Nov 23, 2021
Christmas Wish List for Foodies
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What do you buy someone who loves food? What does every foodie need? Though it would take a lifetime to round up our Christmas wish list – one can never have too many Damascus steel knives – we’ve done our best to give you an insight into the best Christmas gifts to give to someone whose obsession with food knows no bounds.
From wine tours and classes, to cookbooks and woks, we have put together our ultimate foodie’s wish list, to making your gifting a little easier this Christmas.
- Netherton Foundry Wok
We’ve been huge fans of Netherton Foundry since we collaborated on an epic giveaway with them last March. Their craftsmanship is second to none, using traditional methods and materials to create exquisite pots and pans. We’ve been eyeing up their Spun Iron Wok for some time now – it may be a challenge with wrapping paper, but it’s said to be a dream with stir-fries.
- Tillingham Estate Wine Tasting
Escape the city and get lost in the countryside of Tillingham estate, indulging in a vineyard tour and tasting of some of the coolest wines we’ve seen about. While you’re there, make sure you grab a table at their restaurant whose interior looks as appealing as their menu, and tuck into some HG Walter meat. Tillingham tours run Wednesday – Sunday and cost £35 per person… buckle up and bring your spitting bucket!
- Meater Temperature Probe
Meater’s temperature probes are a staple in our kitchen and have saved our bacon countless times when a Sunday roast is on the go. Their wireless probes stay in the oven with the joint of meat they’re guarding and connect to your Meater app, allowing you to relax with friends or sink into the sofa, knowing that your chicken will be just fine! Gifts don’t get much better than this!
- Migrateful Cooking Class Voucher
There are many incredible initiatives out there that focus on migrant integration, but one that stands out for us is Migrateful. Hosting chefs from over 30 different countries, this cooking school aims to educate and expose its students to delicious cuisines and cultures. Lamb tagine with prune, apricots, and nuts… yes please! Book ahead for these classes as they sell out quick, or give your loved one a voucher to use another time.
With a range of ability of mythical status, the Thermomix is the kitchen gadget wizardry you don’t just want, but most certainly need. It will chop, grind, simmer, slow cook and stir your ingredients, while you kick back and relax… Cooking with this is so effortless, you’ll forget you even had anything on the go. Kitchenware doesn’t get much snazzier than this!
- Shrine to the Vine Rotters case
Legendary wine bar, restaurant and magazine creators, Noble Rot, this year opened their wine shop ‘Shrine to the Vine’ and made its sensational array of wines available to buy. From their Chin Chin Vinho Verde, which almost broke the internet through being shared so frequently, to their ‘Next Generation Burgundy Case’, they know how to do things in style. We’ve got our eyes on the prize though and are putting their ‘Rotters’ Greatest Hits Case’ on the top of our list!
- Risdon & Risdon Apron
From the moment you bounce onto Risdon & Risdon’s website, you know you’re in for a treat… from a family whose expertise lies in textiles, leather, and traditional craftsmanship, you know your in good hands. Throwing one of their leather strapped aprons on is sure to give you the confidence to cook anything. Add this to your list and you’ll be on your way to a Michelin star in no time!
- Today's Special: 20 Leading Chefs Choose 100 Emerging Chefs
20 of the world’s leading chefs – 10 women and 10 men – putting together a list of their top 5 emerging chefs from around the globe… erm, yes please, sign us up! Phaidon have come up with a stonker of a book that features various recipes and insights into evolving food culture. Expect household names such as Rose Gyngell, Margot Henderson and Yotam Ottolenghi shining a light on some of the UK’s best chefs. We spy a few HG customers nestled in there… Grab yours and get reading!
Get stuck in with your Christmas shopping and treat your loved ones!