The holiday season is upon us. If you don’t know the difference between a truffle and a portobello but you have a friend who’s the largest food snob of life, this is the guide for you.
Friends, here’s our wonderfully snooty, yummy, Foodie Gift Guide.
Well made wood items for the kitchen are one of the easiest things to deprive yourself of. Splintery, poor quality wood boards and spoons are prevalent. Give your friend an ego boost by hooking them up with a great meat board or some well crafted bamboo or maple spoons for cooking with. We’re loving Timbers, a Canadian line available at Cookery (303 Roncesvalles Ave).
2. Cooking classes
This is especially great for busy friends who benefit from a fixed date to see each other on. Invest in a class that’s ongoing for a few months or a one night event that’ll give you some great memories and nibblies. There’s tonnes of options in Toronto. Check out class listings at Cookery, Culinarium, George Brown College, the TDSB or LCBO.
3. Soda Stream
Ok we admit this option is so last year but it’s also still so great. Sparkling water is a bloody ripoff, for the $100-$120 you spend on this you can drink all the bubbley water you want each day without worrying about breaking your back carrying Perrier home from the grocery store. If you buy it from The Bay they’ve got a great recycling program that’ll save money on the carbonation canisters too.
4. A cast iron dutch oven from Le Creuset
Let it be said this iconic line of beautifully coloured enameled cast iron pots is on the pricer end of the spectrum, so this is only a good gift for someone you’re very close to and who you know will appreciate this. In addition to even cooking surfaces and great culinary experiences, these colourful pots are perfect to pull out of the oven and place directly on the table. They’re that good looking.
5. Magnetic knife rack
You may not be able to afford a knife set and that’s okay because they likely already own a good one. But a trendy, space saving way to store their knives? Well that you can do. Everyone from IKEA to your favourite stand alone shop is selling these things. Mount it anywhere on the wall and let the magic of magnets store knives eternally. It adds a great pro kitchen look to the area.
6. Gourmet goodies delivered to your doorstep.
We’d suggest subscribing to the cheese, chocolate or pasta boxes from Amazing Clubs Canada.
Promptly after you give your foodie gift, we’d recommend inviting yourself over for dinner.