Sunday, December 23, 2012

Last-Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Foodies

So we supposedly had an extra weekend this year to prepare for Christmas since Thanksgiving was earlier than usual. But why is it that I'm still frantically searching for last-minute gift items, baking and wrapping like there's no tomorrow (Mayans calendar #epicfail)?  

So as a professional procrastinator, I've compiled some last-last-minute gift ideas that are way cooler than the picked over travel mugs and other cast-away gifts you'll find this time of your at your big-box retailer:


I've had this cookbook for less than a year, but the particles of food and dog-eared pages tell a different story. Filled with practical cooking tips for today's family plus simple and delicious recipes your whole family will love. Get it for yourself. Get it for a friend. 



For the Mixologist: Speakeasy Cocktails App ($9.99). 

Channel your inner Don Draper and master one of hundreds of recipes from the best cocktail bars in NYC. Video tutorials and interactive features make this way cooler than that tired bartender's handbook.


For the Future James Beard Award Winner: ChopChop Magazine ($14.95 for one-year subscription). 

This quarterly magazine is perfect for kids who love to cook. Filled with great recipes, food facts and games, kids will love getting their own magazine in the mail. And you'll love grooming your future chef.


CIA Student Wanna-Be: America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Subscription ($19.95/month)

Know someone that always wanted to go to cooking school but never had the chance? Thanks to the folks at America's Test Kitchen, you can access over 100 courses online, at your own pace. You'll have videos tutorials, illustrations, quizzes at your fingertips, plus email access to professors and "classmates." 

(Image credit: America's Test Kitchen)

Okay, back to some last minute cooking. Wishing you and your family a very merry everything and a happy and healthy 2013!

- Sharon

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