So, anyway, Hannukah is over, but if you need to get a Christmas gift for someone, here are some ideas.
I'm not going to include all of the links. I bet you can do a google search just as well as I can. If you're in Pittsburgh, my most constant (though expensive) source has been Rollier's Hardware in Mt. Lebanon.
I've tried to include something for every budget.
- Foley food mill
- Vaccuum seeler and vaccuum seeler bags http://www.sealerbags.com/
- Apple corer, peeler, slicer
- Jars (8 oz are good for Jam, pint are good for tomatoes, tomato sauce, apple sauce, etc.)
- Jelly bag
- Chef's knife
- Canner (a very large pot with a special rack to hold the jars)
- Simply in Season (a cookbook)
- Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
- Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, Stephen Hopp, etc.
- Plenty by James McKinnon and Alisa Smith
- Preserving Summer's Bounty by Susan McClure
- Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving
- Home Cheese Making by Ricki Carroll
- The Busy Person's Guide to Preserving Food by Janet Chadwick
- Jam and Jelly by Holly and Nellie by Gloria Whelan
- A membership in the East End Food Co-op
- A CSA share http://www.localharvest.org/
- Subscription to the magazine Table
- Membership in Slow Food Pittsburgh
- Donation to PASA (the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture)
- Chest freezer
- Some seeds from Seed Savers http://www.seedsavers.org/products.asp?dept=91
- Gift certificate to Green Chef's Deli, Bona Terra, the Cafe at the Frick or one of the Big Burrito restaurants
- A reusable tote bag
And I bet some of you know what gift you will be getting from a local food lover. . . And it's name starts with grape and ends with jelly. . .