Our gift-guide marathon continues. Don't know a raging carnivore? Try our full complement of lists. —Ed.
Ever wonder what to get for the meat lover who has it all? Being an avid carnivore myself for thirty-or-so years now, I've received my fair share of meat-themed gifts, and these are some of my all-time favorites. They should warm the heart of just about anybody with a taste for meat.
Personalized Branding Iron: A carnivore is possessive by nature; they don't want anyone touching their prized cuts of meat. With this personalized branding iron from Texas Irons, that will no longer be a concern. Clearly steak your claim on a side of beef. Available online at texasirons.com, Starting at $24.95
17th St. Barbecue: A jaunt in Reno at The Best in the West: Nugget Rib Cook-off left my with a conclusion that I've always known: Mike Mills is still churning out some of the best ribs in the country. Order your loved one a rack of the Illinois joint's world famous baby backs, or for a real treat, go for the whole barbecue feast. Available online at 17thstreetbarbecue.com, starting at $29.99
Sweet Meats: Dreams are destined to be meat-filled when you snuggle up with the oddly adorable plush meats from Sweet Meats. They come in varieties of t-bones, pork chops, ham hock, and bacon. Available online at sweet-meats.com, starting at $17.99
Iberico Ham: Want to really show off? An order of Iberico ham should do the trick. Sure it's pricey, but this is the ham of hams. The name alone will get any meat lover salivating. Available online at jamon.com, starting at $34.50 for 4 oz.
Oldies But Goodies
These might look familiar but I couldn't imagine my Meat Lovers gift guide without 'em.
Bacon of the Month Club: As a recent recipient of this myself, I can wholeheartedly say it has to be one of the best meat gifts out there. With a seemingly more delicious package of bacon arriving at your doorstep each month, it's the gift that keeps on giving. Available online at gratefulpalate.com, staring at $190
River Cottage Meat Book: A true meat bible. If it weren't for the shear size and weight of this masterpiece, I would never leave home without it. A library must-have for any fan of meat. Available online at amazon.com, $26.40
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