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The 2014 American Provisions Gift Guide

We can officially stop pretending we aren’t ready yet when Bing Crosby’s croon comes on the radio, because the month we wait for all year is finally here!

Hopefully you survived whatever giant sales you took part in this weekend—whether you prefer the FOMO stress of Cyber Monday, or the war games of Black Friday, you are on the other side of it now. All that’s left is filling in the holes between flat screens and Xboxes with thoughtful, unique choices your friends and family don’t know they need. That is where we come in.

You can view last year’s gift guide for additional ideas, but here we will focus mostly on new giftable products we’re excited about (with a few familiar favorites tossed in). Hopefully you can find something for everyone on your list—even if your family doesn’t know the difference between a chocolate truffle and a truffle mushroom, everybody loves to eat. Wake up their inner foodie with some of these treats! Continue reading

An Ode to Sodium

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Ok, real talk—does anyone actually know if salt is bad for us? Supposedly it increases blood pressure, which apparently leads to a slew of health problems that do not sound fun. But I swear I read something recently about how it isn’t that unhealthy. Or that our risk of high blood pressure is predetermined at birth. Or that you’d need to eat Burger King two meals a day to be in real danger—not exactly cause to worry about how much finishing salt you sprinkle on your organic veggies.

Whichever one of those theories is true (…if any), we are hanging our hats on it. Because here at AP, we really like salt. Like, are stupid smitten crazy about the stuff. The crystalline white flakes top two items on our sandwich menu, we got Night Shift Brewing to put our name on their salted beer, and some of us have even been guilty of crusting lunch-time tomatoes and avocados with it (if it doesn’t crunch, it’s not enough). Lately, we’ve been bringing in way more fixes for the sodium fiend than just your standard granules. On our shelves right now, you can find products as varied as candy & ice cream, cookies & chocolate bars, beer & bagel chips that all boast a salt-centric agenda. Continue reading