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mrouq Dec 1, 2012 04:26 PM

I need some help from other foodies for a gift for a serious foodie and (home) chef--was thinking Bellota but can't do that right now. Wine is not a possibility either for this person. Ideas welcome!

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  1. perk RE: mrouq Dec 2, 2012 05:04 AM

    Did you want to get some sort of gourmet food item? Or some sort of ""utensil-type" thing that he/she might use in the kitchen? Price range?

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      mrouq RE: perk Dec 2, 2012 04:13 PM

      Anything, really--I'm thinking about a dehydrator, for example. Or, if there were any way I could get a seat at Thornton's Wolvesden. . . .the serious foodie/home chef is a man.

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        FranklinJefferson RE: mrouq Dec 2, 2012 07:30 PM

        For their inner-Ludo...

        http://www.aplusrstore.com/product.ph...

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          FranklinJefferson RE: FranklinJefferson Dec 4, 2012 12:04 PM

          Or this...

          http://www.aplusrstore.com/product.ph...

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            FranklinJefferson RE: FranklinJefferson Dec 5, 2012 09:37 AM

            And just announced this morning, Thomas Keller's Gift Sets.

            http://store.tkrg.com/collections/gif...

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              Steve2 in LA RE: FranklinJefferson Dec 5, 2012 02:26 PM

              Holiday shopping issue solved! For a mere $1,000 each, I'm giving EVERYONE I know, The French Laundry Sparkling Wine and Caviar Experience. (How can they be serious about this chit?) It's a SPLIT of champagne that can't cost more than $50 bucks, retail. Where's the other $950 dollar's worth? Enquiring minds.

              On second thought, I think I'll save a few bucks and just get everyone the $850 dollar "Per Se Risotto Experience". They actually have RICE in that one. (Jeez.)

    2. porker RE: mrouq Dec 2, 2012 02:22 PM

      blowtorch

      1. Steve2 in LA RE: mrouq Dec 2, 2012 05:03 PM

        Gift certificate to Surfas, Star or other commercial kitchen supply store.

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          JAB RE: Steve2 in LA Dec 2, 2012 05:32 PM

          I'd be a happy man with a gift certificate from Cutlery and More.

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            perk RE: Steve2 in LA Dec 2, 2012 07:41 PM

            Yea....I think any foodie could spend money at Surfa's.

          2. wienermobile RE: mrouq Dec 2, 2012 05:59 PM

            How about a Duck Press? Doesn't everyone want one?

            1. J.L. RE: mrouq Dec 4, 2012 05:31 PM

              Nathan Myrhvold's 5 volume tome: "Modernist Cuisine". Actually the 6th volume is out now. Entitled: "Modernist Cuisine: At Home", this would be especially prescient for your home chef foodie.

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                mrouq RE: J.L. Dec 4, 2012 08:42 PM

                Ok, this one will be perfect! He bought the 'first edition' 5-vol set when it first came out, but doesn't even know about this one yet--thank you! Keep the great ideas coming everyone--this is very helpful for the holiday season as well!

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                Eliorr RE: mrouq Dec 9, 2012 05:53 PM

                In case you didn't get one yet, I came across thishttp://onemorebiteblog.blogspot.com/2012/12/holiday-bites-top-10-gift-ideas-for.html

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