Pasta Ragazza’s Holiday Gift Guide for the Foodie in Your Life
It’s hard to believe the holidays are just around the corner if you don’t understand the concept of time. When holiday shopping for my loved ones, I always try to give gifts that are both sentimental and functional. Below is a list of my top 5 holiday gifts for the foodie in your life. Happy shopping!
I love this scarf as much as I love cereal milk. This piece was designed by two badass women: Brooklyn artist Christina J. Wang & Christina Tosi, founder & owner of Milk Bar. This scarf reminds me of the first time I took a bite of crack pie at Milk Bar’s East Village shop and immediately fell in love.
Even though we live in a digital age where you can easily access recipes on a blog, nothing beats the nostalgia of opening a cookbook. I like this functional cookbook stand from Crate & Barrel. It’s neutral, easy to clean, and doesn’t take up a lot of space. Plus, your recipient will think of you every time he or she cracks open a cookbook to make something delicious.
Samin Nostrat’s book Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking captures the warm and fuzzy feeling a foodie gets when trying a new recipe or making something so tried & true that it’s second nature. Samin walks her readers through the basics of creating flavor and texture to make every dish delicious. Wendy MacNaughton’s illustrations add to the whimsy, making it a perfect gift for the holiday season.
This butter keeper is a perfect gift for anyone who enjoys perfectly soft, spreadable butter. This piece is handmade by Jonathan Sawyer of Sawyer Ceramics in San Diego. A French butter keeper is the thing you didn’t know your kitchen was missing, and once you have one, you’ll never use cold butter again.
If your foodie friend is not part of the Apron Squad already, I highly recommend you give the gift that is this beautiful chambray apron. The chambray is textured and timeless, and the pockets are perfectly flush and functional. I also appreciate when the fabric grain on pockets align with the grain of the body, which happens with every H&B apron.