America's finest food artisans have begun teaching their crafts to ardent amateurs. F&W presents their best recipes for handmade gifts, plus other amazing presents to complete the package. —By Christine Quinlan and Kristin Donnelly
Food & Wine
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From Blue Chair Fruit; Oakland,CA
Rachel Saunders is a true obsessive: She experimented with jam-making for nearly 10 years before launching Blue Chair Fruit. She now leads a Jam Making 101 class in her factory's production kitchen. $195 per class; bluechairfruit.com.
From Happy Girl Kitchen; Pacific Grove, CA
During a year in Norway, Todd and Jordan Champagne of Happy Girl Kitchen became experts at preserving foods like pickles. Now, they demystify these methods in seasonal workshops. $125 per class; happygirlkitchen.com.