Do you have a foodie friend or relative to buy for this Christmas? This is the inside track of what’s at the top of our Christmas lists having canvassed the opinion of Chefs & kitchen fairies.
We’d like to share some top gift ideas for our fellow foodies in Seasoned’s 2019 Ultimate Foodie Gift Guide.
We’re often ask where we buy our catering grade disposable ‘goodies from’. The answer is Nisbets – the chefs go to online shop. Perfect stocking fillers could include 99p dough scrapers, step palette knives, great quality disposable piping bags & baking parchment.
For the super keen cook
For the super keen cook, a Thermomix is at the top of the list. These are an investment piece, but if you want to know how top restaurants make silky smooth purees, perfect creme patisserie and more this is the answer. If you want to know more drop Clare an e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org and she will happily introduce you to the local Thermomix consultant.
Weber have just launched a new ‘SmokeFire’ BBQ. We are yet to experience it, but you can read all about it here.
For bacon making and beyond
A vac pack machine is a fabulous and cost effective piece of kit to store food in a sealed environment. Easy to use they are great for making bacon, preserving and storing smoked foods and are a day to day essential when it comes to sous vide cooking.
A sous vide ‘stick’ is an easy way to transform a large stock pot into a sous vide cooker. Investigate more here….
We all know someone who secretly wants to be the next Masterchef and a key tool in any chef’s kitchen is a thermometer for cooking the perfect joint of beef, or checking the chicken on the BBQ. The ones we use here at Seasoned are these from Thermapen.
For rising breadmakers
Here at Seasoned we love making our own bread, after honing our technique on Andy Tyrell’s courses, and bakery bits has some fabulous bread accessories, from beautiful wooden lame’s for slashing bread through to banneton proving baskets and dutch ovens. Helping breadmakers perfect their loaves and a great stocking filler item!
A chefs best friend
Having a great knife makes slicing and dicing a joy. If you’ve enjoyed a day with us, you will have probably used the oriental cleaver, from IOShen knives. It’s a fabulous all round knife and would be a fantastic gift for a keen cook.
A sign of a foodie is a cupboard full of ingredients from far corners of the world. Sous Chef are a great online source of fabulous food items, no matter where you are in the country. We particularly like their cookbook sets.
A fabulous food experience
If you have a food loving family member to buy for this Christmas, then a cookery course would be an obvious top choice from us. We have lots of different types of cookery courses on offer. Popular choices as Christmas presents are our Men in the Kitchen course, our Half Day Knife Skills and the Baking Fundamentals course with Beca-Lyne Pirkis.
Can’t decide what to get your foodie? What about a gift voucher, so they can use this to get themselves a course of their choice in 2020. Our gift vouchers are available to buy for any given amount or towards a type of course, like baking or Indian.
So we hope this has given you some ideas for Christmas 2019. Happy shopping!