Holiday shopping for your favorite foodie
A round-up of food-related ideas for your 2011 holiday gift list.
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Possibly my all-time favorite kitchen gift is this hilarious and charming Food Lovers tea towel. I hang it up as a decoration! My reliable mixer is getting a bit old, so wouldn’t it be fun jazzed up with these utensil decals? This adorable pig patterned rug would brighten up any kitchen, as would these colorful and fun monogrammed coasters. My most valued kitchen tools are Le Creuset enamalled cast-iron cookware, but it doesn’t come cheap. This special offer on a very useful 3-1/2 quart size would make a stunning gift for any cook, from beginner to seasoned hand. Fun little kits, with pretty accessories and recipes make great gifts, for the cupcake baker, the cheese lover or the canning fanatic.Skip to next paragraph
The Runaway Spoon
Perre Magness has studied food and cooking around the world, mostly by eating, but also through serious study. Coursework at Le Cordon Bleu London and intensive courses in Morocco, Thailand and France has broadened her own culinary skill and palate. The kitchen of choice is at home, cooking like most people, experimenting with unique but practical ideas.
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But maybe the best gift of all is giving on behalf of someone you love to someone in need. There are so many great organizations to give to that will create special cards you can wrap up for your recipient or have it sent directly to them. Heifer International is really cheeky. Give a friend a goat, or a hive of bees, that will help a community sustain itself. They have a gift catalog and make great cards for giving. And for all those peanut butter sandwiches you make during the year, make a gift of Plumpy Nut, a therapeutic nut paste feeding thousands of hungry children through UNICEF. As food banks are under more strain than ever,these holiday gift tags from Share Our Strength will help feed hungry Americans.
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