Posted by Trey Popp on December 10th, 2012
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Posted by Trey Popp on December 6th, 2012
The holidays are full of bad advice for foodies. The New York Times Dining section made this plain on Wednesday in their gift guide, which recommended that readers buy three pounds of Washington cherries for $79. Also, .6 ounces of ground ginger—note that decimal placement—for $24.
The Times isn’t the only offender. (And hey, they also plugged Art in the Age’s Sage spirit, so they’re not all bad.) But you know what I’m talking about. For every ten foodie gift ideas, seven are insanely pricey, four are hard to get—mental Venn diagram time—and half of what’s left will probably just make your gourmet friend scratch her head while smiling awkwardly beneath the tree.
It doesn’t have to be this way. For the next few days, I’m posting better gift ideas: Things that your favorite foodie probably doesn’t have already, that are affordable on any budget, and that might just become as indispensable in their pantry as they are in mine.