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country idylls to Bruegel-style landscapes in soft-focus and colours. but it is not necessarily always the best value. (‘onfiture Extra (Mirabelle plum) is £2.80 for a 1202 jar. so choose carefully. There are some very pretty tins filled with assorted biscuits. jams etc from £13.50 and little Beatrix Potter decorated tin suitcases. for children at £15.50 with Peter Rabbit biscuits and bon bons.
'I‘heCompleat Cookshop Waverley Market is full of highly original ideas. For £1.59 you can make Talking Toast. using a raised plastic outline to imprint into bread saying ‘Happy Birthday". ‘(iood Morning'.
‘1 Love You' or ‘Happy Anniversary". They also have little wooden rolling pins for children 59p, plastic water tight bottle stoppers to replace the cork or keep something fizzy £1.09forthree.
Ifyou‘re really stuck for a present idea. Underneath the Arches. Byzantium Victoria Street (225 1768) sell chocolate initial letters at £1 . 15. Initially just made by Droste of Holland. they are now also available from Pringles Bakers. Waverley Market (556 8108) £1 . 10. who import continental chocolate and made their own initials and figures— 99p for a chocolate football team. Ellery’s Delicatessen 43 Raeburn Place (343 1748) have attractive mini chocolate champagne bottles in chocolate buckets for £1.25. whole Stiltons. £15.23 for 5Ibs and baby Bries for £2.59. They will make up baskets from their extensive cheese selection for approx £4.99. and for drivers try their alcohol-free wines at £1.89.
Glasgow‘s Delicatessens more than cater for those of us who can‘t be bothered with the late turkey rush at Presto‘s and who want to indulge themselves in a bit ofcontinental cordon bleu over the festive break. Guy’s, 10(1 Byres Road. 357 1454. gives customers the chance to make up their own Christmas Hampers choosing from the on-shelf stock and spending as much or as little as they want. Apart from the usual wide range of European salami. sausage and bread, and a choice of European cheeses ‘second to none in Glasgow‘, Guy‘s also sells more traditional
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Christmas fare including mincemeat and puddings. (Opening times— Christmas Week: 8am—8pm. Christmas Eve: open until midnight. Closed: Christmas Day and Boxing Day). Cornucopia Delicatessen. 514 Crow Road 959 1724 (Mon—Fri 9.30am—9pm. Closed: Christmas Day and Boxing Day) also has a deal in hampers and like Guy's they will take your order over the phone. Most popular are their wines and stock ofchampagne. If it‘s a more sedate pace you‘re after. port goes down well particularly with some Stilton. Ifyou're wanting something transatlantic over the actual festive ﬂing then forget it. The American Delicatessen. 380 Byres Road. is closed for four days over the Christmas period. They will take special cake orders for those with a sweet tooth but only well in advance ofthe big day. Particularly recommended are th brownies. chocolate fudge logs and
' cheesecake. Fazzi Bros Ltd. 67
Cambridge Street 3320941. have a special festive wine offer with bottles
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relatively cheap price of £3.20. Only while stocks last so get there fast (Opening times: 9am—6pm Sundays llam—Spm. Closed: Christmas Day and Boxing Day). Christmas puddings with a difference are on sale at Epicures. 46 West Nile Street 248 7254. they come from all over Europe and in all shapes and sizes. Crystalised fruits are also on the shelves as well as mouth-watering Italian cakes. Chocolate liqueurs and a list of brandies the length of your arm mean that you could spend a lot oftime and money here. This Polish deli also has a fine selection of cheesea dn ifall that shopping has tired you out. there is a highly recommended restaurant/cafe upstairs — their appelstrudel is unbelievable. (Open 8.30am—7.30pm. Open until 9pm on Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day). Date Sannino. 18a Gibson Street 339 5294 is one of the few delis where you can sit and eat. Try their reasonably priced lunches; filled rolls and croissants are excellent and are available in carry-out too. More upmarket is the Ramekin Delicatessen in News Arcade. off Ruthven Lane which has an impressive list ofwines ifyou fancy becoming a connoisseur over Christmas. Try the Byre. 329 Byres Road (334 2848) as a more down to earth alternative. such as salami. garlic sausage. salds and a selection ofbread. Finally ifyou do leave things until the very last minute and wake up on the 25th trying to remember what’s so special about the date then tell your stomach not to panic. Peckhams. 43 Clarence Drive (357 2909) is open on Christmas Day from midday till 5pm so there remains an alternative to beans and toast with the Queen‘s Speech. Beforehand they will make up hampers and. an unusual gift idea. a cheese basket made up to your choice from their wide stock.
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