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By Victor Moruzzi | Gifts for Food Lovers - Ideas, Recipes, Tips

10 DIY Flavored Syrups

While simple syrup is certainly the most useful syrup (and the easiest to make thanks to this quick video) it isn’t the only one you need to know. Here, 10 flavored syrups to stock up on for the greatest cocktails and desserts ever.

1. Perfect Blueberry Syrup
This versatile, ultra-fruity syrup is …


How to Make Orangecello Liqueur at Home

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Calling your inner child: Remember the Creamsicle®, the creamy orange ice cream pop that melted in your mouth all …


Still Stuck for Gift Ideas?! 45 Edible Goodies to Whip Up for Everyone on Your List

It’s hard to believe we’re already a few days away from Xmas. (Seriously, where did 2014 go?) With tree decorating, holiday parties and Christmas decor DIYs, it’s a miracle we can even tie our shoes. If you’re still struggling to think of gift ideas for your loved ones, we’re here to help. We’ve …


Better Than Nutella (Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread)

Preheat oven to 350°. Spread out nuts on a rimmed baking sheet or in an ovenproof skillet. Roast, shaking sheet once for even toasting, until deep brown, 13-15 minutes. Let cool completely. (If nuts have skins, rub them in a kitchen towel to remove.)

Grind hazelnuts and sugar in a food processor …


Homemade Whiskey Caramel Sauce Recipe - Edible Gifts

It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.

Today: A boozy, five-ingredient caramel sauce that's perfect for holiday gifting, from Becky Rosenthal of The Vintage Mixer.

When a friend rattles off …


Holiday gift guide 2014

Oh hey, it's holiday gift-giving time! For 2014, Eater makes it easy with gift ideas for every kind of food obsessive in your life: Hipsters, dads, …

Gift Guide

Kettle Pizza and Baking Steel Combo

Time was that you used to have to build an actual wood-fired stone oven to get Neapolitan-style pizza in your backyard. With the Serious Eats-edition Kettle Pizza and Baking Steel combo you can convert your Weber kettle grill into an honest-to-goodness wood-fired …


Food & Wine’s Comprehensive Holiday Shopping Guide

It’s gift-giving season! And F&W has you covered. Here, all of our best gift guides for everyone from holiday party hosts to loved ones to coworkers you barely know.

Gifts by Price
Gifts Under $20
Gifts Under $40
Gifts Under $100
Gifts Over $100

Gifts by Type
Home Design Gifts
Cookbook Gifts
Chefs’ …


Holiday Gift Guide: Edible Gifts

There really is no better gift for a food lover than something delicious to eat or drink. Whether it's a single bottle of beautiful, floral olive oil or a coffee subscription service for a year, these gifts will be well-received by cooks and food lovers of all stripes.

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: All Things Chocolate


Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Pantry Delights & Kitchen Toys


Crates of Sausage and Overnight Pies: The Best Food and Booze Gifts for 2014

Is there a more classic, and disappointing, holiday gift than mail-order fruitcake? We don’t think so. But now, thanks to the World Wide Web, you can stuff your friends and relatives with much better mail-order goodies than “I think that’s a raisin” cake. From piles of Murray’s cheese to impress …


Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

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"My good friend Scott Witherow is part chocolatier, part creative genius. For his addictive bourbon barrel nib brittle, he ages cocoa nibs in bourbon barrels from a local distillery. You get all the perfume of bourbon from the barrels without the raw bourbon flavor you might get …

Maple Syrup

The Best Holiday Gifts for Foodies

We all have foodies in our lives—and they’re notoriously hard to buy gifts for. What’s the newest trendy kitchen appliance? Which restaurants should they check out? Where can I find a not-your-average wine gift basket? We’ve scoured the Web to find gift ideas—and things we’re adding to our wish …


24 Unique Finds for the Discerning Gourmand

As the holiday season enters full swing this week, our thoughts have turned to what to give the food and drink fanatics in our lives. From duck-fat …


30 Perfect Gifts For The Real New York Foodie

Would you believe us if we said that the best gifts you can give your friends and family this holiday season can be found at the grocery store? Yes, really.

For true New York foodies, the holidays really are the most wonderful time of the year — because what could be better than a whole season …


Our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Forget doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles. When it comes to 2014 gift lists, the following items (pictured above, in order from …


Gifts for Lovers of Books, Coffee, Cocktails & Good Food

Remember that feeling of panic when Christmas is days away and you have no gifts wrapped? Not this year! We're introducing our 2014 holiday gift guides -- with ideas for everyone on your list, arranged by personality and price.

Today: Got a friend who only drinks Ecuadorian coffee, or one who will

Loving Friends and Family

Jane St. Vodka, $15 to $17 per bottle

Got a friend who always orders a vodka soda at the bar? Save him or her the trouble of leaving their house with …

Edible Gifts Actually Worth Sending this Holiday Season

"Smoked salmon from Russ and Daughters" is always appreciated, says Perry. "Actually—anything from Russ and Daughters." You can order online here, or, if you're in New York City, just swing by the store. Get yourself something nice while you're at it.

Smoked Salmon

2014 CHOW Holiday Gift Guide: Curators Edition

What to give the cook or armchair epicure who thinks they have everything? This year, we asked the experts. For our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, we've …

San Francisco Bay Area

10 Experts' Gift Guides for the Best Cooking Tools

As home cooks, we rely on our instincts, our knowledge, and our curiosities -- but we also have to rely on our tools. Which is why we're asking the experts about the essential tools we need to make our favorite foods attainable in our own kitchens.

Today, we're taking a look back at expert advice so

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Drink Lover

Whether you're looking for a little something to bring to a party or a showstopping gift to put under the tree, we've got the beer, wine, and cocktail lovers in your life covered.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Limited Edition Whiskeys for Gifting

The whiskey lover in me adores this time of year, when distillers from all over the globe unleash their new limited edition offerings. The suspense! The mystery! How will the label look? What's the shape of the bottle? How many are they making? How much will it cost? Is this variation on a meh …


Bartenders on the Best Gifts for Booze-Lovers

Cocktail Maker

books and gadgets for the Cocktail Maker

Ted Haigh’s book, Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails. It’s one of the only books out of my collection—and I have dozens—that I continually reference. Every time I pick it up I'm like 'Oh yeah, I forgot about that one. That’s a brilliant …


17 Edible Gifts to Make and Give for the Holidays

The excitement of opening a beautifully wrapped present during the holiday season is great. But what if, when you were to peel back the last of the wrapping paper, a nice homemade treat were waiting for you? Now that would be a memorable gift. This holiday season, why not make your gifts from …

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Diy Holiday Gift Alert: Infused Salts and Sugars

Here's a few of our favorite infusions:

Citrus: Mix the zest of any citrus -- lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange, you name it -- with sugar or salt and …

Recipes, Ornaments And More

"I can't send out my holiday cookie trays without this toffee! I refrigerate it until the chocolate hardens before breaking it into pieces. Very …

8 Edible Holiday Gifts to Start Making Now

There's nothing like some good ol' homemade mustard to slather on those leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches. Surprise your host with this sweet …

Holiday Recipes