Christmas and other types of public holiday must be a favourite time of the year for foodies. There is a glut of goodies on offer. Let me guide you through some ideas to satisfy the foodie in your life.
My first indulgent Christmas gift idea for foodies is a cookery course! There are loads of these all over the place but I’m recommending the River Cottage team as I agree with their ethos and they have a fantastic reputation. They do a variety of courses- some generalist, others more specific. They even do a 4 day cookery course if you really fancy treating your foodie friend.
Next up in my foodie Christmas gift guide I look at the essentials. Pots and pans are the tools of the trade for a food lover and Sainsburys do a really good cast iron range at a affordable price point. This cast iron griddle pan is £20 and will cook your bacon or steak, or whatever else you fancy to perfection.
If your foodie is more of an eater than a maker then perhaps a big box of treats would go down well? You can buy food hampers from a variety of department stores or make one up yourself. This one is from Harvey Nichols for £125 and includes, tea, coffee, Christmas pudding, brandy butter, honey, biscuits and panforte- all Harvey Nichols own brand.
I spied this apron on Etsy and just had to include it, the seller is based in Manchester too so winning all round… Ms Spanner also has some other great bits in her shop. This apron is £18.
To round up I just had to include a supper club right? Well I’m going to tell you about two which are both Manchester based. Drunken Butcher does meaty, boozy, gluttonous evenings- bring it on I say, and his nights are usually priced around £20 per person. The other one that would also make an ace gift is the Secret Afternoon Tea Parties in Bowden, South of Manchester these are usually in the day and less boozy more cakey! Both have great reputations.
And I haven’t forgotten about those of you who like a tipple. Boozy Christmas gift ideas in tomorrow post- see you then.