Just in the nick of time to do your last minute holiday shopping, we’re concluding our three-part Holiday Gift Guide by appealing to the avid food lover. (If you missed either of the first two installments, you can find part one here and part two here). We all have that foodie friend or family member in our lives that has tasted everything under the sun, so offer the enthusiast in your life one of these PNW-made gifts ranging from sweet to savory, big to small and anything in-between.
Jacobsen Salt Co. Six Vial Salt Sampler | $30
Sample an array of the sea with Jacobsen’s six salt gift set, with salts sourced from the beautiful Oregon Coast. Included in the package is their pure flake salt, lemon zest salt, vanilla bean salt, Stumptown Coffee salt, ghost chili salt and smoked cherrywood salt. Along with these six unique flavors is food pairing suggestions for each blend, allowing a perfect exploration of each vial. Order online or pick-up at any Jacobsen Salt retailer.
“Over 21” Fruit Cake by Kathy Casey | $12
Using Maker’s Mark bourbon to infuse the dried fruits packed into this delicious loaf, Sip Northwest cocktail columnist and praised bar chef Kathy Casey has gained a cult-like following for her signature real fruitcake. With a spiced batter binding the ingredients, Casey includes dried apricots, cranberries, tart cherries, golden raisins and toasted nuts with a brush of Maker’s Mark-infused brown sugar glaze to top it off. Order online for pick-up or delivery while supplies last as these babies sell out fast.
Make Cheese Inc.’s Lotsa Motsa Kit | $30
We all have that special cheese lover in our lives who wants to take their passion to the next level. Give the gift of experimentation with this fresh mozzarella and ricotta cheese kit. The kit includes microbial rennet (10 tablets), cheesecloth, citric acid, cheese salt, thermometer, recipe booklet and 30 batches worth of product. All you’ll need to purchase is milk and you’re on your way to becoming the next cheesemonger.
Olympia Provisions Cookbook with Free Salami | $40
Written by the owner and salami celeb, Elias Cairo takes the reader through each charcuterie, offering step-by-step recipes for confits, pâtés, salami and more. Also included are tales of his apprenticeship in Switzerland, non-charcuterie recipes from Olympia Provisions restaurants and essays on “the perfect wine lunch.” Plus, each cookbook comes with free salami and a signature from Cairo inside.
Elephants Delicatessen’s Extravaganza Basket | $195
If you’re local to the Portland metro area, you know Elephants Deli is the spot to feast. For the not-so-lucky folks who live out of range, send them a gift basket complete with Elephants’ house-made appetizer spread and local favorites found throughout Oregon including Portland Creamery and Kettle Brand Chips. To top off the extravagant basket, you’ll receive a bottle of non-alcoholic French sparkling cider allowing everyone in the family to raise a glass to the holiday season.
Hot Stove Society’s Food Lovers Weekend with Tom Douglas and His Chef Team | $995
For the foodies that have it all, go big or go home with Hot Stove Society’s Food Lovers Weekend featuring three days of hands-on cooking classes, wine tastings and exploration of all that Seattle has to offer. All events will be held at James Beard Award-winner Tom Douglas’ cooking school with demonstrations by the man himself and his team. Explore the culinary mecca of the Pacific Northwest with this weekend of merriment.