Christmas shopping season is well under way. The holiday will be upon us before the end of the month, and many people are still scrambling for gift ideas, not yet having settled on that perfect item for one or more special someones. Collected here are a few suggestions for giving to anyone who is special to you and adores food and cooking. From kitchen items to culinary travel, these items are of middling expense and are certain to make someone’s season bright.
Wine Tasting in Atlanta
Where to find it: Xperience Days
Pair someone you love with this 2-hour tasting of six to twelve wines presented with light fare and useful information about each vintage. Sampling new tastes and small bites in an atmosphere conducive to discussion and learning makes for a fun time.
Where to find it: Uncommon Goods
My love of tagine cooking is well-documented in past articles and recipes I’ve published. All I can say is that every kitchen should have one. If not for yourself, then for the one(s) you love, consider giving a tagine a home this holiday season.
Where to find it: Hammacher Schlemmer
Churrascaria cooking speaks to my primal instincts. Distilled to its most basic characteristic, it involves grilling meat that’s been skewered on swords. Granted, we don’t all have access to a firepit full of glowing coals, but that doesn’t mean those who don’t should be denied. This compact enclosure comes with skewers and ensures that no grilled meat lover will be left out in the cold.
Vinturi Wine Aerator Deluxe
Where to find it: Red Envelope
Perfectly aerate a glass of red in a matter of seconds. This device boasts a splash-proof design, sediment filter, and such ease of usage that it can be operated with one hand. This one is certain to earn you high marks for presentation the next time you entertain.
Rare, Medium, Well Branding Iron Gift Box Set
Where to find it: Groom Stand
No more struggling to remember which steak is rare and which is well-done. Brand your grillables with these irons that plainly and attractively signify varying degrees of doneness: “R” for “rare,” “M” for “medium,” and “W” for “well.”
Froth ‘n Sauce Milk Frother/Sauce Maker
Where to find it: Coffee&Kitchen
A good multi-purpose item, this gem can be used to prepare custards and hot beverages as well as velvety sauces (including gravy and cheese fondue) and frothy toppings for your latte or cappuccino.
Three-Station Buffet Server
Where to find it: Taylor Gifts
No more struggling to ensure that multiple courses all reach the table hot and stay that way. This stainless steel buffet server lets you set and maintain precise serving temperatures for three separate food trays. Lids hold in the heat, and make transporting the server without spilling its contents a breeze.