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Award-Winning Cookbooks and more, here are our 10 Gifts Ideas for Foodies

Foodies Gift List 2022

Give your favorite foodie the perfect holiday gift this season, Bon Appetit!

With the holidays already here, you may still be looking for ways to show your favorite foodies just how much they mean to you. Whether they love cooking up a creative meal or enjoy sampling new eats at every restaurant in town, you’ll want to get them something special and unique with which they can whip up their next culinary masterpiece or savor an even tastier treat. No need to fret; we’ve put together a delicious holiday gift guide perfect for any foodie! From handy kitchen gadgets and gourmet ingredients to signature snacks and personalized presents – this list has it all!

Antonio Bachour

Celebrated chef and pastry professional Antonio Bachour’s books – Bachour Gastro,  Bachour Simply Beautiful, Bachour Chocolate, and Bachour The Baker are the ideal gifts for foodies and bakers this holiday season. Awarded Best Pastry Chef in 2018 and 2022 by the Best Chefs Awards organization, Antonio shares his expertise and passion in his four books, and his fifth book is slated to be released in November 2022. Bachour Gastro ($74.99) shares innovative, unique sweet, and savory combinations with step-by-step photos and helpful tips. Bachour Simply Beautiful ($249) showcases Antonio Bachour’s well-acclaimed pastries. Bachour Chocolate ($124.94) is a recipe and art book that takes readers to a new dimension for desserts featuring signature flavor combinations, cooking techniques, and beautiful presentations. Bachour the Baker ($200.93) inspires professional and beginner bakers to take their pastries to the next level by emphasizing the importance of laminated dough, illustrating step-by-step instructions to make puff pastry croissants, brioche, cookies, and more. All are available for purchase at Amazon, links included.

Blue Stallion Farm

Looking for the perfect gift that soothes your soul? Founded in 2012, Blue Stallion Farm is a luxury lifestyle brand created by South Florida-based Gany Bernal. Encompassing an array of products — from all-natural, handcrafted bath and body goods to a home fragrance line — the Blue Stallion Farm brand was inspired by the place of its birth, Blue Stallion Farm in Southwest Ranches, Florida. Bernal, a South Florida resident, culinary school graduate, and ardent home chef, has authored and just published the Blue Stallion Farm Cookbook  ($98). A dive into the cookbook is to enjoy a look into the luxurious and lovely boho-chic Florida farm life Bernal and her family enjoys. The cookbook has been many years in the making and is a collection of her grandmother’s handwritten recipes, the family’s greatest treasures. Just in time for the gift-giving season, Blue Stallion Farm products and cookbooks are exclusively available on Blue Stallion Farm Shophq.

Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop

Sweeten the deal this holiday season with Miami’s notorious treat emporium, Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop. Available for purchase via Goldbelly shipping nationwide, families celebrating together and from a distance can enjoy Fireman Derek’s pies, such as Key Lime, Apple, Salted Caramel, Pecan, and a variety of Cookies and Brownies. All confections are made-to-order, prepared under strict food safety protocols, and refrigerated to ensure safe consumption and timely delivery for your holiday plans. For locals, head to Fireman Derek’s – Wynwood at 2545 N. Miami Avenue; Telephone: (786) 703-3623; or Fireman Derek’s – Coconut Grove is at 3435 Main Highway; Telephone: (786) 502-2396. Fireman Derek’s – Fort Lauderdale is located at 250 North Federal Highway, Suite 1. To order online, visit www.firemandereks.com.

GiftRocket 

GiftRocket is a delightful monetary cash present for friends, family, and co-workers. Suggest a restaurant they’d love and write a nice note. They redeem the gift online and receive money to spend. They’ll fulfill the intention of your gift, but if they want to use it elsewhere, no big deal. This is a great gift idea for the foodies in your life! Not a gift card or certificate, more like cash. From $25.00 to $500.00, it includes an excellent card presentation with a personalized message. With the option of email or printable. Which makes it a great last-minute gift. With the suggested use of spending the gifted money at any restaurant in Miami Beach. It has the flexibility and convenience of cash. They can spend their funds at basically any restaurant suggestion or elsewhere if they prefer. GiftRocket gifts let you suggest any business in the US. There is no physical gift card to carry around or lose. For more information, visit www.giftrocket.com.

Pura Vida Miami

Pura Vida Miami brings an eco-friendly twist to your holiday shopping this year. Their branded merch has everything you need to give gifts that are as sustainable and stylish as delicious! Get ready to treat the foodies in your life to items like roasted coffee for their morning joe, hats, canvas totes, beautiful bandanas, and awesome hoodies – a perfect gift for any health nut looking for both fashion and function. Shop Pura Vida Miami for all of your eco-friendly Christmas shopping needs! Find Pura Vida Miami merch here: www.puravidamiami.com.

Salt & Straw

Salt & Straw’s small-batch ice cream flavors are unique and exciting, making them the perfect special holiday gift for ice cream lovers. The family-owned brand offers various ways to gift the foodie in your life with multiple flavor packs. For a festive gift, Pints of the Moment features seasonal flavors, with the winter months embracing the spirit of the holidays; the Best Sellers Pack includes Salt & Straw’s cult classics, and the Pick Your Pints Pack allows consumers to create their own curiously delicious combination. For holiday parties, the Party Pack includes a dozen single-serve cups. Priced between $60-$98+ shipping, the ice cream is shipped on dry ice, ensuring the freshest, most delicious delivery. Salt & Straw swag and non-edible gifts are also available, including a Waffle Cone Scented Candle, Waffle Cone Perfume, The Perfect Ice Cream Scoop, and the Salt & Straw Ice Cream Cookbook. Orders can be placed online at https://saltandstraw.com.

South Beach Wine & Food Festival®

The four-day star-studded 2023 Food Network, South Beach Wine & Food Festival, presented by Capital One, returns to the sand February 23-26, 2023, featuring 90+ events spanning Dade and Broward counties. For the 22nd installment, Food Network personalities and more than 400 chefs and wine and spirit producers will come together to create an unforgettable epicurean celebration comprised of an unprecedented lineup of walk-around tastings, intimate dinners, late-night parties, brunches, lunches, master classes, wine seminars and more! Tickets are now available and would make for the best gift to give to your favorite foodie this holiday season. The Festival’s iconic white tents nestled on the sands of Miami Beach returns with a finger on the pulse, offering attendees the most robust lineup yet with various new highlights to look forward to. To date, the Festival has raised over $34 Million in support of its mission to EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE, with the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University. More information on the 2023 events and tickets can be found at www.sobewff.org.

Vinya Wine

Give the gift that keeps on giving with Vinya Wine. Dubbed the Vinya Drinking Cru, the $49-a-month “juice box” subscription is like no other. Each box features two wines a month hand selected by Vinya Founder and Sommelier Allegra Angelo (also known as one of Miami’s top wine pros). Wine trivia and additional games are included in each package, making it the perfect date night or holiday party activity. Subscribers unlock member-only perks and deals, free shipping is offered for orders within Miami, and the subscription can be canceled anytime. For additional shopping needs, Vinya Wine & Market in Key Biscayne and Vinya Table in Coral Gables both offer robust wine selections. It’s a win all around. For more information or to subscribe, please visit vinyawine.com.

Wild Fork

This holiday season, Wild Fork – the meat and seafood market known for quality, affordability, and variety, takes the guesswork out of gifting with carefully curated culinary options suitable for every foodie on your list. With selections in every price range – from $50 to upwards of $400, Wild Fork has put together seemingly endless choices designed for pescatarians and omnivores – and everyone in between. Blast frozen gift boxes can be shipped anywhere in the continental US within 24-48 hours, depending on location. For a full list of locations, gift boxes, and to order, please go to Wild Fork Gifting.  *Prices are subject to change based on weight.

Yellow Green Farmers Market

Stroll through the holiday season at Yellow Green Farmers Market, South Florida’s destination for foodies, families, and wellness enthusiasts alike. This one-of-a-kind market and entertainment hotspot is perfect for those looking to sample, shop, and dine. With more than 250 participating vendors, including widespread food, beverage, and artisan small businesses like Volcanic Sweets, Ceviche Express, Red Hot Vintage, Blush + Wood, and many more, Yellow Green Farmers Market is a haven for all of your gift list needs. Guests can enjoy relaxed outdoor dining, both open-air and covered, inside one of the four new tiki huts, all festively decorated for the holidays. Under the blue skies or twinkly stars, guests can rock to live beats with stage-side entertainment as they search for the perfect gift for their loved ones. YGFM is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 7 PM, located at 3080 Sheridan Street, Hollywood, FL 33021. For more information, visit www.ygfarmersmarket.com.

So what are you waiting for? We are almost out of time; get out there and start shopping for the perfect culinary-themed present today! Purchase or order online as soon as possible to avoid missing out on these delicious treats!

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