Sunday, June 5, 2016

Thick Cuts: For the Foodie Father #sponsor #giveaway

This sponsored post is written by me on behalf of Delicacies. All opinions are my own. 

You might remember that I reviewed a bracelet from Delicacies for Mothers' Day. Well, here we are in June and I am honored to review one of their Thick Cut bracelets for that foodie father in your life. And I also have one bracelet to give away, so be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post!*

Behind the Scenes...
Andrew Zimmern - yes, that Andrew Zimmern - is at the helm of the project as Chief Culinary Officer. My crew of boys are ardent fans of his show "Bizarre Foods" and his Exceptionally Weird, Wild, and Wonderful Foods book inspired a six-week cooking class that I taught this semester for 6th through 8th graders: my Bizarre Foods SEM.

The Line...
Zimmern has teamed up with Nicolle Nelson, Chief Designer of Delicacies. They say that the pieces are designed by people for people who love food. The pieces are comprised of a single ingredient cast in sterling silver and mounted on a band of Italian leather. Explore the options: here.

First you choose your ingredient; each ingredient comes with an explanation of the ingredient mythos. I initially looked at the ingredients that represented partnership: artichokebasil, and grapes. But, I opted to get Jake the ginger which promotes: Protection, Health, Passion, Fertility.

Second, you select your leather. They offer black, brown, and natural, all with a red edge. They also offer gold pendants (retail $200) and Delicacies bracelets (retail $75). Thick cut bracelets retail for $85.

Giving Back...
Each piece sold creates "Delicacies Dollars" that are monies donated directly to a not-for-profit organization that battles hunger and food insecurity. That's where Zimmern comes in. There is a Chef's Table, a seasonal roster of chefs and other food influencers, that determines where the dollars should go; Zimmern sits at the head of the Chef's Table, curating the members.

Last month, Chef Dominique Crenn joined the table and she has designated the charity till the end of July. Crenn is a two-star Michelin chef at her restaurant Aterlier Crenn in San Francisco. Her charity of choice is the SF-Marin Food Bank. So, between now and the end of July, each Delicacies purchase will benefit that organization. You can click to see Dominique's profile, her ingredient bracelet pick (she picked the tomato!), and one of her recipes for that ingredient: here.

My Thoughts...
I do believe that food is imbued with unique energies, that creating a meal is an act of love, and that all food has a story. So, I really appreciate these pieces.

While this bracelet is called 'thick cut', it still borders on the more delicate side. They are elegant, graceful, and meaningful. Jake doesn't typically wear jewelry and, honestly, I had hoped it would be closer to watch-band width. But I do see how you could easily stack the bracelets to create more of a statement. For example, if your foodie father loves a good burger, I imagine you could create a lovely duo with the cow and wheat. If he's more of a BLT guy, pair up the pig and tomato.

These have a nice feel, a great quality, and a wonderful story. I think they would make a fantastic Fathers' Day present for any foodie father on your list. And the best part: it's a gift with heart. Every purchase not only gives your favorite epicure a wearable conversation starter, but it benefits someone who might need assistance getting access to good food. You can't beat that.

I am excited to have a Thick Cut Ginger bracelet to send to one of my lucky readers. Please note that this is a size small. It's really too small for a man, in my opinion. So, maybe you can keep it for yourself!

I will pick a winner on June 13th and send it priority mail so that, in case you are going to give it to a foodie father, you will have it in time for Fathers' Day. Good luck!


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The Giveaway
Open to US residents 18 years or older. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or any other entity unless otherwise specified. We cannot be responsible for items lost in the mail.

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*Disclosure: I received complimentary products from Delicacies for the creation of this post. This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.*


  1. I like ginger in stir fries and (of course) in gingerbread

  2. What a nice bracelet. I am not entering the giveaway because Frank is not a bracelet kind of guy.

  3. I love ginger. I use it a lot for a spicy kick in smoothies, but I also like it with fish in a sauce I make with toasted sesame oil and a few other ingredients.


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