So it’s that time of year again, and whilst I’ve got a million other things I should probably be getting on with, this post always seems popular, so for those of you out there still reading this blog, I thought I better not leave you hanging.
So in no particular order, here are my top 10 gift ideas for the food lover in your life.
You’re going to need to find a rich relative for this one. The Big Green Egg is barbecue / smoker / pizza oven / outdoor cooking wet dream that not only looks like a bomb, it is the bomb. More controllable and efficient than a barbecue, it seals in moisture and flavour, which can only be a good thing. I want one so bad it hurts. Someone make it happen. Pretty please.
April Bloomfield is an ex-pat British chef who’s been killing the New York restaurant scene for almost a decade. In this, her first book, she lays out the food that has made her a star. Simple, unpretentious recipes using great ingredients. Along with Margot Henderson’s ‘You’re All Invited‘, the ladies have the Christmas cook books all wrapped up this year.
By this time next year, I’m pretty sure affordable enamel-ware will have had it’s day, so snap up this rather attractive prep set including an array of bowls and a colander before it’s all over.
The Ice Cream ball uses the oldest of the old school ice cream making methodologies, freezing point depression. Just add your ingredients in to one side of the ball, and ice and salt into the other, roll it around a bit, and you’ve got yourself some ice cream. Just. Like. That.