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Feb 8, 2013 11:16 AM

Help! Seeking Gift Ideas for My Food-Obsessed Husband

Looking for ideas for some of the best foodie gifts for my husband's upcoming birthday. Is there an incredibly gourmet or adventurous food of the month club you know of? Maybe a farm where you get the freshest meats on demand? My husband loves trying exotic foods, foreign foods and street food. Anything authentic and interesting. Would love any and all ideas you've got. Many thanks

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  1. How about ordering a large variety of really excellent sea food and making him a 'sea food platter' he'll never forget?

    1. Recently, while searching for tapas recipes, I stumbled upon La Tienda, a Spanish importer. They have a brick-and-mortar in Williamsburg, VA, and an on-line store. I've recommended this establishment before on CH.

      They have everything from whole Iberia hams to paella pans and kits, to cheeses, breads and sweets. I particularly adore their smoked olive oil. We gave eight bottles as Christmas gifts this year!

      They have wine tastings and special events, if they're within driving distance for you. Certainly not exotic, unless you count the baby eels, but perhaps a theme that would interest you for the BD.

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      1. re: nemo

        I'm a fan of La Tienda. Sherry vinegar, sliced Bellota, grilling Iberico, and there are some super tasty olive oils . . . the list goes on an on. Needless to say, I've ordered from them before.

      2. One Christmas, my partner bought me a wicker hamper filled with assorted unusual foodstuffs that she'd bought over several months. It was a great present - not only because of the actual food but, also, that it was a present that kept on giving over several weeks. Really thoughtful.

        1. Here's a list of 5 from Details Magazine.

          The "Salumi Society" looks pretty tasty to me.

          1. I commented on La Tienda, of which I think very highly. Nevertheless, there is NOTHING on the Farm 2 Market website that I would not be blown away to get as a present:


            Osetra caviar, foie gras, and aged American Kobe beef sure seem like the fixin's for a stellar birthday for a food dork like me.

            Edit: Whole Striped Bass and Golden Trout, as well as Halibut cheeks and live King Crab. I'm glad you posted this query, Lmarent, I guess I hadn't looked at the website in a while and am now smitten again.