Give the gift of flavor this holiday season with one of these 10 foodie-centric gift ideas. We asked a panel of travel and food experts to nominate their favorite food-centric gifts, then 10Best readers chose their favorites. These are the results.
1. Susie's Hot Sauce
Give the gift of award-winning Susie's Hot Sauce — Photo courtesy of Susie's Hot Sauce / Facebook
Susie’s award-winning hot sauce has been named the Best International Hot Sauce at the Golden Chile Awards. Gift a Sweet & Spicy Case that comes with Original, Scorpion, Calypso, Burning Desire, Mango, Pineapple, Tamarind and Papaya hot sauces.
To buy: susieshotsauce.com, $50-$85 per case
2. Seattle Cooks by Julien Perry
Seattle Cooks combines chef recipes from around the city — Photo courtesy of Figure 1 Publishing
The Seattle food scene ranks among the most vibrant in the nation, and this cookbook highlights 80 signature dishes from 40 of the city's top restaurants. Recipes include Dahlia Lounge’s Dungeness crab cakes, Tavolata’s hamachi crudo, Revel’s kalua pork belly and Jerry Traunfeld’s eggplant fries.
To buy: amazon.com, $21.26
3. I Heart Rome: Recipes & Stories from the Eternal City by Maria Pasquale
I Heart Rome: Recipes & Stories from the Eternal City is a must for lovers of Italian cuisine — Photo courtesy of Rizzoli Publications
I Heart Rome: Recipes & Stories from the Eternal City by 10Best’s Local Expert Maria Pasquale takes the reader on a journey through one of Europe's greatest cities, uncovering its hidden gems and local favorite food spots.
To buy: amazon.com, $23.79
4. Eatwith Gift Card
Eatwith offers experiences in over 100 countries — Photo courtesy of Eatwith
An Eatwith gift card unlocks immersive culinary experiences from around the world. Cards can be customized with any amount and are valid for any Eatwith locals experience (options in more than 130 countries) for a full calendar year.
To buy: eatwith.com, Any amount
$70 for a $75 gift card, $90 for a $100 gift card and $135 for a $150 gift card through November 27
5. Üllo Wine Purifier
The Üllo Wine Purifier can put a stop to your wine headaches — Photo courtesy of iStock / Sanny11
A perfect gift for the wine drinker on your list, the Üllo Wine Purifier filters out headache-causing sulfites while aerating wine for better flavor. Use it by the glass or by the bottle for a more pure wine experience.
To buy: ullowine.com, $79.99
6. We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time by Jose Andres
We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time is a must-read — Photo courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers
We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time recounts the true tale of how a group of chefs, including author Jose Andres, came to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria and helped the only way they knew how, by cooking. A portion of the proceeds from the book are donated to the Chef Relief Network.
To buy: harpercollins.com, $27.99
Use code ISLAND20 for 20 percent off and free shipping through November 27
7. Ultimate Eats
Ultimate Eats covers a lot of food territory — Photo courtesy of Lonely Planet
Ultimate Eats from Lonely Planet ranks the world’s top 500 food experiences based on input from food writers and top chefs. Get travel inspiration while gleaning tips on how to best bar-hop for pintxos in San Sebastian or tuck into curry laksa in Kuala Lumpur.
To buy: lonelyplanet.com, $29.99
8. MasterClass: Gordon Ramsay Teaches Cooking
MasterClass: Gordon Ramsay Teaches Cooking will help turn an amateur into an expert — Photo courtesy of MasterClass
With Masterclass, give the gift of knowledge. The foodie on your gift list can learn cooking techniques from Gordon Ramsay over the course of 20 video lessons. The course covers topics like knife skills, breaking down a whole chicken, mastering fish and shellfish, and making pasta dough.
To buy: masterclass.com, $90
9. Traveling Spoon Gift Card
Traveling Spoon is a gift unlike any other — Photo courtesy of Traveling Spoon
A Traveling Spoon gift card lets a foodie travel and eat off-the-beaten-path private meals and experience cooking classes in homes around the globe. Sit down for a Balinese feast in a family village in Ubud, learn to cook Korean family recipes in a Seoul home or tour Paris’s Bastille Market with a cooking instructor as your guide.
To buy: travelingspoon.com, Any amount
Use code USATOP10 for 10 percent off
10. Eataly Gift Box
Who wouldn't love to receive an Eataly Gift Box? — Photo courtesy of Eataly
Eataly gift boxes come in a range of sizes, each overflowing with curated food and drink items from artisanal Italian producers from around the country. Options go from the general (Everyday Italian or The Italian Passport) to the specific (Truffle Revelation or Amalfi Coast).
To buy: eataly.com, $34.90-$299.90