We asked the Taste team for their best holiday party ideas, allowing them five items from the shop on us.
"Every year, for the past five years, my best friend and I have thrown an epic holiday party for, like, 50 of our friends. It's the event of the season! Over the years, we've got our menu planning down to a science, with an outline of what each of us will contribute individually:
I'm queen of gougeres, making hundreds of them at a time. I also dabble in charcuterie, and classic pork rillettes are my fave. For this, the Becker Lane shoulder will do nicely. We always bake our own favorite, passed-down-in-the-family Christmas cookies, and I need to stock up on spices. Everyone gets a little bag of whatever truffles (whisky and tobacco! earl grey!) I feel like making to take home after the party, so I buy many, many pounds of the best chocolate I can find. To toast to the hosts, you can't go wrong with rosé Champagne!" - Heather Eddy