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Chanukah Gifts for Your Favorite Foodie

Friday, December 7, 2012
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A locally-made cutting board like this one from Philadelphia Block and Board can make a great gift for friends and family who like to cook.

Don’t be overwhelmed trying to find the perfect gifts for your family and friends this holiday season. We’ve done the research for you! Presenting the Bubbi Project 2012 Gift Guide, our recommendations for food-lovers of all varieties:

Cookbook Fiends

When in doubt, gift a book. This is my motto for any occasion. We suggest purchasing at your local bookstore or indie online retailer. (But, if you are buying a few items, Amazon offers free shipping for purchases over $25...just sayin’.)

Il Viaggio di Vetri by Marc Vetri, $40
Read the backstory to one of Philadelphia’s most acclaimed restaurants, Vetri.

Jewish Home Cooking by Arthur Schwartz, $35
How could you not want to read stories and recipes from a man with the nickname "the Food Maven"?

Food in Jars by Marisa McClellan, $23
Let food blogger Marisa McClellan guide you through the basics of preserving food in your kitchen with her inspiring how-to guide.

At Home on the Range by Elizabeth Gilbert, $24
Of course, you’ve read Eat, Pray, Love and seen the movie. But did you know that Elizabeth Gilbert recently released a book with her great-grandmother’s recipes?! Yes, soo “Bubbi Project”!


Dedicated Foodies

Cheese, bread and cutting boards by Philadelphia Block and Board, $34.99 and up
Prep cook in local style wih boards handcrafted in Chester County by the owner of West Chester’s Avalon Restaurant and Avalon Pasta Bistro.

DIY delicacies
Use mason jars and design your own packaging for homemade pickles or maple candied nuts
 

21+ Foodies

Grab your favorite local wine, liquor or a six-pack of mixed seasonal beers. Our top picks are:
 
Beer
Victory Village, a Victory Brewing brown ale collaboration with One Village Coffee
Flying Fish Imperial Espresso Porter made with rare Ethiopian Sidamo beans
Sly Fox Christmas Ale, a red ale that’s traditionally spiced with ginger and clove

Liquor
Art in the Age’s Root, an alcoholic root-tea
Vieux Carre from Philly Distilling, locally crafted absinthe

Wine
Local Pennsylvania wine from Karamoor Wines

Travel Totes
I got this as a gift a few years ago and highly recommend it! Functional and stylish.
Six pack tote, $24.99
Two bottle tote, $17.99
 

Experiential Foodies

Cooking Classes at COOK, about $125 (price varies depending on class type)
Join your gift recipient for a fun night of cooking with local chefs. Also a perfect gift for a couple.

Expressive Hand Pottery, ranges in price from $8 to $60 per piece.
Make-your-own pottery. Think plates, platters, mugs. Personalize with your own design and their favorite colors, or give a gift certificate so they can join in the creative process.
 
Happy Holidays,
 
Stephanie
The Bubbi Project

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