2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Tasty Tidbits for the Foodie in Your Life

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Because the holidays should always be delicious. 


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Heath Serving Set Seasonal Collection

Drawing inspiration from the mists that blanket the Northern California coast, Heath Ceramic’s serving set pair two bowls together with their 12 x 12 platter featuring Storm and Stinson Grey colors, in matte and glossy, respectively. Perfect for serving with McEvoy olives, tapanade, and homemade crackers or, better yet, if it’s just for you, a spread of Rolos, Goldfish crackers, and Nutella-topped crostini. // Heath Serving Set Seasonal Collection, $103, heathceramics.com

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"In a Pinch" Ad Hoc Salt Cellar 

Featuring salts sourced from France and England, this three-tiered salt container comes to you from the mind of Michelin-starred Chef Thomas Keller. Best of all, it comes adorned with an engraved pig. Perfect for that salty (groan) person in your life. // "In A Pinch" Ad Hoc Salt Cellar, $49, finessethestore.com

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Drew Hash Knives

Designed by a chef, for chefs, in San Francisco, these pointy beauties are perfect for the artisan foodie in your home. As creator Drew Hash notes, "If a problem from the construction of one of my knives arises (which has never happened), I’ll fix it or replace it for free." Pretty sharp. // Drew Hash Knives , $200 - $450, drewhashknives.com

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Friends in Cheese Jelly Pack

Are you ready for this jel— oh, god, let's not even go there. A tired Destiny' Child trope isn’t worth using when it comes to Friend in Cheese’s truly remarkable jellies. Sink your teeth into such flavors as Salted Watermelon, the rose-tinged Rosie’s Hip, and Lavender Plum. (Sure beats ye olde Gober Grape!) // Friend in Cheese Jelly Pack, $10, friendincheeses.com

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Bites With Spice BBQ Recipe Kit

Tis time to toss your Lawry's Season Salt into the trash. Local company Bites With Spice offers their master barbecue starter kit, replete with spices, recipes, and downright darling packaging. Ideal for those who want to venture in the choppy waters of outdoor grilling. // Bites With Spice BBQ Recipe Kit, $10, biteswithspice.com

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La Chamba Classic Soup Pot 

What with this winter promising an El Niño ready to pour down a drought-curing deluge of rain, nothing will go better with all that rain than soup. And what better showcase for your bisques and minestrones than this La Chambra Classic Soup Pot. This hand-crafted black clay cookware goes from stove to table beautifully. Besides, everyone and their dog has Le Creuset; this year go for La Chambra. // La Chamba Classic Soup Pot, $70, mytoque.com

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Black Truffle Class at Fatted Calf

Already outfitted with many a meat butchery class, noted flesh purveyors Fatted Calf also offer an wondrous black truffle class in January 2016.  Spend a day immersed in the redolent world of the black truffle as you learn how to prepare black truffle sausage, crema di lardo with truffle, and other truffled treats. Fungi immersion awaits. Take a whiff. // Black Truffle Class, fattedcalf.com/classes

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Nude Glass' Red or White Wine Glasses

For vino purists who insist on the right kind of glass (as opposed to some of us who are perfectly, sadly content with the nearest clean mug), designer Ron Arad has come up with the two-in-one Red or White Wine glass. Simply upend the glass to match with whichever hue you plan on sipping. Bottoms up! // Nude Glass’ Red or White Wine Glasses, $140, set of two, nudeglass.com

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Craftsman & Wolves Matcha Milk Jam

It doesn’t get much tastier, or prettier (we’re a sucker for kelly green), than a sweet sleek jar of Match Milk Jam. Craftsman & Wolves cooks together local dairy, sugar, and matcha tea into a creamy, think combination that begs for you to forgo the bread and just eat it with a spoon. Yes, it’s that kind heavenliness. // Craftsman & Wolves Matcha Milk Jam, $12, craftsman-wolves.com

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Richard Brendon’s Diamond Barware

For those utterly sick of sipping from mason jars to keep it all-too-real, get your well-manicured hands on Richard Brendon’s Diamond barware. Mouth blown and hand cut with a classic-yet-modern diamond pattern, you’ll want to use them for your finest brown liquors and artisan spirits. Set can come with decanter, ice bucket, collins glass, double old-fashioned, and liqueur glass. // Richard Brendon’s Diamond barware, $100-$500, marchsf.com

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A Feast of Appetizers

If you will, think of this as an artisan, Bay Area-centric Hickory Farms' box, perfect for your Midwest dad. Give a Feasts’s "Feast of Appetizers” basket features locally-made spicy salami, savory cheese coins, seasoned green olives, cheese, candied citrus peel, and toffee. Sure to please sweet and savory fans alike. // Feast of Appetizers, $100, giftafeast.com

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Nana Joes Organic + Gluten Free Granola

While gluten-free has become a punchline as of late, there are those who not only prefer meals to be free of gluten, but those whose lives depend on it. So keep that special celiac disease sufferer happy with Nana Joe’s Organic + Gluten Free Granola. This San Francisco-based company scrape each vanilla bean by hand, grinds their own nut butters, and even grate their own orange zest. Some of the best granola in town. // Nana Joes Organic + Gluten Free Granola, $10-$13, nanajoes.com

Bitters & Bottles Travel Cocktails

Perfect your topknot, manicure that over-labored beard, slap on a lumber sexual flannel, and twist your ‘stache’s tips to Valencia Street perfection. You’re a mixologist now! And what better way to begin your journey of booze slinging than with Bitters & Bottles Cocktail Travels. Their starter packs will have you creating concoctions to rival that of your nearest hipster watering hole. Dig? // Bitters & Bottles Travel Cocktails, $12-$32, bittersandbottles.com

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Refinery Wine Subscription

A guy in a bicycle delivers a bottle of (choice) wine to your house. Every day. WITHIN THE HOUR. In other words, this is quite possibly the world’s greatest gift. You’re welcome. // Refinery Wine Subscription, rewinery.com

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