LA Times food editor Leslie Brenner has foodie gift ideas for the holidays, most of which can only be found online.
Hadley Fruit Orchards: Medjool dates, taste like marrons glaces (French candied chestnuts); 5-pound box costs $35.95 plus shipping.
Murray's Cheese of the Month Club. A selection of 3 cheeses each month, 4-12 months subscriptions, $200-$550, includes shipping.
La Quercia Rossa prosciutto in Iowa - best American ham Leslies has tasted. $23.95/lbs.
Consorcio: gourmet canned fish products - white tuna, baby sardines, anchovies. Prices vary.
Xuan Patisserie: artisan chocolatier, fantastic chocolates, including their milk chocolates made with fleur de sel caramel. Box of 12, $22.
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