Gifts for foodiesPublished on December 6, 2017

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When it comes to the people in your life who like to cook, entertain or eat, there are so many thoughtful ways to show them you care

DRESS LIKE A CHEF

A professional-quality apron – a favourite among local chefs – that’s both durable and attractive will delight any cook. Custom-made in Ottawa from your choice of fabrics with a special and comfortable harness system instead of straps. Woveandgrain.ca. From $162.

KEEPING AN EDGE

Inspired by the profile of a traditional European chef’s blade, the gorgeous 210 mm Kiritsuke is a great multi-purpose knife. Add in a set of sharpening stones as well as sharpening lessons, and it will be the gift that keeps on giving! Available at Knifewear. $486.

BLENDING BEAUTY

Whip up a delicious vinaigrette in a locally, handmade pottery cruet and package it up with a top-quality flavoured olive oil and balsamic for a tasty gift. Various colours available along with a wide range of oils and balsamics at the Unrefined Olive. $73 for the boxed set.

BAR CART GLAMOUR

The cocktail aficionado in your life will be thrilled to work with this beautiful and functional hammered metal, four-piece bar tool set, crafted from stainless steel and coated with high-gloss brass plate. Restorationhardware.com. $159.

EXCELLENT EDIBLES

Why not get expert help to pull together the perfect giftable combination of cheese, crackers and condiments? Choose from Jacobsons extensive selection or extend your thoughtfulness with a cheese-of-the-month subscription. Jacobsons Gourmet Concepts. From $45.

UP YOUR COFFEE GAME

Since 1840, Peugeot has been making attractive, highly-functional coffee grinders with an adjustable milling mechanism. Available in a range of colours like this Cottage version at Pot & Pantry. $189.99.

UNIQUE ACCESSORIES

One-of-a-kind, handmade pottery for entertaining or every-day enjoyment can be as eye-catching as it is useful. Find a wide range of pieces or commission a beautiful custom-made platter like this one by Ginger McCoy at the Hintonburg Pottery Shop. From $75.

RETRO CHARM

Oven and freezer-safe, vintage-inspired Modglass pieces by Danica Imports are ideal for storing, cooking and as serving ware. Available in three sizes and four patterns, along with a wide range of accessories, at the Glebe Emporium. $19.50 - $29.




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