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Dec 27, 2008 05:45 AM

Which nice foodie gifts did you get?

For obvious reasons, the overriding theme of my Xmas prezzies was cooking. I knew my boyfriend had something nice in store for me but I received more and much better presents than I'd anticipated so I thought I'd share them with my fellow 'hounders:

My boyfriend got me a beautiful Moroccan tagine, some Spanish tapas dishes, a paella dish and the Camilla Panjabi book: "50 great Indian curries" which looks amazing. My mother-in-law got me a blender and hand blender and the Hell's Kitchen boardgame and my sister-in-law a lovely mortar and pestle. Since I got my boyfriend a barbeque, I think we've got pretty much all bases covered for an array of international home-made meals!

How about you? Did you get any of your foodie gift wishes realised this Christmas?

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  1. I got a copy of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, which I asked for.

    1. I got an electric tea kettle and two coffee grinders. That was by accident but one has various settings so I'll use it for coffee and the other is just a plain jane version that will work great for spices!

      Oh not necessarily a "foodie" gift but I also got a Fujifilm Finepix S1000 so I can take better food pictures. lol

      1. In my stocking, I found a box entitled "Foodie Fight" It's a Trvial Pursuit type of game that centers on food. Some are pretty easy, some very esoteric; looks fun

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        1. re: FriedClamFanatic

          I got that too..Foodie Fight. I got Mark Bittman's 2009 Calendar with a recipe per day...oh, and I got a new stove...the GE Profile with a small oven/broiler on top and a big oven on the bottom....ceramic cooktop with bridge, fast boil and simmer burners.

        2. I managed to load up this year (probably the last time as my wife and I are having a baby in May). I receieved the following books: The Nasty Bits (Bourdain), Escoffier: The Complete Guide to the Art of Modern Cookery, The Devil in the Kitchen (White), Under Pressure (Keller), The Babbo Cookbook (Batali), The History of Food, Cooking (Peterson), Sky High, Food Lover's Companion, Big Small Plates (Pawlcyn).

          Also received the meat grinder KA attachment, an EdgePro Apex knife sharpener and (from my wife) Cooking Mama: World Kitchen for the Wii, hehe. Oh, and the complete series of Kitchen Confidential on DVD.

          1. Berkshire Bark pretzels which after the food show quickly sold out everywhere....apparently my daughter moved many chocolate mountains to find a source. I've been told to make them last....fat chance!

            Also a beautiful book on tea, The Tea Drinker's Handbook by Delmas, Minet & Barbaste.

            Still enjoying the honeybells from co-workers.

            Dh is saving my food gift until New Year's....can't imagine what it could be...!