Christmas Gift Guide for Food Lovers
PUBLISHED: 16:04 22 November 2013 | UPDATED: 09:57 26 November 2013
Warning: Buying gifts for foodie friends and family will cause food envy.
With British food and drink producers offering up more and more handmade quality foods for us to buy, gift shopping for foodie friends and family has never been easier – or more delicious.
Smoked Fish Hamper, Black Mountains Smokery – £58 www.smoked-foods.co.uk
The family owned Black Mountains Smokery, based in the Brecon Beacons, hand smoke their products with amazing skill, resulting in delicious smoked fish and meats. This Hamper Box includes oak-roasted salmon, peppered oak-roasted salmon, two oak roasted Welsh trout fillets, 16 slices of smoked salmon, 8 slices of Gravadlax and some dill sauce.
Pale Collection Chocolate Cubes, Amelia Rope - £29 www.ameliarope.com
These simple looking boxes contain 24 individually wrapped artisan chocolate cubes, handmade by Amelia Rope. Each solid cube is a mini hit of flavour, made using Ecuadorian chocolate.
Bread Making Kit, Hobbs House - £80 www.hobbshousebakery.co.uk
You’ve seen Tom and Henry at work in their Fabulous Baker Brothers series on Channel 4, now you can roll up your sleeves and join Tom at home as he shows you how to bake great bread, or, even better, give the gift of baking at home to the person in your life that shares Tom’s passion for real bread and everything they’ll knead to bake it.
Pudding Gourmet Miniatures, Fudge Kitchen - £8 www.fudgekitchen.co.uk
Apart from talking weather, the one thing that we British do spectacularly well is traditional puddings. Step forward nine of the greats from the puddings cannon, recreated in hand made and decorated fudge squares, using only natural ingredients and no preservatives.
Breville Pick & Mix Hand Mixer – £14.99 www.breville.co.uk
Have your own Bake Off at home with the bright Pick & Mix Collection from Breville. Inject some1950’s retro style to your kitchen with a pretty but performing Hand Mixer. Whether you want to whisk up egg whites, mix up a cake mix or knead bread dough, the hand mixer has multiple speeds and high power.
Riess Enamel Pans, Harrop + Penny – from £15 for a milk pan www.harropandpenny.co.uk
These pastel enamel pans are made by the famous Austrian manufacturer Riess, a family-run company that has been crafting fine enamelware for over 200 years. Riess enamelware is non-porous, anti-bacterial, non-allergen, easy to clean and dishwasher safe.
Mad Millie Hard Cheese Kit, Lakeland – £89.99 www.lakeland.co.uk
Everything you need to make an impressive variety of home-made, authentic tasting hard cheeses is included in this easy-to-use kit from Mad Millie – no experience required! You can make cracking Cheddar, Caerphilly, Cheshire, Wensleydale, Leicester and more, with the addition of only cold milk and a little bit of patience.
Medium Serving Tray with Antler Handles, Just Slate - £35 www.justslate.co.uk
These stunning antler handle slate trays reflect this season’s themes and allow us to celebrate a Scottish icon. The tray is ideal for serving cheese, desserts or snacks and is easily wipeable.
Bake, Parragon Books - £25 www.amazon.co.uk
Discover a whole world of baking with this collection of recipes from across the globe. From stylish French patisseries to the vibrant panaderias of Mexico, BAKE is packed with clear and easy recipes.