The Bay Area is full of gourmands, but what do you get them for the holidays? Le Creuset has some fantastic offerings in cookware (B, $25 to $400, www.lecreuset.com), including items that can go right from the oven to the dining table. Le Creuset cookware evenly distributes heat and can double as food storage after cooking.
Carolyn’s Kitchen offers stylish and sexy aprons in a variety of bright colors and patterned themes. The candy cane apron (H, $38, www.carolynskitchenonline.com) has an especially nice holiday feel to it. Matching gloves with built-in bling make washing the dishes a lot more fun as well.
Sur la Table’s Things Cooks Love collection (D, tools from $14 to $79.95, www.surlatable.com) is sure to endear you to the food enthusiast in your life. With a story behind each item, the cheese slicer, bread knife and chocolate truffle shaver will delight discerning cooks.
A funky mushroom kitchen timer (F, $12, www.fredflare.com) brings back fond memories of Mario Brothers and lends a little fun to waiting for that apple pie to finish baking.
Godiva’s Caramel Milk Chocolate Liqueur (E, $27 for 750 ml, www.drinkgodiva.com) is almost dangerously delicious and perfect for a nightcap. Serve it with Peet’s chocolate covered cherries (G, $6, www.peets.com) for a truly scrumptious dessert.
The Veuve Clicquot Traveller (C, $85, www.veuve-clicquot.com) is perfect for the galloping gourmet on your list. It comes with two beautiful wine glasses and a bottle of Champagne.
For foodie families, try the Foodie Fight trivia game (A, $18.95, www.chroniclebooks.com). It’s sure to spark some laughter with categories ranging from celebrity chefs to food science and proper dining etiquette.
Article published in The San Fransisco Chronicle’s “Holiday Gift Guide” custom publication on December 5, 2007. Download PDF of original article “Gifts for the foodie” to view full layout with PHOTOS!
© Gabriana Marks 2012.
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