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Best Foodie Gifts - Top Five Gifts for Foodies!
Are you a foodie, or is there a special food-loving kitchen dweller in your life? Sometimes, you just have to splurge on the good stuff, and holidays are a perfect time to buy a special foodie gift. What could be more romantic than cooking on Valentine's day with your sweetie? Here is a curated list of the top five gifts for foodies this year!
#1 Lodge Logic Grill Pan
Everyone who loves to cook needs a good quality grill pan. Not only do grill pans duplicate the outdoor BBQ for indoor cooking (especially in cold winters, when you're dying for some grilled food to remember summertime), but they also can be used in the BBQ itself for a cleaner and easier to clean up cooking experience. Not to mention the possibilities as a griddle - mmmm pancakes! The Lodge Logic grill pan is just the right size for all of your grilling needs, and comes from a highly reputable company. If you buy this grill pan, you'll have it for years to come - and you might find yourself passing it off to your kids one day!
Ridges on the bottom of this heavy cast-iron skillet make it perfect for grilling sausages, hamburgers, and steaks. Cast iron creates superior heat retention, heats evenly, and loves a campfire, unlike flimsier pans. This 11-1/4-inch pan features a cast-iron handle with a notch to allow for hanging, and two subtle side lips for pouring off grease or liquids. While the pan comes preseasoned to keep food from sticking, it works best when sprayed or lightly coated with vegetable oil before use. Whether used in a kitchen or camp, this virtually indestructible pan should last for generations.
#2 Jean Dubost Laguiole Steak Knives
Steak knives of good quality can make every cook's life easier - not only can good knives provide ease of chopping, cutting and crunching, but they are also safer and prevent kitchen injuries. Spend the money, you won't regret it!
Laguiole Stainles Steel Steak Knives, quite simply the best there is. Sleekly shaped and exceptionally balanced, these steak knives have been precision-crafted in the small French town of Laguiole since 1829. A French country tradition, they are distinguished by the gentle curve of the razor-sharp stainless steel blade and contoured elongated grip. The stainless steel handle is hallmarked with the signature Laguiole bee. Presented in a natural beech wood storage box. Dishwasher safe. Set of six 6 each 9"L.
#3 mypressi Twist Portable Expresso Maker
Take espresso with you wherever you need it, or brew a single cup just for yourself. The TWIST has won so many awards, and with good reason - its the perfect cup of coffee, requires no power, and is just the right amount. Every chef will love to have this in his or her kitchen for those days when you need a little extra boost to finish preparing the meal!
The stylish, award-winning mypressi TWIST is a revolutionary hand-held espresso maker that will change how, and where, you enjoy delicious coffee and espresso-based beverages. Voted best new consumer product of 2009/2010 by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA)-the world's largest association of coffee professionals—the TWST is truly portable and incredibly easy to use, yet makes delicious, smooth espresso time after time. Producing single or double shots from either fresh-ground coffee or ESE pods, the TWIST requires no external power. Just put in the pod or ground coffee, pour in some hot water and pull the trigger. Seconds later you will have a perfect espresso extraction: no lever, no dials, no power cords, and no complex set up. The TWIST is also easy to clean without requiring special tablets or complex cleaning procedures. Just give it a quick rinse when you’re done. Espresso requires high pressure to make a perfect shot. The TWIST’s extraordinary espresso engine uses the same 100% recyclable and affordable 8g pressure cartridges that have been safely used in whipped cream dispensers and soda makers around the world for over 80 years. Each cartridge has sufficient pressure to make up to four double shots and eight single shots of espresso. The TWIST’s patent-pending technology regulates the cartridge to provide the perfect amount of pressure required to make delicious shots of espresso time after time. The result is a perfectly smooth espresso extraction with a clean and clear taste that has enthused coffee lovers around the world. The New York Times called the espresso “sophisticated and balanced” and “delicious”. The TWIST also easily creates the espresso base for a delicious range of drinks and desserts from cappuccinos, mochas and lattes to affogatos, frozen coffee drinks, espresso martinis and more. It is the must-have espresso maker for those seeking truly delicious espresso, anytime, anyplace.
#4 AeroGrow AeroGarden
What foodie wouldn't love to have their own organic herb garden at their fingertips year round? Now, you can, with the AeroGarden! Easy to set up and overflowing with herbs, this is a foodie's dream come true! Plug it in, plant, and get ready to enjoy your own fresh herbs and veggies!
#5 KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer
It's the gold standard in mixers, and we'd be remiss if we didn't put the KitchenAid Stand Mixer on our best foodie gift list. Everyone wants one, and this is one gift that is always met with cries of joy!
Retro styled and easy to use, the KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer is the perfect kitchen companion. Employing a unique tilting head to facilitate bowl and content removal, this mixer is undeniably handy. Hassle-free total replacement warranty and one-year full warranty.
* Average capacity: nine cups of flour
* Mirror-polished stainless steel mixing bowl features an extra-large 5-qt. capacity and ergonomic handle
* Pouring shield reduces mess by channeling ingredients into bowl
* Powerful 325-watt motor effectively mixes even the toughest dough and batter
* Prepare up to four loaves of bread, nine dozen cookies or seven pounds of mashed potatoes