Jewish mothers are, of course (at least according to the stereotype) forever feeding their progeny. What if you could turn the (kitchen) table on yours this Mother’s Day, celebrating her with a gift of ongoing culinary delights? We found a great way for you to do just that, in the form of a wide range of food-or-drink-of-the-month clubs. From baked goods to wine to spices, there’s something to suit every personality and taste — and your mother will think of you fondly every time a delicious delivery arrives at her door.
For The Fan Of Fromage
If cheese is her passion (and she eats the non-kosher kind), you can’t go wrong by sending a monthly delivery from Murray’s, the acclaimed New York cheese shop. The way it works, according to Murray’s: “We decide on the three most spectacular cheeses of the moment, and send those delicious superstars out to our lucky subscribers. the-month
To Make A Challah Connection
For the mom who loves a traditional Shabbat — but not making challah — there’s Challah Connection, which will deliver two beautiful braided loaves each month. (It also offers subscriptions for babka-of-the-month and bagel-of-the-month clubs.) Unless specified, the delivery consists of two egg challahs. But chocolate chip, poppyseed, whole wheat and raisin are also available.
For The Decidedly Non-Kosher Foodie With A Wild Side
For the mother with an adventurous palette and a sense of humor, Zingerman’s offers what it calls the Forbidden Food Club, which struck our funny bone. According to the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based gourmet store, “These are the foods you’ve been warned of. They’re too rich. They’re too salty. Their hooves are too cloven. But oh, are they ever delicious. Send this to someone who likes a joke and eats for pleasure, not principle.”
For The Wine Connoisseur Wannabe
For the aspiring sommelier who wants to expand her kosher-wine cred, there’s the Kosher Wine Club, which sends out four bottles a month. Choose among four subscriptions at four different price points.
For The Adventurous Cook
If your mom is an avid and experimental cook, go ahead and encourage her habit with Raw Spice Bar’s Quarterly Spice Kits. She’ll receive a set of six freshly ground spices and blends every three months. That’s enough to cook two meals a week for three or four people. Each blend is a seasonal nod to a different geographical region and is accompanied by a recipe card.
Liza Schoenfein is food editor of the Forward. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter, @LifeDeathDinner