Holiday > The 24 Foodie Gifts of Christmas
The holidays are a great time to buy that perfect gift for the Foodie in your life! Each day Black Diamond Caterers, local food experts, will share gifts for a foodie. From cooking tools to unique products and foods, you can't go wrong with one of these gifts. A new gift will be added each day until December 24th!
Dec. 1 Foodie Gift #1: A Cocktail Book & Bitters!
Let’s Bring Back-The Cocktail Edition AND a bottle of Bittermens Boston Bittahs. I listened to an interview with the author, Lesley Blume, and knew I had to have it! COCTAILS ARE NOW THE RAGE and these refreshed oldies will wow you. A must have along with a bottle of Bittermens Bitters, a small batch producer in Brooklyn, NY. Superior products! If you don’t quite grasp the purpose of bitters…. Good Bitters are to cocktails what Good Salt is to food! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbL-LDDgFPg
Dec 2nd Foodie Gift #2: Joseph Joseph products!
Need a gift for a young couple or a spaced starved kitchen or for someone who loves clever design! Cool cutting boards like the Rinse and Chop, futuristic tools like the Fold Flat Grater and cool new TriScale Folding Digital Scale for weighing ingredients……really, really snazzy stuff! http://www.josephjoseph.com/
Dec 3rd Foodie Gift #3: A beautiful Granite Mortar and Pestle from Chefs Catalog!
Anyone who cooks or bakes has at one time or another wanted a mortar and pestle. Used for crushing spices, herbs, pesto, guacamole, nuts, dried chili peppers, salsa and even gazpacho! It is a heavy, quality piece that will sit pridefully in plain sight on any kitchen’s counter. Buy it…they will love you. www.chefscatalog.com
Day 4th Foodie Gift #4: Award winning Old Sin Dry Cider from Slyboro Cider House at Hicks Orchard.
Slyboro makes fine hard ciders from assorted apples on their over one hundred year old orchard located in Granville, NY. This is a delight to pair with food at dinner or serve at parties. A pure treat for the palette and…..fits in a stocking! Ships to your door. www.slyboro.com
Dec 5th Foodie Gift #5:
Vintage issues of the prized Chocolatier Magazine! An outstanding magazine no longer in print but still available. Each issue is a treasure of ideas and recipes from the pros. Perfect for that baker on your list! http://backissues.com/titles/Chocolatier-Magazine
Dec 6th Foodie Gift #6 Mapleland Farms Pure Maple Syrup!
Located in the hamlet of Salem, NY on the VT border, Terry and David Campbell have been making premium Maple Syrup from the maple trees surrounding their family farm since 1972. Maple Syrup is coveted around the world for its uniqueness. A wonderful gift for your foodie! www.maplelandfarms.com!
Dec 7th Foodie Gift #7 Bamix Immersion Blender!
The power house of all hand held blenders, a must for every kitchen. There is no list of foods/recipes/tasks long enough that this piece of extraordinary equipment can't tackle. http://www.askinosie.com
Dec 8th Foodie Gift #8 Askinosie Chocolate!
Fill a Chocoholic's stocking with rich, fare trade, origin chocolate knowing each bar is made from beans delivered from a specific farm then roasted, ground and mixed at Askinosie. This company not only creates real chocolate not mass produced confection but also makes certian the farming communities benefit from their hard work. http://www.bamix.com
Dec 9th Foodie Gift #9 Dean's Beans Coffee!
100% Organic & Fair Trade, this coffee is sensational! Making relationships with each farmer on one side then offering exceptional service and coffee on the other. They are actively aware of their commitment to Real Fair Trade. You can create a customized blend and label for the Foodie on your holiday list! http://www.deansbeans.com/
Dec 10th Foodie Gift#10 Fagor Duo Pressure Cooker!
Fast, easy and healthy cooking....cooks with busy lives can still create amazing dishes but in a fraction of the time. This quality, stailess steel pressure cooker comes in several sizes and is super easy to use. Pressure cooking is coming back in a big way and Fagor is the perfect gift.
Dec 11th Foodie Gift # 11 Charles H. Baldwin & Sons Extracts!
Located in W. Stockbridge, MA, this family company is over 100 years old! Exceptional quality, apothecary bottle styling and a nice selection....an assortment will be an excellent gift for the baker on your list. Vanilla is the most popular but I am a huge fan of the peppermint and anise!
Dec 12th Foodie Gift #12 Oxo Spatulas & Turners!
A cook's dream is to decide which spatula in their arsenal will work best for the tast at hand! Every kind and style of well designed spatula from Oxo has a purpose. Buy several and tie a big bow around them!
Dec 13th Foodie Gift #13 Sea Salt Blends from Coastal Goods!
Famed cookbook author, Sarah Leah Chase, has created flavor profiles of salts and peppers based on her extensive gastronomic travels. Sarah brings a world of intense flavors to the kitchen of the chef on your Holiday List!
Dec 14th Foodie Gift #14 Seasoned 12" Lodge Cast Iron Skillet!
There is no kitchen that should be without one! I use mine so often it rarely gets put away, instead resting on my stove top waiting for its next food venture. Lodge has been making quality cast iron products for over one hundred years.
Dec 15th Foodie Gift #15 Puckers Gourmet Pickles!
Is there a pickle lover on your list? Handcrafted & hand packed in rural Washington County, NY, these pickles are amazing! Give one of each: Half Sour Garlic, Dilly Sweet, Super Garlic Sour & Habanero Fire Sour.
Dec 16th Foodie Gift #16 Foodie Fight or Wine Wars Trivia Games!
Created by Joyce Lock, these games are very fun and allow you to strut your culinary prowess. The games are intelligent and cover a wide span of culinary and/or wine topics. Rave reviews are everywhere from owners and I will add mine.....Great Game!!
Dec 17th Foodie Gift #17 Vermont Salumi!
This season ignore the the mass produced usual sausage and give the gift of craftsmanship. Making unbelievably delicious, fine Salumi, founder Peter Colman, combines his years of apprenticeships in his native Italy with Vermont's agricultural landscape to create "The cure for the common meat". Pasture raised, hormone and antibiotic free the sausages are produced in small batches. Choices are the Daily Grind, the Roma, the Benito and lastly, Great Expectations which is the classic pub style English banger.
Check back each day until December 24th for the newest food!