Thursday, November 1, 2012

Top 12 Holiday Kitchen Gifts Under $50.00


Burma: Rivers Of Flavor is a new cookbook shining light on Myamar's cuisine celebrating the flavors we all crave, ginger, lime, lemongrass, coconut and more (NYT review). 

Once you try Peter Van Dykes sun-dried CA Sulfured Blenheim Apricots you will wish you discovered them long ago. For the best foodie gift, buy a pound, transfer to a nice LARGE glass jar like these vintage blue ball jars, attach a few recipes, and don't forget to add a note on how to order
more. I offer a large jar of these sweet and tangy apricots at my holiday parties. The flavor is out of this world!

La Boite Spices are sought after by many famous chefs including Eric Ripert. The extensive varieties and the quality of the single spices are out of the world. View the catalog and call in an order or order online here.

The Star of the 1950's, the Ice Cube Tray, is back with style, featuring an all new stainless steel look, large ice cubes, and an easy to use handle.

Dish Towels by Ruby Lu, oh and these too are precious! One of my (tiny) pet peeves is old dish towels, so I'm always collecting new ones in exciting patterns and textiles. These are a precious gift!

Tea connoisseurs will love the quality and healing benefits of the reputable Salus Haus herbal German teas. As a fan for 10 years, I appreciate the dedication and effective strength of these teas. A reminder that these are herbal teas, not always delicious but drank for good health as they have been in Germany for decades. Some of my top pics are Nieren-Blasentee, Anise/Fennel/Caraway, Verdauungs (call Smallflower for translations). Buy an assortment, package them up yourself, and include this new book on teas.

Out of the five assorted pepper mills in my kitchen, this one is the most used because of efficiency and easy refilling. When people see me using it they always ask where they can buy one.

The Meat Tenderizer is a tool that no kitchen should be without.

Olympic Provisions Artisanal Sausages - I'm a huge fan!!! This is a must for those who appreciate fine charcuterie! The way to go is buy five @ $10.00 each and receive free shipping.

Fat Toad Farm has been making delicious addictive caramel for years, but only this year did they come out with the Salted Bourbon Caramel. It's divine served with sauteed bananas, drizzled over pies/cakes, and a staple over Ice Cream. This gift box makes the sweetest gift for the foodie in your world.

Jerusalem is a new cookbook that is headed to the cookbook bestsellers list and has a special place in my kitchen.

Rosle makes smart and innovative kitchen tools, some still made in Germany, all with a lifetime warranty. There new Pizza Wheel  is the best on the market and it's sleek design is comfortable to use. Makes a great gift for your friends who love homemade pizza!

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