Or, if you know a foodie who perhaps enjoys eating and reading more than they do cooking, some food related memoirs that I have enjoyed in the past and still recommend include "The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food" by Judith Jones, "A Homemade Life," by Molly Wizenberg, "Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China" by Fuschia Dunlop, and "Amarcord: Marcella Remembers" by Marcella Hazan.
The Stir It Up! bloggers also have some great gift ideas for the foodies on your Christmas list.
Sara Morris at Sprouted Kitchen is making jars of Meyers Lemon Curd to give as gifts.
Terry Boyd at Blue Kitchen says take all your foodie shopping online to the new Foodize site, which describes itself as "an online marketplace where you can discover and buy food directly from small passionate food producers and growers."
Sharon Anderson at Three Many Cooks says if you ask for one thing for Christmas this year it should be a dutch oven. "It allows me to make everyday soups and tomato sauces, deeply-flavored stews, and impressive braises," writes Sharon. "I cook pasta in it, I bake bread in it, I turn it into a double boiler. My Dutch oven’s heavy bottom and even heat conduction make it perfect for stirring up creamy risotto or polenta, making homemade pudding, or creating my own caramel sauce."