The holidays are here… and so is the time for figuring out the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. So with that in mind, we brought in the experts to help you find a few goodies for the food-lovers in your life. Check out these picks from Sarah McIntosh, Andrew Wiseheart and Richard Blais for some gift ideas straight from the pros.
They’re really great additions to cocktails. I love the pineapple and Texas grapefruit ones with vodka and Topo Chico.
Essential for making the best mashed potatoes!
We sell them at Épicerie and people love them. They’re based in Austin and make really great gifts for the home. They also do custom screen printing.
Executive Chef/Co-Owner, Contigo & Gardner
My dad makes a dish every year on Christmas morning with this ham, grits, mushrooms and maple syrup. He always orders extra ham and sends me home with it. It’s a great gift!
A good friend and fellow Texan, Jason Moore, is making premium juice in Napa. I buy a few bottles each year to give to friends.
Michael makes dishware for Gardner. I plan to share his work with friends and family this year.
Yep, shameless plug for our restaurant! Plus, restaurant gift cards are a simple & easy but classy gift idea for anyone on your list: boss, friends, office white elephant, doorman, etc.
Because I know how much we all hate to hold the jug and none of us have enough stuff on our kitchen counters. This just makes sense. I think it will pair well with a slap chop. (It’s the gift I will probably get my business partner, Ben Edgerton)
This is a great book for the home cook or professional chef.
Chef, Restaurateur, Television Personality, Author
This season, I would love to both give and receive a new apron from Hedley & Bennett, which is a really cool brand that makes handcrafted aprons in LA.