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For some people food is for survival. For me, food is life. I don’t eat to live-I live to eat! With that thought in mind I created an epic foodie gift basic for the food lover in your life.
1. Milk Frother
This is a great gift for the coffee lover in your life who doesn’t have room for an espresso machine. Let them have fun creating various coffee creations such as lattes and cappuccinos with this this electric milk frother.
2. White Truffle Salt
Is a pungent and amazing addition to lamb or risotto. The truffle is a mushroom that can’t be cultivated and tends to be an expensive condiment to enjoy on a regular basis. White truffle salt is the gateway foodie drug to other more decadent treats.
3. Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
This salt tastes different from the typically table salt that graces most tables. As the name indicates, this salt is mined in the Himalayans. Finish off your dish with this beautiful spice.
4. Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Caramels
There are few things that dark chocolate doesn’t make better and caramel is one of those things. These decadent treats are topped off with a light sprinkle of sea salt create a wonderful sweet and salty flavor. Enjoy with a great cup of coffee.
5. Dura Casa Coffee Bean Grinder
This gift is for the diehard coffee lover in your life. They are the person who refuses to drink pre-ground coffee and has an almost encyclopedic knowledge about all things involving “the bean.”
6. Sriracha Lunch Box
This is the perfect gift for the die hard sriracha addict. If you’re a fan of the pungent hot sauce and love to bring lunch to work this a fun gift for you.
If there is a foodie gift for the season, the Spiralizer is it. If you’re planning on loosing weight during the New Year this could be a helpful and fun tool to use during your weight loss journey. S
8. Stovetop Espresso Maker
There are still some coffee diehards who refuse to drink drip coffee. The Stovetop Espresso Maker uses a percolating system to brew rich cups of espresso every time. Every time you use this deceptively old-fashioned system you will feel like you’re in Italy.
You never know when you a craving for ice cream or yogurt will hit you. Cuisinart delivers a great quality machine that is compact and easy to use.
10. Truffle/Chocolate/ or Vegetable slicer
Add additional finesse and flavor to any dish with thin slices of your favorite ingredients. Thinly slice garlic cloves and if you’re lucky enough to have black truffles on hand use this tool to create dishes that will blow the minds of your friends and family.
11. Olive Oil Dispenser
Manage the amount of oil you dispense with this silver can made in Italy. Keep your olive oil in cool dark places to preserve the quality of the product.
11. 1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die
Sometimes you just need a challenge and the book 1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die is the ultimate challenge for the discerning foodie. Eat foods such as: lutefisk, haggis, and casu marzu (look that one up) Have fun!
12. Korean Bulgogi Cooking Kit
Korean food has been all of the rage for several years now. It’s fresh, has a great depth of flavor and the spices are appealing to everyone. Bulgogi is a wonderful dish to start with if you’ve never had Korean food before. This kit includes all of the spices and suggestions about which fresh ingredients you should purchase in order to make the dish.
13. Organic Mushroom Growing Kit
Have fun growing your own organic mushrooms. It can be a little weird to look at, but if you have children they will love the process of cultivating and nurturing their own fresh food.
14. San Francisco Sourdough Bread Starter
There is an art to making good bread. Sourdough bread is a whole different beast. Fortunately, the amateur bread maker can skip a huge step by ordering a sourdough starter. Make sure to read the directions included with the starter so that you can continue making great sourdough from the original starter that you received.
15. Nonstick Baking Pans
Make meal clean up much easier with these nonstick baking pans. Surprisingly affordable and nicely designed, these pans are a welcome addition to every cook’s kitchen.
16. BBQ Sampler Kit
There can never be enough BBQ in your life. This sampler kit will help you to decide which BBQ sauce is your favorite!
17. Moleskin Recipe Journal
Most lifelong cooks have collected hundreds of recipes throughout the course of their cooking careers. There’s a point when it’s nice to have the recipes written down in a personal journal. Moleskin is the European standard for nicely-crafted and well-designed journals.
18. Mortar and Pestle
Elevate your cooking game with freshly mixed spices that you grind into spicy concoctions that will make you feel like you’re cooking in a restaurant.
20. Sir Kensington’s Ketchup
Ketchup doesn’t have to be a sugar-laden condiment that seems better suited for a sweet dish instead of savory items such as French fries and hamburgers. Sir Kensington’s Ketchup tastes the way that homemade ketchup should taste. A savory combination of ketchup, spices, and vinegar.