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The best gifts do not come in small packages. The best gifts come in half-pint cartons or dusted with saffron or sealed with the promise of a perfectly baked chocolate chip cookie. For the culinary fan, the perfect present might be found in the freezer instead of under the tree. Yes, shopping for a foodie can be challenging for some. After all, odds are good they already have an ergonomic garlic press and the complete collection of molecular-gastronomy literature. But, we did our homework. We ate a lot of cookies and read a lot of recipes and sprinkled lots of fancy sea salt on many a bowl of soup.
Here, you will find 26 seriously great gifts to please the pickiest palate. Gadgets, books, ingredients, subscriptions, and just some crazy-good chocolate: We're about to make your holiday shopping a lot easier — and probably spoil your lunch. Sorry/you can thank us later.
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Holiday. Even the word makes us want to do a little in-seat dance. You book the time off work, you block it off in your diary, you book an ace hotel, and you go on to tell freaking everyone about it. Hotels, after all, have a way of making or breaking a holiday, and there’s nothing more disappointing than arriving at read