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Dec 26, 2006 02:14 AM

Did you get food gifts for Christmas?

I'll start.

My wife got me Carpogio Gelato from Philly. Excellent Excellent stuff. I got six flavors, Dark Chololate, Chocolate Banana, Peppermint, Chestnut, Pumpkin, and one I more that I can't remember. Excellent gift!

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  1. peppercorns from my mom
    pasta attachment for the kitchenaid mixer from Mr. Dumptruck

    1. A ham, a smoked turkey breast, and two pounds of bacon, all from Nueske's. MUCH appeciated. Plus the BF got me Gordon Ramsay's autobiography, as well as another of his cookbooks. Good times!

      1. I got a pepper mill from Quebec. Made in China. Battery operated. Once the bateries are inn all you do is invert it over what you want to pepper. No buttons or anything, just hold it upside down over the thing that needs peppering. It is automatic. Gravity activates it.

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        1. re: Candy

          I had fun playing with one of those at Bed, Bath & Beyond a few weeks ago. :-)

          No food gifts for me - I put a moratorium on them as my pantry is too full. I did, however, get two food-related books - Bourdain's "Nasty Bits" (even tho I'm expecting the freebie from the Amstel promotion) and Steven Shaw's "Turning the Tables - Restaurants From the Inside Out".

          1. re: LindaWhit

            My husband is reading Nasty Bits,( I doubt the one from the the pronotion will arrive...I signed up in Sept) I am reading Heat, mutual Christmas gifts, also got the new Essence of Chocolate by Sharffenberger and Seduced by Bacon is on it's way as is Green and Blacks cookbook. My other foodish gifts were a sterling silver gravy ladle in Wallace's Lion pattern and a pin (which I won't wear...just not me) that is made of oxidized copped and looks like a clump of curley parsley. My DH was given a basting brush which is shaped like a fat little chef (that makes for a too short handle) the touque the the basting brush. It will probably be re-gifted or donated.

            1. re: Candy

              Candy - looks like the promotion was overwhelmed with requests, but they ARE going to honor the promotion - check this posted link out on Food Media and News from Dec. 6th by rcheng:


              I also got the same EMail, so we'll see if it comes in another 4-6 weeks.

              1. re: LindaWhit

                I didn't get the e-mail and we've bought it anyway., Oh well.

        2. A $15 certificate for Ventolini ice cream here in Cali, Colombia. Good for five cups of ice cream. We got mandarin ice, arequipe, cafe mocha, vanilla, chocolate. Great but pricey compared to what I make with my Krups.

          1. Yep. Some Iron Chef spicy Thai somethingorother sauce.