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This time of year may be joyous–but the holidays don’t come without their share of stress. Finding that great gift for everyone on your list can be one of the hardest challenges you face all year. Our staff at The Food Channel has done some of the work for you in the form of this gift guide. We can find something for all of the foodies in your life.
Who can resist fresh baked desserts, especially when it comes in a tower of beautiful bow-wrapped packages, as with this gift set from David’s Cookies. David’s Cookies bakes all of their items the morning of shipment, so you are guaranteed an incredibly fresh product. Is there anything better for your dessert lover Christmas morning than finding not one, not two, but three boxes of fresh baked goodies? Click here for more.
Okay, so you may think that your family’s designated grill master already owns every imaginable barbecue gadget. Chances are this is one item that he has yet to try, but will fall in love with immediately. The Landmann Rocket Roaster is a ‘dutch oven’ for the outdoors. Utilizing real charcoal, this roaster is specially designed to cook quickly while sealing in all the juices and flavor of whatever you’re cooking, from pork to seafood to vegetables. The spacious chamber will cook up to a 14 lb. turkey. Click here for more.
A beautiful wooden chopping block adds an air of distinction to any kitchen. The John Boos company has been continuously making butcher blocks and cutting boards in Illinois since 1887. Natural wood surfaces, when properly maintained, can inhibit bacterial growth more effectively than one made with less expensive plastic. Even with constant use, this solid wood piece is designed to last for years. This beautiful gift is sure to be received with “ooh’s” and “ah’s” by anyone lucky enough to have you as a friend. Click here for more.
Cat Cora 8-Inch Chef Knife $41.99
When asked to name the one item they could not live without in the kitchen, food gods such as Thomas Keller and Anthony Bourdain have responded with simply, “a good chef knife”. The chef knife is the all-star workhorse of every cook. It is the go-to knife for everything from slicing and chopping, to butchering and filleting. The Cat Cora chef knife is made of super high quality Japanese steel with ergonomically designed walnut wood handles. For the aspiring Iron Chef on your list, there is not a more useful gift you can buy. Click here for more.
The fun loving cook on your list will appreciate this splash of color in the form of some very cute aprons. Flirty Aprons produces a line of kitchen aprons for men, women and children with a tongue-in-cheek attitude. Your sense of humor and style will be appreciated year round with this whimsical gift idea. Click here for more.
Not all teas are created equal. The staff here at The Food Channel has learned a lot about what it takes to make a truly exceptional tea, from the meticulous harvesting process, to the time and labor intensive aging process. This white peach oolong tea from Naivetea is premium tea farmed from the famous tea growing regions of Taiwan. For the tea lover on your list, there is nothing quite like a cup of fragrant quality tea, especially this time of year. Can anyone say “stocking stuffer”? Click here for more.
Every now and again, you come across a special item that changes your notion of what something can be. There are probably as many varieties of barbecue sauces as there are barbecue cooks, and many incorporate fruit for flavoring. But this offering from Aunt Berta’s incorporates an ingredient I’ve never seen before in a barbecue sauce: figs. The figs imbue a complex earthy sweetness that’s difficult to describe, but is over-the-top delicious. We suggest it for the barbecue lover on your list. Click here for more.
Chances are there is a devoted garlic lover you need to shop for this year. Garlic Gold, producers of organic garlic products made in California, introduces a brand new way of enjoying garlic. Their proprietary garlic nuggets are crunchy bites of garlicky heaven that can replace garlic and garlic powder in many traditional recipes and add a surprising textural element. This great little gift set includes the classic garlic gold nuggets in olive oil as well as garlic gold sea salt, extra virgin olive oil and Meyer lemon vinaigrette. Click here for more.
Food Channel Store Gift Certificate $(open amount)
A gift certificate to a great store is sometimes the best gift of all, for both the giver and receiver. Our staff is hard at work building a world class store here at The Food Channel. Our “shelves” are stocked with items ranging from barbeque smokers to gourmet brownies. We will also be adding a bevy of hard to find international delicacies in our World Market by the beginning of the year. Take the guess out of your shopping with this item that’s guaranteed to please. Click here for more.
We have lots more great gift ideas in The Food Channel Store; just be sure to place your orders by December 15 for Christmas delivery. It’s an easy way to remember the foodies in your life with something you know they’ll love!