Shopping for the gourmand in your life? Or simply want to bring some cheer into the kitchen? Here are some holiday gift ideas from Stir It Up! blogger The Runaway Spoon.
The Runaway Spoon
Holiday shopping season is upon us once again, and I love to share gift ideas for the food lovers in your life. As always, these are just some ideas about personal favorites – no one has asked me to promote any products. To get a good look at all this year fun finds, follow me on Pinterest.
You can’t go wrong with a good gift of food, and if you don’t get around to going homemade, here are a few recommendations. Classic cakes from Sugaree’s Bakery taste like you made them yourself. And the fabulous, unique caramels like Old Fashioned and Pretzel from Shotwell Candy are a real treat. Ricki’s Chipsticks are a chocolate chip cookie with a real difference- and highly addictive! A special gift for any cook would be a subscription to BeshBox – a monthly box of recipes, tools and ingredients straight from New Orleans chef John Besh.
I think a cookbook is about the best gift there is, and the book I am hoping to find under the tree is The Great American Cookbook by Clementine Paddleford, a beautiful reworking of a true classic. These practical and pretty little Short Stack editions are a lovely gift for the cookbook lover, covering my favorite ingredients like buttermilk, grits, sweet potatoes and more. Tara Desmond will jazz up all your meals with Choosing Sides, a wonderful book of creative side dishes. Or make eating your veggies more delicious with Sarah Copeland’s beautiful Feast: Generous Vegetarian Meals for Any Eater and Every Appetite. And for a rollicking good read (fiction this time), Cinnamon and Gunpowder combines food and pirates!