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 Post subject: Christmas present for a "foodie" I've never met
PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:59 pm 
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My mom's side of the family does a Secret Santa for Christmas and I got my cousin's boyfriend. She says he's a foodie and would probably like "grilling stuff" or a "crazy sauce kit."

Where do you foodies shop?! I was thinking maybe sending a neat box filled with spices, but I wouldn't know what to get really. I am planning on shopping around but I want a few "must haves" from you guys!

I have access to one Japanese market, one Indian, and one "Vietnamese" market that has more stuff, like Korean. Then I can also get to a Publix, an organic health food store, and Whole Foods.

I think that the gift limit is 20 or 30 dollars but everybody fudges it.

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Whatever you get, it might be cool to include something homemade. Like if you get grilling stuff you can make a bottle of your own BBQ sauce recipe.

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Ahh that'd be neat because my dad makes his own BBQ sauce, but I'll have to ship this with the other gifts. I don't want to have to cold-ship.

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How about a fancy pants olive oil, maybe fruit or garlic infused? Honestly, I'd just go to the nearest Whole Foods and go crazy; that store has so many foodie possibilities.

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fancy wood chips?

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 Post subject: Re: Christmas present for a "foodie" I've never met
PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:38 pm 
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I will second the fancy wood chips/planks.

Other things:

Fancy rubs and/or marinades
Fancy olive oil
Stainless steel grill grids/baskets/etc.
Sauces one may not normally purchase
Locally made sauces/rubs/marinades


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 Post subject: Re: Christmas present for a "foodie" I've never met
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If you've got a Williams Sonoma near you or can order online, you might want to check them out, too. Their stuff tends toward the somewhat ridiculous unitaskers, but they've got a lot of neat stuff, too. (Like, right now, Star Wars cookie cutters and pancake molds!)


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 Post subject: Re: Christmas present for a "foodie" I've never met
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Larisa wrote:
If you've got a Williams Sonoma near you or can order online, you might want to check them out, too. Their stuff tends toward the somewhat ridiculous unitaskers, but they've got a lot of neat stuff, too. (Like, right now, Star Wars cookie cutters and pancake molds!)


I bought the cookie molds!! They were out of the pancake ones when I went. It's so much fun to paint those cookies, just not fun to do a whole batch!

My boyfriend thinks cookie cutters isn't a good idea for a dude, even though it's Star Wars. I don't know if he's the kind of guy that'd appreciate a metal lunch box with sandwhich cutters inside either. I have a feeling he's more "mature" or kind of indie/stuffy/"I'm too cool for even that."

I think I'll lean towards the oils/sauces/spices though the wood chips sound good too. I also thought about a personalized grill brand but I wouldn't know what cutesy thing to put on it. Like "42" or a smiley face.

I might go look around at World Market, or is their stuff kind of run-of-the-mill posed as foodie?

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 Post subject: Re: Christmas present for a "foodie" I've never met
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Indian market is brillant for spices.
Why not hit the bulk barn or areas and mix him up some seasonings.

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The Mobile Foodie Survivor Kit seems like a good gift idea...
http://mobilefoodie.bigcartel.com/produ ... rvival-kit


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 Post subject: Re: Christmas present for a "foodie" I've never met
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I would get him a selection of hot sauces from around the world. The bottles are cute and its pretty neat to try different ones.

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I think the fancy wood chips/planks are a great idea. A Himalayan salt plank would be neat too.

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 Post subject: Re: Christmas present for a "foodie" I've never met
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I just came across this website called http://www.foodzie.com. As far as I can tell, it's like Etsy, but exclusively for people who make different type of food-stuffs. I may have spent an hour just looking at condiments. So, uh, something to check out?


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I work at a spice store and they sell a grilling set of blends that is ridiculously popular. I got one for my grilling/smoking/cooking fanatic brother-in-law and he called me every other day for a week to tell me how much he loved it. Here is a link to their gift boxes.

The wood chips is also a great idea. Local stuff is always cool, especially if the recipient lives in another part of the country.

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Megbeck wrote:
I just came across this website called http://www.foodzie.com. As far as I can tell, it's like Etsy, but exclusively for people who make different type of food-stuffs. I may have spent an hour just looking at condiments. So, uh, something to check out?

Holy crepe I love this, I'm probably going to spend all night browsing now.

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Megbeck wrote:
I just came across this website called http://www.foodzie.com. As far as I can tell, it's like Etsy, but exclusively for people who make different type of food-stuffs. I may have spent an hour just looking at condiments. So, uh, something to check out?


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Megbeck wrote:
I just came across this website called http://www.foodzie.com. As far as I can tell, it's like Etsy, but exclusively for people who make different type of food-stuffs. I may have spent an hour just looking at condiments. So, uh, something to check out?


This website looks amazing, definitely my new procrastination.


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 Post subject: Re: Christmas present for a "foodie" I've never met
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Penzey's for spices? They're usually a pretty good bet!

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Ahh that'd be neat because my dad makes his own BBQ sauce, but I'll have to ship this with the other gifts. I don't want to have to cold-ship.


Do you have access to a canning mason jar? You could just put the sauce in the jar and boil for how ever long to seal it.


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Catalina wrote:
Megbeck wrote:
I just came across this website called http://www.foodzie.com. As far as I can tell, it's like Etsy, but exclusively for people who make different type of food-stuffs. I may have spent an hour just looking at condiments. So, uh, something to check out?

Holy crepe I love this, I'm probably going to spend all night browsing now.


I just found this - http://webstersfudge.foodzie.com/tres-jolie-blood-orange-chocolate-truffle-fudge.html. I want to order a billion of them. OMG!!!


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Robynn wrote:
Catalina wrote:
Megbeck wrote:
I just came across this website called http://www.foodzie.com. As far as I can tell, it's like Etsy, but exclusively for people who make different type of food-stuffs. I may have spent an hour just looking at condiments. So, uh, something to check out?

Holy crepe I love this, I'm probably going to spend all night browsing now.


I just found this - http://webstersfudge.foodzie.com/tres-jolie-blood-orange-chocolate-truffle-fudge.html. I want to order a billion of them. OMG!!!


That looks amazing!


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 Post subject: Re: Christmas present for a "foodie" I've never met
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Catalina wrote:
I work at a spice store and they sell a grilling set of blends that is ridiculously popular. I got one for my grilling/smoking/cooking fanatic brother-in-law and he called me every other day for a week to tell me how much he loved it. Here is a link to their gift boxes.


This is what I was going to suggest too. I think I'm going to get the Grill and Broil set for my brother.


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