Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December Quarterly Co. Food 52

Quarterly Co. is a slightly different kind of subscription box company.  It's not a monthly adventure but it's quarterly.  The way it works is you pick a "contributor" you would like to receive a curated gift from pay $25 and every 3 months you will receive your item in the mail from them.  With each gift you receive the story behind it.  The curators consist of CEO's, authors, chefs, world travelers, business owners, etc.  This is my third box from Amanda Hesser and Merril Stubbs creators of Food 52.  I very much enjoy cooking and experimenting with new ingredients and flavors.  The description of this service read: "The best home cooking is a blend of the practical and the inventive. Which may be why, as avid home cooks, we love objects with utility as much as those with great beauty. We’ll be sending you packages filled with nifty items for your kitchen and table—no superfluous gadgets or gewgaws but things you’ll want to use and display for decades, until your children attempt to snag them for their first kitchens."  Sounded perfect for me.

The good:

Variety: There are lots of different curators to choose from.

Something different: This is definitely different from other subscription companies

Commitment issues? Don't want to make a monthly commitment but still want a treasure?  You can get a quarterly treasure. 

The not so good:

Don't like waiting: If you don't like waiting this may be torture for you. 

How cute is this?!?

Contents of box with retail price:

Catamount 4 cup beaker style gravy separator. Value = $24.95

Ball of cooking twine. Value = $1.90

The value of this box is $26.85.  I have a pampered chef gravy separator that I just used the other day and I found it didn't work very well.  This little beauty came just in time.  I love the beaker design and the long spout.  Interestingly enough with all the cooking I do I didn't have any twine.      

Verdict: I like what the gals of Food 52 send me so it's a keeper!    

**I pay for these boxes myself and not any type of sponsor paid or unpaid for Quarterly Co.

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