Christmas shopping for a someone who likes to cook? It’s unlike most gift shopping you’ll do this season. Jars of seasoning, and quirky kitchens tools are entirely appropriate (and welcomed!).
Cooks get very excited by things like a 1.4kg tub of Maldon Sea Salt. Equally so, bottles of marinades, new chopping boards, or Ottolenghi-approved seed spices.
If this all seems confusing or strange, we’re here to help. The following 12 items are not only delicious and inspiring to cooks – they’re also very thoughtful (bonus points to you).
And they all drop easily into your weekly Farmdrop basket! Head to our Instagram and tell us what you’ll be shopping for.
THE COOK’S ESSENTIAL
Maldon Salt Company
Maldon sea salt flakes are loved (is that too strong a word? No!) by chefs and shoppers the world over. This 1.4kg tub goes beyond any cook’s saline requirements.
SPICES FOR EVERYDAY
A lovely gift for the spice connoisseur. This pack includes two mainstays of your spice rack, plus a Daal Blend to inspire the flexing of culinary muscles.
A TRUSTY BOARD
Produced in Cumbria, these boards are made for chopping. The curved end was designed for ingredients to drop neatly into your pan.
A FLAVOUR SENSATION
Truly, a gift of flavour! This trio of sauces includes Orange Poke Sauce, Tahini Noodle Sauce and Yuzu Salad Sauce. They’re made for drizzling, marinading and dressing.
Rubies in the Rubble
A selection of our most popular relishes – perfect addition to your Christmas cheese board, or a lovely gift for the relish lovers amongst us!
FOR THE KITCHEN
Complete with a measuring decal on the inside, the 2 pint jug is the perfect addition to a cook’s kitchen. 2 pint jugs are 17 cm tall and hold 1137 ml.
ELEVATE THEIR OIL
The extra virgin oli from 100% Arbequina olives is sweet and grassy with hints of green tomato and a lightly peppery aftertaste.
SHARPEN THEIR GAME
Each tool or knife in the range has an innovative handle with an integrated tool rest, ensuring that the head or blade is always raised off the work surface, when placed down.
Dorset Sea Salt
These sea salt flakes are deftly smoked to impart another dimension to food. Fancy!
SOME LIKE IT HOT
Ranging from completely manageable to downright unreasonably hot – this hot sauce set is for the BBQ-loving, spice savouring cook.
WILD FOR PICKLES
This limited edition selection of wild pickles are the perfect accompaniment to shared plates, cheeseboards, and brunches.
These seeds add delicate and unique flavour to your favourite Ottolenghi dishes. Annatto Seeds, Fenugreek Seeds, Black Mustard Seeds, Nigella Seeds are all wonderful additions to any spice rack.