Cooking related Xmas gifts?

Discussion in 'Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions' started by morning glory, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Did you receive any cooking related Christmas presents? I was lucky enough to receive two - a deep fat frier and a book about fermenting food (of which more, later). Tell us what you received.
  2. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Midlands, England

    Leicester UK
    No we generally get chocolate, wine and cheese although we have previously received a cookery book, never done any of the recipes though.
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  3. The Late Night Gourmet

    The Late Night Gourmet Über Member

    Detroit, USA
    I am counting these Cyber Monday purchases as Christmas gifts, which I bought for myself:

    Salt and Pepper Shakers - impractical for table use, since they grind so quickly. If I wanted to use it for a dish, I'd find the dish covered in a blanket of salt. But, they're great for soups and such.


    Globe Decanter with Glasses and Stone Ice Cubes - the definition of impractical, but really, really cool. Those 4 cubes can be frozen to provide cooling to a drink without diluting it, but they aren't nearly as cold as an ice cube. But, like I said, this is an amazingly cool thing.

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  4. MrsDangermouse

    MrsDangermouse Senior Member

    Hampshire, UK
    I have a set of electric S&P mills - they're great, and so useful when you need to season something like meat because you can grind with one hand whilst moving the meat around with the other.
    Check on the may be able to adjust the size of the grind which makes them easier to use at the table.
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  5. MrsDangermouse

    MrsDangermouse Senior Member

    Hampshire, UK
    No food related gifts this year, just a new set of serving dishes to replace the old ones where the glaze is starting to crack.
    Oh, and a nice bottle of vintage Port :drink:
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  6. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Talking of salt and pepper grinders, I have some favourite ones I bought in Waitrose - but like many other types they irritatingly shed salt and pepper grounds when parked on the shelf or table. I now have them sitting in small shallow ramekins to collect the grindings which escape.
  7. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Midlands, England

    Leicester UK
    Oh yes that is annoying, didn't realise until I took ours out of the cupboard and left quite a few grindings behind :laugh:
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  8. Frizz1974

    Frizz1974 Senior Member

    My OH bought me a quirky kitsch set of statuettes which he didn’t realise are S&P cruet until I laughed on Xmas morning assuming he was intentionally adding to my small collection.

    A foodie friend gifted me a small bottle black garlic preserved in honey - not sure what I will do with that yet. Maybe a glaze.

    A girlfriend gifted me a rude & offensive wine glass which I love & it couldn’t have come at a better time.
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  9. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    That sounds interesting.

    :laugh: Make good use of it!
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  10. LadyBelle

    LadyBelle Senior Member

    I got a slow cooker cook book that has quite a lot of things I’d like to try in it.

    Also quite a lot of wine.

    And gin.
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  11. Frizz1974

    Frizz1974 Senior Member

    I did. On NYE.

    There was a party here that was not of my making. I returned from my short break & drank wine and watched from the guest perspective.

    Our niece did comment that it was “different” to the usual events at our place. I asked whatever did she mean. :D

    There were no theme, table cloths, twinkle lights, candles, and the food was very basic.

    The glass, FYI states

    To do list

    1 - drink wine
    2 - not give a Fxxx

    With check marks next to the items.

    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019
  12. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    Quiet nye here, lots booze and just family. No food related prezzies. Which was unusual. My kids normally get me something kitchen related.

  13. epicuric

    epicuric Über Member Staff Member

    Shropshire, UK
    We had quite a few presents of food and drink, pretty much all gone now. We also gave quite a few, including this hamper for my mother:
    Apart from three items everything was home-made.

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