Pandemic cooking trend sparks holiday gift ideas
Gourmet Pantry in Blacksburg sells a variety of kitchenware and food, some of which are locally made. Gharavi recommended using gadgets, other kitchenware, or even simple ingredients as your main gift or even stocking stuffers for the home-cook at any level. Gourmet Pantry also creates themed gift baskets. For example, a tea basket includes local honey, a teapot, gourmet tea and cookies. Winter farro salad and dressing recipe by Gourmet Pantry.
Fundraiser created to support Black Lives Matter and local businesses
BLACKSBURG, Va. This Friday, you have the opportunity to support the Black Lives Matter movement and some local businesses at the same time. Downtown Blacksburg Inc. has organized a Black Lives Matter fundraiser. On Friday, several businesses, including Gourmet Pantry, will donate a portion of their profits to the Christiansburg Institute. The institute is a nonprofit that works to create community dialogue and promote the multicultural makeup of the New River Valley. Fringe Benefit, Main Street Pharmacy, Cafe de Bangkok, Next Door Bake Shop, New River Art & Fiber and Lias Hairstyling.
Gourmet Pantry in Blacksburg shares how you can switch up your holiday menu
BLACKSBURG, Va. - It's the holiday season, and people may stop in for dinner occasionally. Why not mix things up for your guests and try something new? Roya Gharavi, owner of Gourmet Pantry, a Blacksburg cooking shop with cooking classes, spent the morning with 10 News reporter Megan Woods sharing a simple lentil salad recipe. Below, there is also a list of ingredients to a salad dressing. To celebrate the shop's 20th anniversary, Saturday there will be a special wine tasting event and everything in the store will be 20% off.