For CHOW’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide we’ve given you a direct line to that perfect gadget, cookbook, or kitchen accessory for the food lovers on your list by organizing our picks according to personality type: six profiles of the modern food lover, from sleek Modernist to homey Sweets Obsessive. Just ID the foodie on your list by type, then get gifting with an awesome pick from one of our editors. With any luck, your thank-you will show up in the form of something delicious.
THE MODERNIST | Browse
THE TRADITIONALIST | Browse
Regularly feeds the discarded ribs of raw kale salads to his backyard brood of heritage Araucana chickens; once pickled every single item in his CSA box.
Favorite CHOW recipe: Peach Shrub
THE COFFEE PURIST |
THE DOMESTIC MIXOLOGIST | Browse
He’s the guy who seriously considered cashing out his 401(k) for a Kold-Draft ice machine to hook up in the garage, and who spends spare evenings working on a Pappy Van Winkle locator app.
Favorite CHOW video series: CHOW
THE SUPER BAKER | Browse
She’s the type who cuts her vacation short just to get home to feed her levain. She’s on her second copy of Tartine Bread (the first met an untimely end with a scoring knife).
Favorite CHOW video: Obsessives: Pizza
THE SWEETS OBSESSIVE | Browse
Everybody knows one: the guy who eats an entire pint of roasted banana ice cream in the half-block walk from San Francisco’s Bi-Rite Creamery to his car, and has a Yorkie named Cronut.
Favorite CHOW recipe: Michael Recchiuti’s Burnt Caramel Custard
STOCKING STUFFERS |
Give that foodie who’s been good all year one or more of these small-scale gifts guaranteed to make 2013 a year to remember.
DIY HOLIDAY GIFTS | Browse
Everybody appreciates receiving something handmade. Infused liquors, salts, candies, chocolates, hot sauces: With a little time and planning, you can craft your own holiday gifts that’ll please any food personality on your list. Check out the dozens of amazing, easy-to-do projects from the CHOW Test Kitchen.