying at the Mercer Hotel, enjoy a meal at the Mercer Kitchen.
#10 : The Must-Have Handcrafted Cast Iron Pan
The Smithey 12" skillet is destined to become a family heirloom. A bit deeper than their No. 10 with a slightly more open wall angle, the No. 12 is perfect for pan-frying chicken, searing steaks on the range, roasting game and vegetables in the oven, even baking biscuits. A daily companion in the kitchen, the No. 12 is also at home outdoors on the grill or over an open campfire. With Smithey's signature polished interior finish, the No. 12 when seasoned is naturally non-stick and free of chemical coatings. Inspired by vintage cast iron and crafted by hand and machine, Smithey Ironware believes it’s the best cast-iron skillet on the market.
#11 : An Extra-Fancy Ham From Lady Edison
This is one delicious Ham. A Whole Lady Edison Country Ham. Pasture Raised, Animal Welfare Approved, unsmoked N.C. Country Ham aged for two years. Lady Edison brings fresh pork and southern charcuterie out of the farmhouse and onto your plate. Funky, salty, and oh-so buttery, country ham is like the prosciutto of the south.
#12 : The Spice-Lover's Bundle from Burlap & Barrel
This aromatic bundle contains the fundamentals of any home-cook's spice pantry, plus two beautiful tea towels and a spice-themed puzzle. The twelve spice Fundamentals Collection contains beautiful single-origin spices, ethically sourced from around the world: Silk Chili, Ground Laurel Bay Leaves, Purple Stripe Garlic, Flowering Hyssop Thyme, Smoked Pimentón Paprika, Royal Cinnamon, New Harvest Turmeric, Cloud Forest Cardamom, Buffalo Ginger, Herati Saffron, Robusta Black Pepper, Turkish Oregano Buds.
#13 : Elevated Stoneware Pottery, Handmade in Brooklyn
Bring functional beauty to your table with Lucy Park's Footed Triangle Tray – made out of a textured white stoneware with a food-safe Salt White glaze. Lucy Park's unique pottery is handmade in Brooklyn, NY and makes an elegant edition to any table.
#14 : The Pizza-Lover's Bundle from Razza in Jersey City
Razza has been lauded as some of the best pizza around. They challenge the common practices of pizza-making in the hope of influencing the industry and elevating the overall quality of pizza in America. It’s a lofty goal that means constantly searching for better ingredients while continuously honing their techniques with each and every pizza they make. Razza has defined what great pizza is, and painstakingly worked backwards to create it. Enjoy a $100 gift certificate at Razza's Jersey City restaurant where they celebrate seasonal ingredients and make incredible pizza. Looking to hone your at-home pizza-making skills? The lucky winner of this lot will also receive a copy of Dan Richer's (Razza's chef/ owner) pizza bible, "The Joy Of Pizza: Everything You Need to Know".
#15 : Let It Grow: Garden Consultation with Garden Cult
The winner of this special experience will receive a one hour Virtual Garden consultation with professional Garden Designer, Carmen De Vito, founder and lead designer of Gardencult.com What’s Included: An hour of one-on-one consultation with Carmen that is personalized for you and your garden and gardening need and skill level. Walk Carmen through your garden virtually with your phone or tablet or simply discuss technical or horticultural questions customized to your garden and landscape. You can also share photos of your garden or plants, and get help with plant identification, disease, pest, or watering issues.
#16 : Yolélé Fonio and Senegalese Cuisine Collection by Chef Pierre Thiam
Add more fonio to your home kitchen and introduce modern Senegalese recipes to your repertoire! Receive 5 x 7oz bags from Yolélé's Fonio Pilaf Variety Pack and a signed cookbook by company's co-founder Chef Pierre Thiam. Fonio Pilafs are inspired by the treasured dishes and flavors of West Africa, which are at turns bright, earthy, spicy, and savory, and naturally ready-to-eat in just five minutes. Try all five of their pilafs: Jollof, Yassa!, Afro-Funk, Greens!, and Dakar Curry to taste the region.
#17 : A Taste of Southeast Asia
The Vietnamese Pho Kit + Purple Spread Asian Joy Tote + $25 gift card from TukTuk Box. An iconic Vietnamese noodle kit designed with their friend Ly Nguyen from Cooking off the Cuff. This special collaboration also features their favorite artisan fish sauce from Son Fish Sauce, and of course the one and only chili oil from Mai Mom's, two of their favorite Vietnamese American family-owned and operated businesses.
#18 : A Splendid Week in a Mountaintop Cabin
Spend a week in the mountains! This gorgeous cabin is located at the top of a mountain, with year round panoramic views on all three levels. Situated in the Aska Outdoor Adventure area, it's perfect for those who like to hike, kayak, tube, cycle, fish or just relax and stare at the stunning mountain view! Screened porches on every level, with a hammock, swing, hot tub and outdoor dining area. The space: 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 beds · 3 baths
#19 : Agave Road Trip-in-Place
Take a road trip to Mexico … from your very own home! Lou and Chava, the hosts of the award-winning HRN podcast, Agave Road Trip, will take your heart and mind south of the border in this virtual tasting of tequila, mezcal, raicilla, and destilado de agave! You’ll receive four sets of five airline-sized bottles of heritage agave spirits, and Lou and Chava will arrange a time for you and three friends to be talked through those spirits. They’ll tell stories abut the men and women who fermented and distilled these delicious specimens, the rural Mexican communities where they were made, and the fun they got into on the trips to acquire the these singular beverages.
#20 : The Ultimate Chacuterie Set from Charlito's Cocina
Enjoy a decadent assortment of New York-made salamis, artfully made by Charlito's Cocina. Enjoy one of each (and maybe some extras) of Charlito's dry-cured salami. The lucky winner will recieve 5 small format salamis, 5 pre-sliced packs, 5 LARGO salamis. Taste through all of Charlito's Salamis: Trufa Seca Dry Cured Black Truffle Salami, Campo Seco Dry Cured Country Salami, Cerveza Seca Dry Cured Beer Salami, Chorizo Seco Dry Cured Chorizo, Salami Picante Dry Cured Spicy Salami, Dry Cured Salami with Belgian Style Quad Ale, Sobrasada.
#21 : Cook Japanese Dishes at Home with this Kokoro Care Package
The Creative Beginnings: Redefining “Wa” Care Package provides you with the essential building blocks to create beautiful Japanese dishes in your own kitchen. Inspired by the ancient traditions of Japanese cuisine, known as "Wa", each product has its own unique characteristic and depth of flavor. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned Japanese cook, these special products will elevate any meal and spark creativity as you redefine “Wa”. This package also include an in-depth English guide with stories behind the products and the local producers, as well as recipes to try.
#22 : The Pantry Refresh Spice Pack from Diaspora Co.
The Pantry Refresh Six-Pack from Diaspora Co. includes their top six most well-loved spices (and for good reason)! This is perfect for someone who deserves a pantry refresh. It contains: Pragati Turmeric, Aranya Black Pepper, Nagauri Cumin, Peni Miris Cinnamon, Nandini Coriander, Makhir Ginger.
#23 : A One Year Supply of Cabot Cheese - Delivered to Your Door!
Enjoy delicious cheese, cooperatively made in Vermont all year long. Cabot cheeses come from thriving farms, strong communities, and happy, healthy cows that produce the rich, buttery milk used to make Cabot’s award-winning cheese and dairy products. A curated and varied assortment of Cabot cheeses will be shipped to you in installments throughout the next year, ensuring that your cheese drawer is fully stocked with scrumptious Vermont cheese.
#24 : Party in Cucina - Italian Pantry Essentials from Gustiamo
This basket is a carefully selected collection of Italian foods from many different Italian regions. Packed in a beautiful re-purposed produce box, this basket includes: Coarse Sea Salt from Trapani Sicily, Black Bella di Cerignola Olives from Puglia, Pianogrillo Extra Virgin Olive Oil from farmer Lorenzo Piccione in Ragusa Sicily, Maccheroni Martelli from Lari Toscana, Marco Colzani Chocolate Hazelnut Spread from Lombardia, Mt. Vesuvio Piennolo Tomatoes from Campania, Giamaica Whole Coffee Beans from Verona.
#25 : "Apples on Paper" by McEvoy & Mentesana
"Apples on Paper" by McEvoy & Mentesana - Two best friends who love to bump foreheads over a plate of food while looking through a camera. Bound by their mutual love for all things food, texture, color, composition and light, M & M is a photography/styling team of two who create beautiful food images. This image, "Apples on Paper," is printed using high resolution digital files and the finest heavyweight 100% cotton acid-free photo paper with archival geclee pigment inks. Choose the size that's right for your space. 24x36, 28x42, 30x45, 32x48 or 36x54 (printed with 1" white border).
#26 : Food52's Essential Cookware Set
One Complete Set of Five.Two Cookware from our collaborators at Food52. Five.Two cookware is the result of decades of kitchen know-how, feedback from thousands of members of the Food52 community of home cooks, and countless rounds of testing to get it all right (see: stay-cool, non-slip handles, rivetless interiors, and built-in strainers). And because Food52 knows you need options, they rounded out their collection with both ceramic and stainless styles. They’re true workhorses that cover all your bases in a single, cohesive—and absolutely beautiful—design. Five.Two Cookware Made by us, made with you in mind.
#28 : Vinegar: Your Next Fermentation Obsession
2020 was the year of sourdough, what's your next fermentation obsession? It's time to get into the world of vinegar and Harry Rosenblum's book, "Vinegar Revival" is the perfect place to start. The next frontier in fermenting and home brewing is vinegar: the essential ingredient for enhancing your home cooking. Just about everyone has at least one bottle of vinegar in the pantry, but not many realize how much better the homemade kind tastes—the flavor is incomparable. And it’s easy make; all you need is a bottle of your favorite alcoholic beverage, a starter (or mother of vinegar), and a few weeks of hands-off time.
#29 : The Bitters-Lovers Bundle from El Guapo
Are you ready to sip in style this holiday season? Taste through the inventive flavors of El Guapo - add them to cocktails or sparkling water for a tasty digestive treat. El Guapo makes award winning bitters in New Orleans, Louisianna. This is your chance to taste through their entire line of core bitters. Their ingredients are locally sourced and traceable to the farm level, or third party certified organic. The entire line is non-GMO, high fructose corn syrup free, soy free, gluten free and vegetarian, too. Plus, there's no added sugar. This delicious lot includes one 4 oz bottle of all 11 bitters (10 core flavors + 1 seasonal).
#30 : Handmade Japanese Chef's Knife from Kikuichi
WGAD Series Elite Warikomi Damascus Tsuchime Gyuto Similar in weight to many German knives, this WGAD series is popular among people who want a western handle and a Japanese blade. With its fine grain structure and great durability, VG10 is one of the best modern stainless blade steels. The hand hammered tsuchime finish helps release food from the blade and makes each knife unique. Hand engraved with the Kikuichi chrysanthemum logo. Based in Nara, Japan, Kikuichi Cutlery has been producing handmade Japanese blades for over 750 years. Using samurai sword making techniques, our Japanese kitchen knives are revered by chefs worldwide.
#31 : A Delicious Afternoon Exploring Queens with Mariana Velasquez
Spend an afternoon with Mariana Velasquez, HRN's co-host of Buenlimón Radio and author of the beautiful, newly released cookbook Colombiana. Explore the Colombian neighborhood in Queens, NY visiting the different neighborhood shops and bakeries. Finish the afternoon sitting with Mariana and enjoying coffee and a bite. Includes a signed copy of Colombiana.
#32 : For the Cookbook Obsessed
A collection of 15 new cookbooks, cocktail books and design books from Clarkson Potter. Clarkson Potter is the only dedicated lifestyle group within Penguin Random House. Founded in 1959, they are home to a community of award-winning and bestselling chefs, cooks, designers, artists, and writers—visionaries who seek to entertain, engage, and teach. Their diverse list is at once commercial and literary and includes cookbooks, illustrated gift books, and a growing line of paper products, such as journals, postcards, stationery, and games.
#33 : Cookbook Dreaming
A collection of 15 new cookbooks, cocktail books and design books from Ten Speed Press. Known for creating beautiful illustrated books with innovative design and award-winning content, Ten Speed actively seeks out new and established authors who are authorities and tastemakers in the world of food, drink, pop culture, graphic novels, illustration, design, reference, gardening, and health.
#34 : The Wine + Peace Mission Box: Women
In spite of the countless talented women winemakers out there, wine's gender inequality persists. Here we celebrate some of our favorites — but let's not forget that our work has only just begun. The WOMEN Mission Box features three wines from producers who are setting the new standards in the wine industry based on the values they represent. The boxes contain cards explaining the value, producers and an activity. For each box sold, Wine + Peace is donating a portion of the proceeds to the National Organization for Women.
#35 : The Wine + Peace Mission Box: Environment
Industrial wine has had devastating effects on our ecosystems, communities and health. Want to be part of the movement for change? Explore this inspiring gang of new wave naturalists, who are rejecting agrochemicals and setting a new bar for sustainability. The ENVIRONMENT Mission Box features three wines from producers who are setting the new standards in the wine industry based on the values they represent. The boxes contain cards explaining the value, producers and an activity. For each box sold, Wine + Peace is donating a portion of the proceeds to The Rodale Institute.
#36 : The Wine + Peace Mission Box: Human
If oats can be milk, then why can't wine be a force for social good? By prioritizing the well-being of their workers, these producers are showing is that it can — and guiding us towards a more ethical vision for American wine. The HUMAN Mission Box features three wines from producers who are setting the new standards in the wine industry based on the values they represent. The boxes contain cards explaining the value, producers and an activity. For each box sold, Wine + Peace is donating a portion of the proceeds to Viva Farms.
#37 : An Entertainer's Delight: Jono Pandolfi Ceramics Vignette
From the Jono Pandolfi Collection of Ceramics, their hand-crafted ceramics are designed for chefs. This lot includes 1 medium ombre serving tray and 2 ombre cake plates. Each of their pieces are made up of a clay body and a glaze. When the clay and glaze are combined, you’ll see there is often a unique end result as is represented in the ombre collection.
#38 : A Weekend in Coastal Rhode Island
Enjoy a weekend in a beautiful house in coastal Southern Rhode Island, hosted by Katy Keiffer of What Doesn't Kill You on Heritage Radio Network. This gem of a property can sleep eight. It has a large eat in kitchen, a formal dining room, and a huge living room with fireplace for chilly nights, a gorgeous brick terrace and a screened in porch for outdoor living. Guests will have the run of the house. Kids are welcome. The house is close to beaches, hiking, golf, fishing, fine dining, and legendary clam shacks. Continental breakfast provided both days, and if you like, dinner one night.
#39 : Three Months of Cocktails at Home
3-Month Gift Subscription to Shaker & Spoon! Cocktails You Never Knew You Could Make Shake, stir, muddle, and more: each box is built around one spirit, showcasing various styles of cocktail-making. The recipe cards (and how-to videos) guide you through mixing and garnishing the cocktails, step by step, and the glossary explains any unfamiliar bartending terms. Just follow the instructions, and you'll create bar-quality drinks for yourself and anyone you'd like to show off to! Each box includes all of the ingredients (other than the alcohol) for 12 cocktails (4 from each recipe). Everything you need—syrups, bitters, garnishes, mixers, citrus—is included; you just add the liquor. Shaker & Spoon's specialty syrups are house-made and they always aim to source the best of everything else.
#40 : Eight Vials of Infused Salts from Jacobsen Salt Co.
Taste through eight flavorful and aromatic infused salts from Jacobsen Salt Co. This collection will enable any adventurous home cook to experiment with new and exciting flavor combinations. Enjoy one of each of the following salts: Pure Flake Salt, Black Pepper Salt, Black Garlic Salt, Smoked Cherrywood Salt, Pinot Noir Salt, Habanero Salt, Lemon Zest Salt, Rosemary Salt.
#41 : The Ultimate Holiday Cider Bundle
Angry Orchard's Holiday Bundle includes 3 bottles of delicious cider that will shine on your holiday table. Dear Brittany: Using the same bittersweet apples traditionally grown in coastal France, this cider was fermented using only wild yeast and keeved in the traditional method to retain natural sweetness. Dear Brittany is refermented in the bottle and gives notes of fresh apples, orange piff and cidery funk with beautiful effervescences. Newtown Pippin Traditional Method: Made with the champagne method, this cider goes through secondary fermentation in bottle and then ages on its lees before being disgorged. Newtown Pippin Traditional method gives aromatic notes of apple skin with high acidity and dry apple on the palate. The Extension: The Extension is a recognition of the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ mission to extend research to farmers. This dry and wild cider is crafted from apples grown at Cornell University’s research orchards, where scientists experiment cider apple varieties, production, and fermentation. Completely wildly fermented in a French Oak barrel, this cider is pulled out of barrel before finishing and allowed to finish in bottle before disgorging.
#42 : A Collection of Delectable Maine Crisps
Maine Crisps aren’t your everyday crackers. Enjoy 2 boxes of each of their 4 flavors. These delectable crisps are meticulously handcrafted from simple, natural ingredients inspired by the coast-to-coast culinary adventures (and obsessions!) of the founders. Made from naturally gluten-free buckwheat, studded with a special mix of organic seeds, berries, and nuts - they’re awesomely crispy, chewy and nutty. The four flavors include Cranberry Almond, Savory Fig & Thyme, Wild Blueberry Walnut, and Cinnamon Maple. An instant star on your charcuterie board, a perfect bite for your favorite cheese, and a sweet & savory gift for your favorite gourmand.
#43 : Magic All-One Chocolate Bars
Indulge with six delicious bars of Dr. Bronner’s Magic All-One Chocolate Bars. They are made with 70% dark chocolate and certified USDA Organic, Fair-Trade, and Vegan. Dr. Bronner’s Magic All-One Chocolate Bars are beneficial for both People and Planet from which it came from. The package includes: Salted Dark, Roasted Whole Hazelnuts, Crunchy Hazelnut Butter, Salted Whole Almonds, Salted Almond Butter, Smooth Coconut Praline.
#44: For Cheese Lovers Only: VIP Tickets to Cheeselandia!
Enjoy two VIP tickets to the January Cheeselandia members only virtual event. The lucky holder of each "ticket" receives a custom package of Wisconsin Cheese and exclusive Zoom access to the live event on January 20th, which happens to be National Cheese Lover's Day.
#45: A Private Tour for 10 of Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm
Experience a private tour of Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm, with Co-founder Ben Flanner.
You and nine of your guests will have the opportunity to hear first hand how the farm came to be, what the greatest benefits and challenges are to farming on rooftops, and how a few young entrepreneurs managed to create a fiscally sustainable urban agriculture business in one of the most competitive cities in the world.
#46: Learn to Make Soba with a Master - Private Class for 2 with Chef Shuichi Kotani
Bid to win this exciting In-Person Private Soba-making Class in Greenpoint Brooklyn with Master Chef Shuichi Kotani for 2 people Soba has been Chef Shuichi Kotani's soul and passion for the last 20 years. He has worked at notable restaurants such as Gonpachi in Tokyo and Soba Totto in New York and consulted for chefs and restaurants all over the world.
#47: Learn to Make Soba with a Master - Private Class for 4 with Chef Shuichi Kotani
Bid to win this exciting In-Person Private Soba-making Class in Greenpoint Brooklyn with Master Chef Shuichi Kotani for 4 people. The participants will learn the basics of soba from history, nutrition and how to make soba noodles from scratch.
#48: A Case of Bluefin Tuna Conservas from the Gulf of Maine
Indulge in One Case (24 tins) of Bluefin Tuna. Gulf of Maine bluefin tuna is caught via rod and reel, always one fish at a time. Great care is taken to ensure the distinctive flavor of this special fish is conveyed by preserving and canning it in olive oil, inspired by the Mediterranean style. Giant bluefin are the only tuna that forage in the Gulf of Maine.
#49: A Virtual Guided Wine Tasting and Three Bottles from Margerum Wine Company
Enjoy three beautiful bottles shipped to you from Margerum Wine Company and experience a virtual guided tasting with Owner/ Director of Wine Making, Doug Margerum!