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Gift guide: A few ideas for the foodie friend you know and love

‘Tis the season and it’s time to get started on the wish-lists of your loved ones. While the festive season can feel like there’s not a lot of time to find the ideal gift, we have some options for the people in your life. If you have an aspiring Masterchef that’s always whipping up a feast in the kitchen, no matter the season - we’ve put together a list of things you could add to their Christmas stocking.

A high-quality spice set or premium kitchen utensils

As we all know, a good cook needs the best tools in their kitchen. This Christmas, why not gift your friend or loved one a set of premium kitchen tools or bake-ware. If you know their speciality, whether it’s making the most delectable trifle or being a master at cooking steak - choose the items accordingly and add a set of spices or baking ingredients.

Take them out on dinner/lunch date

South Africa is known for its exceptional food culture and everywhere you look, there’s a new restaurant opening. Treat your foodie friend to a dinner or lunch at a brand new restaurant or one that’s been on their list. It’s an ideal way to spend quality time together and tick off an experience on their bucket list.

Get a subscription to a gourmet food delivery service

Even the best chefs get tired of making food. South Africa is home to some really great food subscription services that can be tailored to your needs. If you have a friend who’s predominately plant-based or has additional dietary needs, you can have a look for a service that offers those options. Take the hassle out of the kitchen and send them a monthly or yearly membership.

A cookbook featuring recipes from renowned chefs

What better gift to give than a book they can revisit again and again? There are plenty of local chefs who have cookbooks out, along with some esteemed international names too. Get them the latest Zola Nene recipe book or a Bon Appetit book to add to their coffee table display. If you have the time, you could create your own cookbook featuring recipes from your family or friend-group.

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