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In the pantheon of clichéd holiday gifts, the food basket is up there with the fruitcake and the bacon-of-the-month club. Which is why we asked four great chefs and one cocktail whiz—Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi of Torrisi Italian Specialties and Carbone; the Spotted Pig’s April Bloomfield; Del Posto pastry maestro Brooks Headley; and PDT’s Jim Meehan—to personalize the impersonal by curating fantasy theme baskets. Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi stock a larder that any cutting-edge Italian grandma would be proud to call her own. Dancing Ewe Farm’s Pecorino ($23 for...