The world of catalogs opens possibilities for discovering new cuisines.

Foodies can browse online store or tempting mail order catalogs and find the door to learn about new tastes and ingredients to foodies.

Whether you shop gourmet stores online, browse exotic catalogs on your smartphone, or flip through recipes and source your ingredients on the web, gourmet food catalogs are a life saver for the cook who can’t find a particular item at local groceries. Lots of food catalogs also offer foodie-tested recipes, kitchen tips, and articles about high profile chefs and restaurants.

10. Wine Country Gift Baskets

Wine Country Gift Baskets catalog

You can order awesome gift baskets for your favorite foodie from the Wine Country Gift Baskets catalog – or for yourself! Choose from their selection of premiere white wines or bold reds, and a tantalizing selection of gift baskets and handsome gift towers that combine wines with carefully sourced savory and sweet food items.

9. East Coast Gourmet

coastal catalog

If you don’t live where you can purchase fresh seafood, don’t despair. When you order online from East Coast Gourmet, you will get the freshest seafood available, delivered right to your door. They are experts in overnight seafood delivery, so you never have to worry about getting your order quickly. Buy fresh lobster, clam chowder, crabcake or lobster bisque, and impress guests or just enjoy all by your foodie-self.

8. Sphinx Date Co. Palm & Pantry

Sphinx Date catalog

Glorious dates and fresh nuts for snacking, cooking and baking… Sphinx has them. These are sweet, flavorful locally grown Medjool dates presented in a variety of gift tins, trays and boxes. Choose great gifts for foodies here, too, with rich chocolate dipped dates, dates stuffed with pecans or walnuts, and a variety of presentations for the holidays, hostess gifts, or any food occasion.

7. Oneida – Anchor Hocking

Oneida Anchor Hocking catalog

Go ahead, give presentation a percentage. What say you? Even if it’s not “all in the presentation,” your culinary creations benefit from the right size, shape and color serveware. Fancy platters or classic and simple serving trays… if you take the time to make everything taste just right, you should also have the glass, ceramic, or stainless pieces at your fingertips for the perfect trip to table or buffet.

6. Appliances Catalogs

Appliances catalog

Browse a shoe catalog? Not you! Feast your eyes on these appliances. Glorious, contemporary, gourmet options for the dream kitchen are all here in an appliance catalog. They are wine coolers, warming drawers, range hoods and more. If you are re-designing your kitchen, or moving into a new home and shopping for the newest thing in cooking and food prep, this is the catalog for you.

5. Hale Groves

Hale Groves catalog

Purely a taste of Florida. Order seasonally fresh produce for snacking, juicing or baking… even for gifting. You can place a one time order for every kind of fruit from Honeybells, navel oranges, apples and pears to strawberries, peaches, and cherries, or join a fruit-of-the-month club and revel in a delectable delivery every month. Hales Groves also has gourmet honeys, marmalades, and chocolate-covered fruit. This catalog is also full of the perfect gift to send from a foodie to a foodie.

4. Eli’s Cheesecake

Eli's Cheescake catalog

Chicagoans know Eli’s as the cheesecake company. And they know that you don’t need to bake it when you have Eli’s catalog at the ready, with all of their delicious varieties, from fruit-topped cheesecake, to fancy flavors like turtle and caramel. You can end every one of your carefully crafted meals with a carefully crafted cheesecake from Eli’s… and then buy another one to share.

3. The Olive Press

The Olive Press catalog

This catalog will delight EVOO aficionados, home chefs, and salad lovers – anyone who enjoys cooking with only the finest premium olive oils. This catalog also has an awesome selection of tapenades, marinades, mustards and other gourmet pantry essentials. They even have dog biscuits for the foodie’s best friend, just because.

2. Kansas City Steak Company

Kansas City Steak Company catalog

Filet Mignon. Ribeyes. Kansas City Strip Steaks. Top Sirloin. T-Bone steaks. Porterhouse. Tenderloin. Steakburger. Do we have your attention yet? What comes off the grill is only as good as what goes ON the grill, and the steak combinations in this foodie catalog are only the very finest mid-western beef cuts you can get online! Add some of the seasonings and marinades to your order, and you’ve got a dinner fit for a special date night, or your high-end outdoor barbeque.

1. Waterwise Purification Systems

Waterwise catalog

We’ll just leave this right here. Water. It’s not only for drinking, it’s often the foundation of your culinary ventures. My grandmother, who was one of the best home cooks I’ve ever known, only cooked with well water that my grandfather drove miles to fetch for her. You should have the purest, most bright tasting water you can, available from your own kitchen tap.

by Info Guru Samantha Rose