Well-spiced food is the gift that keeps on giving. Whether you're shopping for a well-seasoned spice hound or someone just embarking down the road of exotic flavors and ethnic cuisine, this guide has all the gear and ideas you need.
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The best way to a beer lover's heart might be through a rare, delicious brew, but here are a few other gift ideas for lager lovers and ale aficionados. Be sure to watch shipping dates and order any online gifts soon!
Nobody can survive the holidays on egg nog alone. Here are 10 ways to keep your caffeinated loved ones perky in the New Year. From coffee subscriptions to hand grinders, t-shirts to coffee beer—these gifts will make joe drinkers smile.
You can always buy the wine lover on your list a fantastic bottle of wine (or three). Wrap up a bottle of Lopez de Heredia and you're sure to please. Better yet, do a little detective work and find a magnum bottle from your loved one's favorite producer. But if you want to give your favorite oenophile a gift that will last a little longer, check out this roundup of seven suggestions. Cheers!
Whether you live in the city and you're sending a loved one New York's best, or you're bringing an expat New Yorker memories of home, there are all sorts of quintessential NYC eats. Here are our recommendations.
Staring at my towering stacks of cookbooks, I realized that unlike compilers of other top-ten lists, I had the distinct advantage of testing multiple recipes from each and every book we've featured. And for me, when it comes down to judging a cookbook, it's the success (or failure) of the recipes that counts for the most points.
It's true: winter is cold. But these sweet gift ideas will warm your favorite baker's heart—and kitchen! Old-school baking twine, colorful whisks, donut-shaped donut makers, and more.
Whether the burger lover in your life is into just eating burgers, making burgers, or wearing burgers, you should be able to find something worth getting in our burger lovers gift guide featuring slider-making tools, meat grinders, T-shirts, kitchen timers, 3D puzzles, and more. If you can't find the right burger-themed gift in this guide, check out our guides from 2007 and 2009.
What should you give your cheese-obsessed friends for the holidays? It's a vexing question. Cheese travels better than most perishables, but still you wouldn't want it sitting under a tree for any length of time. It might get messy and a certain aroma would almost certainly give it away. Instead, consider these seven ideas.
If you're looking for a gift for a pizza lover, you've just hit the jackpot. Here are our top suggestions to please your favorite pizza devotees, from Slice-tested home pizzamaking tools to ingredients to books, as well as pizza experiences your loved one will never forget.
There's no guarantee you'll find the perfect gift idea here, but as a spirits writer and cocktail enthusiast, I can say from experience that introducing drinks and bar items into the gift options usually makes people pretty happy. From basic bar tools to artisan syrups to just a damn good bottle of scotch, here are seven gift for the imbibers on your list.
There's no shortage of grilling paraphernalia out there, but this list of eight items (condiment accessories, t-shirts, aprons, and more) represents that balance of practicality and awesomeness in a way that is sure to set any griller's heart aflame.
Healthy eaters: historically, they're pretty tough to buy gifts for. Popular cookbooks are chancy, Omaha Steaks won't cut it, and chocolate is out of the question (unless it's the good stuff). Never fear. From delicious dips to fun apparel, this guide should make shopping for your nutritionally minded loved one a little easier.
Whether you're shopping for a full-time hot dog history buff or just someone who likes cool stuff and an occasional chili dog, there's plenty of frankfurter-related merchandise to choose from. Here are 10 interesting gifts to give this year.
Sure, there are chocolate-of-the-month clubs and ready-made gift baskets, but why not get something a little different for the chocolate fiend in your life? From secret ingredients to exotic vacations, here's a selection of seven unique, chocolatey holiday gift ideas.
This selection of gifts is geared to make any heat-obsessed fan happy throughout the year. It ranges from teeny Tabasco bottles and Sriracha peas (move over, wasabi peas) for stocking stuffers to hanging pepper plants. Check out this roundup of seven gift ideas, none of them over $35, for spicy food fiends.
I have trouble wearing plain T-shirts. They're just so...empty. But slap on a happy doughnut or sad taco and I'm good to go. If you or someone you loves feel the same way, get them a food-related graphic T-shirt for the holidays. Here are eight of my suggestions—admittedly, suggestions that skew towards the realm of the cute, colorful, and silly. Feel free to share your suggestions below!
We're kicking off our holiday gift guide series with 8 pieces of equipment that can help your loved ones (or yourself, if you're the self-gifting type) become better cooks. Whether it's something as fancy as a $96 thermometer (essential!) or an under $15 stocking-stuffer timer (also essential!), there's something here for everyone's budget. And I can almost guarantee that at least one item on this list isn't already in their kitchen collection.