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2012 Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies, Chefs & Coffee Lovers

Posted Dec 10 2012 9:00am

Foodie Chef Gift Guide

For Your Favorite Foodie or Chef:

A Garlic Press:

Oxo SteeL Garlic Press, Stainless

I LOVE this garlic press. It used to drive me crazy to chop garlic on my normal cutting board and then have it smell like garlic for weeks. Enter the garlic press — problem solved! Super easy to use, you just peel the garlic, stick it in, and squish! Perfectly chopped garlic comes out the other end :)

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A Combination Wine Pourer and Stopper:

Metrokane Wine Pourer with Stopper, Black

Super handy to keep wine fresh AND to look fancy when pouring it, too :)

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An Immersion Blender:

Cuisinart CSB-76 Smart Stick Hand Blender

Immersion blenders are amazing because you don’t have to wait for hot liquids to cool and then transfer them (messily) to a blender to puree them. So great for soup!

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A Food Processor:

Cuisinart DLC-4CHB Mini-Prep Plus 4-Cup Food Processor, Brushed Stainless Steel

Food processors are SO useful and really easy to use — make your own hummus, dips, sauces, and more, or simply chop veggies and garlic in a flash. You need a food processor to make my awesome 3-ingredient Cinnamon Raisin Almond Balls , too! :)

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A Kitchen Scale:

EatSmart Precision Pro - Multifunction Digital Kitchen Scale w/ Extra Large LCD and 11 Lb. Capacity

Perfect for finally trying those foreign recipes that require gram measurements instead of cups!

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For Your Favorite Coffee Lover:

A Keurig Home Brewing System .


Matt and I have had our Keurig for over a year now and use it all the time – it’s so awesome. Super simple to use and makes great (and quick) coffee and tea! You can also buy a reusable K-cup so you can use your own loose leaf tea or ground coffee. For friends who already have a Keurig, a K-cup carousel is a fun gift.


Matt and I also have the Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker .


Not only is the machine really small (perfect for tiny city apartment kitchens – or just when you don’t want a huge machine on the counter), but it makes AMAZING espresso. You use little cups (kind of like K-cups) for each espresso so there’s no messy coffee grinds, either. Highly recommend this machine.

And to go with it, get the Nespresso Aeroccino Plus milk foamer. It’s amazing.

milk foamer



I have a few favorites:

Clean Food: A Seasonal Guide to Eating Close to the Source with More Than 200 Recipes for a Healthy and Sustainable You

Clean Food

LOVE this cookbook. Easy, healthy, and delicious recipes, all using whole, unprocessed foods and with a focus on seasonality — right up my alley!


Eat, Drink & Be Vegan: Everyday Vegan Recipes Worth Celebrating

Eat, Drink & Be Vegan

Amazing and creative recipes you’ll love even if you aren’t vegan! Whenever I’m in a meal rut, this is where I start.


Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook


Essentially the vegan bible — again, awesome even if you aren’t vegan (which I’m clearly not!).

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A fANNEtastic Foodie t-shirt!

Shameless plug.




Lots more fun shirts are available — check out my t-shirt shop to see! You can change the colors of the shirts and some are available in men’s, too. Order a size up if you want the shirt to be loose, order your regular size if you want fitted.

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And last but not least, for your favorite food blogger… a 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens for food photography! Macro lenses allow you to get SUPER close up very sharp shots — perfect for food :)


What’s on your foodie wish list this year?

p.s. This isn’t food-related, but books are always great gifts, too – check out this post I wrote awhile ago for some fun ideas: My Favorite Books .

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