|The BEST Gifts for the Foodies on your list!|
A monthly subscription from a place like ButcherBox or a gift certificate from NYC's Fulton Fish Market means the recipient will get premium grass fed, free range meats and fresh seafood delivered to their door year round. These services were once only available to professional chefs but now ship to anyone. I posted some wonderful menu ideas for these food delivery services HERE. Visit them online at ButcherBox.com and FultonFishMarket.com
|Add a few grilling accessories like these from Charcoal Companion.|
|Fulton Fish Market's Halibut in Parchment. Convection Microwave & Grill by Cuisinart|
|Smoke Bar for the outdoor grilling champion.|
Kyocera Ceramic Chef Knife & Antimicrobial Cutting Mat
I use these two kitchen tools perhaps more than any other equipment in my kitchen. The Kyocera Ceramic Chef Knife makes food prep a snap and the Biomaid Cutting Mat is infused with charcoal so it resists bacteria and odors. See these kitchen tools at Sur la Table or Kyocera.com and Cleancut.com
|A Ceramic Chef's Knife & Cutting Board are welcome Chef's Gifts.|
Is it Bigger Than a Breadbox? Brabantia's Rolltop Bread Safe
Years ago back in England, each kitchen would have a pie safe. Well Brabantia has revised this idea with this beautiful Roll Top Bread Box that really keeps breads, rolls, crackers and baked goods fresher, longer. Perfect for any kitchen decor and small counter spaces by Brabantia.com
|Brabantia's Roll Top Bread Box|
Stackable Storage Jars
Clear glass storage jars are something every kitchen needs and these from Brabantia are lovely. Three jars that stack easily and look good doing it. Visit Brabantia.com for the full assortment.
|Stackable Glass Storage Jars by Brabantia|
Mauviel of France Mini Copper Cookware
These are simply smaller versions of my Mauviel Copper and Stainless Steel Cookware pieces. Perfect for use in my Cuisinart Convection Microwave Oven and Grill as they fit perfectly on the rack. Use them for both cooking and the final presentation as they are simply gorgeous. Handcrafted in France these are heirloom pieces to pass down. See them all at Mauviel.com
|Mini Copper and Stainless Steel Cookware by Mauviel of France|
The Smart Steamer Lid
This is a new silicone steamer lid invented in the UK. Place it in between the pot and your glass lid. Works by letting the heat out while keeping the moisture in. Great for speeding up rice and quinoa cooking times. See it at TheSmartLid.com
|The Smart Steamer Lid|
Love This Kitchen Heat Shield Gloves
Speaking of steaming and hot pots, the Chef on your list will really appreciate these silicone gloves. Allows you to lift and turn a whole turkey or retrieve hot pans from the oven with ease. I use these a lot in the kitchen as they really work. See them at LoveThisKitchen.com
|Love This Kitchen Heat Shield Gloves|
Top Cookbooks for Those Who Love to Cook (and Eat)
Here are a few new reads for both beginner to experienced cooks. All make lovely gifts and can be found on Amazon.com:
The Fearless Baker by Emily Luchetti & Lisa Weiss has 175 surprisingly simple yet utterly indulgent recipes. Little Brown
Scratch by Maria Rodale offers home cooking for everyone made simple, fun and totally delicious.
Tea at Fortnum & Mason Piccadilly Since 1707 has everything for taking tea along with 45 recipes for all types of teatime treats: sandwiches, jam biscuits and lemon curd meringues to fruit cakes, indulgent brownies and dainty cupcakes.
|Top Gifting Cookbooks|
Foodie Gift Baskets & Hampers
Some of my favorite ready to go foodie gifts include those from Harry & David, Fortnum & Mason and Godiva Chocolates. You really can't miss with any of these as the quality is superior. Just order online and leave the delivery to them. They will even include a personalized message with your gift order. Here are some of the TOP gift baskets to look for this season:
|Fortnum & Mason's Essential English Wicker Hamper has everything for Tea Time|
|Soom Pantry Essentials Gift Crate|
Just Spices Pork Rub and Seafood Rub are blends that offer a bit of dimension to your meals. USDA Certified Organic, these would grace any kitchen or serious chef's domain. See them online at JustSpices.com
|iCoffee is the perfect single cup coffee maker.|
|Godiva Chocolates Gold Box of chocolates is welcome under every tree.|
|McFaddy Candy Co. Toffee Gift Crate|
|McFaddy's assorted gourmet toffees|
|Holiday Popcorn Tins with three flavors of popcorn: Cheese, Caramel and Butter.|
More Sweet Things for Your Gift Basket...
You can most certainly build your own gift basket by picking out individual goods you know your foodie friend enjoys. Here are a few things you might want to include in a Holiday Breakfast or Brunch Basket. Simply add some fresh baked Scones or Biscuits and you're there.
|Carmel Honey Co. Gift Set|
|Orange Marmalade & Pure Honeycomb|
|Famous Teas Breakfast Blend|
So these are but a few gifting ideas for foodies and those who love them! What's on your specialty gourmet list this year?