As the holiday season approaches, you may want to consider giving a present of Cool Jerk beef jerky.
3.3 ounces costs $7.95 plus shipping and handling and it comes in original, lemongrass, spicy and native Lao spicy. It's a hand-crafted Savannakhet-style version of Lao beef jerky from a family recipe based in Minnesota.
Packages make great thank-you gifts and are a good way to introduce people to Lao cooking. As the Hawthorne Hawkman at the blog North by Northside can attest, it's great for road-trips and many different types of meals as an appetizer or a after-dinner snack.