A Food Lover’s Gift Guide
Still not sure what you’re going to get for that food lover in your life this Christmas? We get it and we’re going to get you sorted. To help you spend less time shopping and more time enjoying the holidays we’ve done all the hard work for you. Below is a Food Lover’s Gift Guide, all suggestions from our food obsessed team.
The Botanist Gin
We’re starting things off strong with this first suggestion… The Botanist Gin. An artisanal Islay gin, goes above and beyond in the aromatics sourcing, its 22 locally hand-foraged wild Islay botanicals to give it that something extra. Here is a recipe that using The Botanist Gin that they’ve recommended.
The Forager’s Refresher
- 40ml The Botanist
- 30ml fortified white wine (e.g. Lillet Blanc)
- 15ml lemon juice
- Soda water
Add The Botanist, lemon juice and fortified white wine to high ball glass.
Finish with soda and gently stir.
Garnish with thyme sprig and lemon wheel.
A Quality Knife
We couldn’t do this list without including our neighbours The Japanese Knife Company. Not only do they sell a large variety of knives, they also sell other useful kitchen items, cookware, tableware and barware. You can also organise a time to take your knife in for sharpening which is essential for keeping your blades top notch.
Carousel's Christmas Hamper
For the first time this year we are offering up a Christmas Hamper. We’ve spent months crafting a rather fantastic selection of homemade – and super sustainable – seasonal treats for you to enjoy with your families in between turkey-induced comas on the sofa and lively games of charades. Think Ginger and Turmeric Tea, Mezcal Cranberry Cassis, Coffee from Ozone Coffee, Rapeseed Butter Caramel Chocolates, Maple Cured Chalk Stream Trout, Grand Champion Pear & Smoked Ginger Preserve, Roast Onion Tapioca Crisps and Smoked Pancetta from our friends at Brunello salumi, attractively presented in an up-cycled wooden wine box (waste not, want not). And if you’re feeling extra generous, why not slip in one of our Gift Vouchers too?
Halen Mon Salt Set
A gift for those eco-concious friends of yours, this year-round sea-sonal gift will do just the trick. Halen Mon is a small business located on the rocky coast of Wales and still harvests its salt by hand. Inside their salt gift set you’ll find their signature sea salt, sea salt smoked over oak, sea salt with celery seeds, sea salt with roasted garlic and sea salt with chilli & garlic.
Can you really go wrong with anything that gets you closer to a bowl of fresh pasta? No, we don’t think so either. This Pasta Maker can also be a great gift to pair along with our pasta making course where you get to learn how to make at least three different kinds of pasta. It doesn’t hurt that you also get an Italian feast cooked up by our kitchen at the end either.