Still searching for a thoughtful pressie for a food-loving friend? Fear not – here are five ideas for foodie gifts under £20 that’ll have them jingling all the way to the new year
For the friend who loves eating out, there’s no better gift than the original insider’s guide to the very best restaurants across the South West – from Land’s End up to the Cotswolds and across to Bournemouth.
The stocking-size Trencherman’s Guide details the most exquisite dining experiences in the region, and is backed by top chefs such as Rick Stein CBE who describes it as ‘A guide with teeth’, Nathan Outlaw who says ‘It’s one of the guides you want to get into as a chef’, and Michael Caines MBE (pictured above), chair of the Trencherman’s committee, who explains: ‘The guide showcases exquisite and authentic South West dining experiences.’
£9.99 (Food readers can buy one and get one half price with code christmas23)
Limited Edition Christmas Coffee, Reads Coffee Roasters
For the friend who wouldn’t be caught dead in a Costa, give the gift of gold-standard caffeination this Christmas. Dorset’s Reads Coffee Roasters have launched this Limited Edition Christmas Coffee, a delightfully festive roast combining 100 per cent arabica Rwanda single estate beans with India Monsoon Malabar beans.
A warmly rich base and fruity hints of dried cranberry from the Rwandan beans are given a twist with bold spice from the Indian beans, making it a suitably yuletide-y blend for any brew method.
Truro Farmers Market 2024 Calendar
The Truro Farmers Market 2024 Calendar will be a seasonal companion through the year for your foodie chum. The handy wall planner is packed with vibrant illustrations, words and inspiration to spark culinary adventures with each changing month – from the first asparagus in spring to comfort-food cravings in winter. It even provides a monthly shopping list of fresh fruit and veg as well as key market dates.
Upgrade to a bumper gift set by adding Truro Farmers Market – the Cookbook (RRP £25) and save £8 off the bundle. Pick it up at the market in person to receive a funky tote bag to present them in.
Christmas Cove Miniatures Gift Set, Devon Cove
For the drinks connoisseur, introduce them to some new faves in the form of this set of vodka-based miniatures from Devon Cove. Made using King Edward potatoes from the family farm overlooking Hope Cove in south Devon, this single distilled vodka is the epitome of handcrafted luxury.
The trio includes Cove Vodka, Cove Damson Liqueur and Cove Coffee Liqueur, packaged in a nifty gift box featuring a festive design.
Super Smoky Chips Bundle, Hot Smoked
Barbecue enthusiasts will up their grilling game this year after they discover these award-winning Super Smoky Chips from Hot Smoked under the tree.
Comprising oak, hickory and whisky barrel oak smoking chips, plus recipes, how-to info and top tips, this set is a brilliant gift for adventurous outdoor cooks. They’re ideal for using in a regular barbecue, smoker or grill with a lid and ventilation. Simply add them to white-hot coals or place above gas burners and protect in foil or a smoker box. As they heat, the aromatic flavours will infuse an oomph of smokiness into food.
Is your friend new to the smoking game? There’s a mellow bundle available if that’s more their bag.
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