Gift Guide for the Foodie
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Foodie. It’s a term that has gotten a bad rap over the past few years. It conjures up images of self-righteous hipsters taking pictures of every plate that gets put in front of them. But when we say “foodie” we mean that person in your group who loves to cook, and who truly appreciates a good meal and a great drink, but who isn’t a total douche about it. This gift guide is for that guy.

Make co. Beton Concrete & Iroko Patio Table

Most of the foodies we know love nothing more than to share a meal with the people they're closest with. So that means that a true foodie needs the perfect place to serve food. With the Make co. Beton Concrete & Iroko Patio Table, which looks just as good in your dining room as it does in your backyard, he'll have a piece that upgrades any space, but is simple enough to let the food shine.

Tom Dixon Tank Whiskey Decanter

Tom Dixon has come to quietly redefine conceptions of British heritage design. As a product designer with numerous accolades under his belt, Dixon’s accessories range offers home gifts all made from premium, durable materials like wood, marble, and copper. Amongst this collection of aesthetically pleasing and practical items is the Tom Dixon Tank Whiskey Decanter, which is an ode to the “water of life.” This modern and streamlined container is a luxurious way to enjoy your favorite scotch, whiskey, or bourbon. Painstakingly crafted from mouth-blown glass, the decanter has a one-liter capacity and features distinctive copper accents.

Work Sharp Culinary E5 Electric Knife Sharpener

Your kitchen knives should be at least as sharp as you are. A fine blade speaks volumes about your kitchen, your attention to detail, and your care for your tools. As such, a sharp knife is the perfect way to send the right message, whether you’re slicing a tomato or annihilating an onion. The Work Sharp Culinary E5 Electric Knife Sharpener is the item you didn't know you needed
Professional-grade honing surfaces and belts give your favorite knives a long-lasting edge that’s a joy to control. MicroForge technology (which is just as impressive as it sounds) creates a more durable edge by adding microscopic facets along the cutting edge. One-touch programming keeps the sharpening process simple and foolproof. And a separate honing rod is perfect for quick touch-ups between sharpenings, so you can quickly refine your knife’s edge when you need it most.

The Smoking Gun by Breville

The innovative Smoking Gun from Breville makes it possible to infuse a variety of foods and drinks with natural smoky flavors like apple wood and hickory—without adding any heat. Simply load the burn chamber with your choice of wood chips, light, and blow smoke into a covered container. Stir or swirl, and then allow the smoke to infuse for a few minutes. Give the gift of a whole new world of flavor possibilities with this unique, easy-to-use tool.

Meater Wireless Meat Thermometer

Meet Meater, the first wireless smart meat thermometer that allows you to measure your food's internal temperature, no matter what cooking method you're using. This handy device has dual sensors that monitor internal and ambient temperatures concurrently, ensuring that your meat cooks perfectly. Plus, their iOS and Android app lets you cook from afar, providing you with a countdown to when your meat is done and alerting you when it's time to take it off the grill.

Cheese of the Month Club

Starting at $275
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This is one of the most delicious gifts you can give. With a Murray's Cheese of the Month Club subscription, you'll be sure to please even the pickiest cheese lover on your list. Here’s how it works: At the beginning of each month, Murray's in-house cheesemongers go into their caves and taste EVERYTHING. Tasting is crucial because cheeses have a life of their own, as flavors and textures can change from month to month. After sampling through the whole cave (tough job, right?), they decide on the three most spectacular cheeses of the moment, and send those delicious superstars out to subscribers.

On the second Thursday of every month, subscribers receive these three cheeses right to their doorstep. Cheeses come packaged in an insulated Murray’s box with ice packs and a pamphlet explaining the featured cheeses.

Wake The Tree Magnetic Knife Rack

$99 - $140
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This handcrafted magnetic knife rack from Wake the Tree is a stylish and convenient addition to any kitchen. Crafted from beautiful solid wood and steel, the rack has strong magnets embedded throughout the piece, securely holding knives of all sizes, scissors, measuring cups, bottle openers and other metal kitchen utensils. Simply mount the metal channel to the wall with included fasteners — the hidden magnets will hold the wood piece perfectly within the channel.

State Bird Provisions Cookbook

Few restaurants have taken the nation by storm in the way that San Francisco's State Bird Provisions has. Inspired by their years catering parties, chefs Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski use dim sum style carts to offer guests small but finely crafted dishes ranging from Potato Chips with Crème Fraiche and Cured Trout Roe, to Black Butter-Balsamic Figs with Wagon Wheel Cheese Fondue, to their famous savory pancakes, along with a menu of more substantial dishes such as their signature fried quail with stewed onions.

In the debut cookbook from this acclaimed restaurant, Brioza and Krasinski share recipes for their most popular dishes along with stunning photography, and inspire readers to craft an unforgettable meal of textures, temperatures, aromas, and colors that excite all of the senses. Perfect for any aspiring chef on your list.

Cheese Grotto Fresco

If you have someone on your list who takes their cheese seriously (and we mean seriously), then the Cheese Grotto Fresco, crafted from birch wood, may be just what you've been looking for. Because birch is slower to absorb and release moisture, it is perfect for long-term cheese storage. Plus, it ripens soft cheeses and adds a woodsy flavor to them.

With measurements of 7 inches by 9 inches with a height of 8 inches, The Cheese Grotto Fresco is the perfect size for the city-dwelling cheese lover with a smaller refrigerator who loves entertaining on the weekends. Plus, as an added bonus, your purchase of the Cheese Grotto comes with automatic membership to their exclusive Monthly Cheese and Accouterments Offerings.

Jose Gourmet Tinned Fish

We know, tinned fish as a gift? A little strange, but hear us out. Jose Gourmet seafood combines highest quality Portuguese-style tinned fish (conservas) with playful Portuguese design and art. La Gondola, one of Portugal’s oldest conservas producers is in charge of the fish, and they've been doing this sine 1940, so you know you're getting the highest quality sustainable, premium seafood that's been preserved at its peak.

But what initially caught our eye was the packaging. The brand focused on creating packaging that would draw attention to the quality of the product within. The fun, colorful illustrations by Luis Mendonça do just that. We're hooked.