Sunday, December 12, 2010

Great Christmas Gifts For Foodies

If you are looking for that special something to give your favorite foodie this holiday season, here are some unique ideas:

I looked everywhere for a single decanter like the one that my wine was served in at the bar at the Ritz Hotel. After looking for months, I decided that CB2’s decanter was close enough and what could I lose – it was $5.00.

I was stunned when it came as the quality was beautiful – yes, did I say this $5 decanter is beautiful? It honestly looks like I paid $60 for it.

Since then, I’ve ordered a number of things. What you get is the unusual of very high quality at an incredibly low price. This is my find of the year!


Taste of Chicago

Want to give someone a taste of Sweet Home Chicago? Lous Malnati’s Pizza, Portillo’a Beef, Carson’s Ribs, Garrett’s Popcorn and more. Any time your loved one has hometown cooking on their mind, it’s on the menu and they ship it out that day and deliver it fresh.

Taste of Chicago

Sur La Table

Sur La Table

Sur La Table is one of my favorite kitchen stores. They provide a wide variety of stocking stuffers and other gadgets for your favorite foodie. How about the gift of a cooking class? Can you think of anything better to do than learn a new skill when it’s snowing outside?

They also have a professional line of bakeware that is inexpensive and very high quality.

Sur La Table Professional Bakeware

Fusion Brands

Fusion Brands

The $15 foodpod will save you time when boiling, blanching or steaming by containing, removing and draining foods like eggs, veggies, shellfish. It’s simple to use and a real time saver when cooking.

Cuisinart Weight Digital Kitchen Scale

Kitchen Scale

I learned to use a scale at the bakery where the chefs never measure their ingredients, they weigh them.

Hammacher Schlemmer

Indoor Pressure Smoker

Pressure Smoker

Imagine that this indoor pressure smoker cooks barbecue brisket in only one hour--five times faster than traditional methods. You’ll be creating great dishes in no time flat!

The device cooks food up to 70% faster while causing wood chips to release flavor-enhancing smoke. I want one!

Michelin Guide Chicago 2011

Michelin Guide

After two years of research by Michelin's team of anonymous inspectors, the company introduced the MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2011, showcasing the finest restaurants and hotels in Chicago.

You can put that one in my stocking because I have yet to find it at an airport bookstore.