2019 Gift Guides for Foodies


Instant Pot

The vaunted Instant Pot. The device you overhear everyone talking about in the office. The magical pot that you can put nearly anything in and voila! A delicious concoction comes out as tender and as juicy as they had dreamed. Once you understand the basics of the Instant pot (which is put in what you want, wait, done), it will very quickly be your go-to appliance for last-minute dinners. The Instant Pot is one gift that you may want to keep for yourself.


Sriracha Keychain

Not much to explain about this one. It’s a keychain…but one that lets you smuggle your favorite hot sauce into anyplace you damn well please.


ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide

If you have someone on your list who enjoys perfection and is willing to wait, then look no further than this Sous vide machine. A technique once delegated to only chefs with the skill to do so, this machine, along with its companion app, allows any home chef to cook restaurant-quality meals. The app guides the user step by step with visual guides, assuring an utterly delicious steak every single time.


Anthony Bourdain: Kitchen Confidential

Anthony Bourdain introduced many to the world of the culinary arts and how the different cultures of the world and their history are in their food. His sincerity and unique take on the world around us are what made him famous, and this is the book that exposed Anthony to the stage beyond the culinary world.


Secura Stainless Steel French Press

Nothing says “Get the hell out of bed it’s time to wake up” like the smell of freshly brewed coffee. Adversely, nothing says, “Today is not going to go your way” like a bad cup of coffee. That’s why sometimes it’s best to go with the tried and true method of making coffee at home. This french press features a three filter system to keep grounds from getting into your finished cup and a double-walled construction to keep your second and third cups of coffee hot until you’re ready to serve them.


Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle

This one is for the coffee aficionado on your list. If precision is monumental to the person receiving this gift, they’ll be pleased to know they’ve gotten the Rolls-Royce of electric kettles. With app-based variable temperature controls, precision spout, a built-in stopwatch, and an ultra-minimalist design, this is one gift that is as functional as it is beautiful.


KitchenAid Stand Mixer

If you know anyone that bakes, they either own this mixer, or they’ve had on it on their wishlist since forever. Grant them their wish already.


Wusthof Classic 8” Inch Cook’s Knife

If there were a single tool that was synonymous with the professional chef, the chef’s knife is it. From home cooking enthusiast to the professional chef who needs a workhorse knife in the kitchen to keep up with the demands of a busy kitchen, this knife has been the weapon of choice for many.


Aputure AL-M9

This little light is for the food photographer on your list. This light is small enough to fit in a pocket or purse, and unlike the light on your phone, it’s temperature is made to replicate the look of daylight, so their photos look more natural and aesthetically pleasing. If they are a user of our FoodFights app, this is a no brainer.


Nutrichef 12 Bottle Wine Cooler

Life can be tough. That’s why there’s wine. This stylish bottle cooler is entirely at home on a kitchen counter, table, or floor. Of all the gifts listed here, this might be the one that we’d hold on to ourselves. Because wine, ya know?

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