Enjoying fine food is definitely one of pleasures of life. There is so much fast food and bland tasting dishes today because of lack of time to really prepare food right, that when you do get to enjoy gourmet fine food, it's a special treat.
So what makes any food or drink qualify to be called "gourmet"?
Well, in general it means that a particular food or drink is considered above average in quality, and will appeal even to those who have most discriminating tastes. It also usually means that a lot of time and effort has gone into it's preparation too.
What comes to mind when you think of gourmet foods? Here is a list of many fine foods and beverages that can be found in gourmet food category:
1. Coffees - Gourmet coffees include many exotic coffee blends from around world and flavored coffees. Frequently you can get a nice mixture of various gourmet coffees that allow you to sample them before buying more of each kind.
2. Teas - There are several specialty teas from all over world that qualify to be called gourmet tea.They can be either green, black, oolong or herbal teas. Again, you can often get sampler packs of these exotic teas to try them out first.
3. Chocolates - Whether milk, dark or white chocolate,gourmet chocolate assortments often come with fruit, nuts, and cream centers that are just incredibly delicious.
4. Caviar - If you really want to taste good life, enjoy any of various kinds of caviar, from American Golden to Russian Dark variety. Of course this is one type of gourmet food that can get really pricey fast, but there is a caviar for pretty much any budget if you look carefully enough.