Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Gift Guide :: For the Expert Foodie

Buying for the expert foodie is daunting. Their food vocabulary probably far surpasses yours and they whip up complicated four course meals in the time it takes you to put a roast in the oven. The good news is Sunday Suppers is here to help you impress even the most well-read and foodie this holiday season.
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Thomas Keller is most certainly every expert foodie's idol. They have probably made the pilgrimage to French Laundry, Bouchon, Per Se, Bouchon Bakery, or the new Ad Hoc, and had nothing short of a religious experience. Ad Hoc, the newest additon to the restaurant group, is family style and relaxed. And so, his latest amazing cookbook is the same: a bit more attainable, but still Thomas Keller ;).

The world of cheese is endless. Even the most mature cheese palate can be expanded. Trust the top authorities at Murray's to send your expert foodie 3 different 1.5 lbs of cheese each month for 4, 6, or 12 months. A gift that keeps on giving--and impressing.

Everybody loves a little bite to their food, and Dean & Deluca has a unique way for the expert foodie to do this: a salt sampler, including Cyprus Flake Salt, Murray River Salt from Australia, Fleur de Sel from France, and coarse Himalayan Pink Salt. A great little trip around the globe in beautiful salts.
Anarchy in a jar is by far the coolest jam we have come across to date. Even your expert foodie can't have dreamed of these unique combinations. With current choices like Hot Fireman’s Pear and Apple Sass, we want each one for our morning toast and afternoon biscuits.
We know this one is no small purchase, but it is so hot-off-the-press it's not even in stores yet (online only!) The SousVide, available at Sur la Table, is the first water oven available for home cooking. A favorite tool of many critically acclaimed chefs, your expert foodie will be the first on their block with this healthy, flavor retaining, easy-to-use oven. (Please note your chef will need a vacuum sealer as well!)
A foodie can never have too many olive oils--whether it's for some rustic bread dipping, or flavoring a dish, there are many delicious varieties out there. Here is one of our favorites: Stone house Tangerine olive oil from California. Sweet and savory at once, we can't get enough. Found at Provisions Shop.

1 comment:

  1. I'm all over getting a copy of Ad Hoc for Christmas. (it's on my list) And those salts. Great list!