Gift Basket Guide: Foodies

May 3, 2015  |   Jennifer Olvera
Picnic basket with wine and flowers.
  1. Herbs & Spices

  2. Oil & Vinegar

  3. Soups & Snacks

  4. Sauces & Condiments

  5. Baker’s Basics

  6. Indulgences

About the author

Jennifer Olvera

Jennifer Olvera

Jennifer Olvera holds an English degree from DePaul University and is the author of “Select Chicago” and “Food Lovers’ Guide to Chicago,” the latter in its second edition. She got her start in the food world as a restaurant reviewer for Chicago magazine. Jennifer went on to pen far-flung culinary travel stories for the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and Frommers .com and is a regular contributor to the Zagat Chicago Restaurants Survey. She has regularly tested and developed recipes for the Chicago Sun-Times, and she develops a weekly recipe column with original photography for Serious Eats.