The biggest favour you can do for a foodie is introduce them to Quebecois food producer Société-Orignal, who work with small, independent regional farms and seek out under-utilized ingredients to make treats like their raw linden honey and utterly divine sweet goat’s milk jam.
Truffle Hunter‘s Italian-made professional-quality truffle shaver has adjustable stainless steel blades to control the thickness of the sublime fungi, so one may lavish their plate of pasta, scrambled eggs, or a traditional Piedmont Fontina cheese fondue with fresh, delicate shavings.
London’s Charbonnel et Walker hold a Royal Warrant as Chocolate Manufacturers to the Queen; which makes good sense, considering how delightfully indulgent they are, creamy and rich in their little gilded boxes. Is it just us, or do they call to be eaten as one relaxes in a pink bubble bath?
The sheer retro-glory of the cookie jar alone makes it an excellent gift; this charming cherry Le Creuset model is ready to wholly preoccupy the offspring of any talented baker who keeps it stocked with their famous chocolate-chip.
A true connoisseur understands the flavours of a meal can be enhanced by the dishware that serves it; Wallace Silversmith offers a 65-piece set of gold-plated flatware with delicate beaded detailing, bringing a regal touch to any meal.
The Bonne O beverage appliance infuses any liquid (water, juice, wine) with effervesce. One may also add fruits, spices, or herbs to concoct a truly customized fizzy drink, opening up endless opportunities for inventive cocktail mixes.
If bonbons are too precious for the sweet tooth on your list, offer a Compartés gourmet chocolate bar set, in flavours like Donuts & Coffee, Dark Chocolate & Pretzels, Apple Pie, Hazelnut Toast, Trail Mix, Cereal, Whisky, S’Mores, and more.
The fourth book by blogger Heidi Swanson, internationally-inspired Near & Far explores everything from the shōjin ryōri style cooking of Japanese Zen Buddhist monasteries to the best ways to prepare kale, focusing on seasonality, whole foods, and health throughout.
Holiday gifts for foodies.
The connoisseur is a true lover of food; someone with a refined palate who enjoys high-end fine-dining as much as a hearty bowl of hot ramen on a rainy day, and a rich, ripe persimmon for a snack. Spoil them with kitchen updates and exquisite flavours.
See more from NUVO’s Holiday Gift Guide.
November 30, 2015