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Holiday Gift Ideas from Consiglio's
The holidays are rapidly approaching - but don’t worry if you’ve left your gift list to the last minute, because we’ve got you covered! With gift ideas for espresso lovers, home cooks, culinary professionals, or simply those that value great, healthy homemade food, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite gift ideas for the holiday season!
Holiday Gift Ideas from Consiglio's
Gift Ideas for the Espresso Lover:
Gaggia Brera Black or Brera Silver: Chosen as the Best Automatic Espresso Machine Under $1000 in our “Best Home Espresso Machine” category, the Gaggia Brera pairs some of the latest in automatic espresso machine technology with a sleek, compact design, bringing quality espresso beverages to even the most space-conscious modern kitchens.
If looking for a manual espresso machine, check out the Gaggia Classic - listed as our Best Manual Espresso Machine under $750, the Classic fits easily into compact kitchens and living spaces and comes with the option of using pressurized filter baskets to guarantee gorgeous crema on every shot of espresso - a feature that’s great for those coffee lovers without barista skills or experience with a manual espresso machine.
Saeco X-Small Vapore, which boasts the pairing of a small, compact size with all the power of Saeco’s Rapid Steam technology
Consiglio’s Taster’s Quartet: Featuring one each of our fresh and locally roasted Consiglio’s Organic Espresso Beans, this quartet highlights a variety of tasting points, and comes with one each of our Aroma Eccellente, Super Crema, Casa and Super Intenso.
Gifts for the Pasta Lover:
Authentic Chitarra Pasta Maker: One of the oldest traditional pasta making devices, the Chitarra Pasta Maker uses a series of evenly spaced taught wires on a wooden frame to cut its namesake Spaghetti Chitarra - a thick, square-cut pasta with a rough texture that pairs beautifully well with a lamb ragu or hearty sauce.
Miss Peppa Cavatelli Maker: Turning long strands of pasta into individually cut and shaped Cavatelli in a matter of minutes, the Miss Peppa Cavatelli Maker is a fast, easy way to homemade cavatelli.
Gifts for Specialty Food Preparation:
Torchietto Fruit and Vegetable Press: a traditionally Italian tool used to separate solids from liquids - whether you want to retain either the extracted liquid, the pressed and drained solid (or both!), we’ve got you covered! Ranging from a standard small press to our large professional torchietto, these presses can be used to press:
- Fruit for jams, ciders, preserves and wine
- Herbs, tinctures, extractions and infusions
Nut Milk And more! Check out our Torchietto Guide blog article here to learn more about what torchiettos are, how they work, and some of our favourite vegetable press uses!
Cubo Spiedini/ Arrosticini Maker, which doubles as an excellent tool to also make spiducci or kebabs - essentially any small, grilled meat or vegetable skewer! Pro tip: pair with an Italian Terracota Arrosticini Holder to ensure those delicious skewers are presented in style!
Gourmet King Meat Slicer: Get perfect deli and sandwhich cuts at home with a slicer perfectly suited for home use!
Stainless Steel Cookware:
Le Creuset Stainless Steel or the American-made All-Clad line of stainless steel cookware. Renowned for its durability and versatility, All-Clad stainless steel has become an integral part of the kitchen for both professional and home cooks alike. From fry pans, sauce pots and stock pots to 10 piece and 14 piece sets, All Clad has something bound to please the cooking enthusiast on your gift list this holiday season!
When it comes to searing, braising, baking, roasting, or stewing, enameled cast iron has got you covered, offering all of the merits of tradition cast iron without the need or hassle of seasoning. Whether you choose the deep colours and modern aesthetic of Staub, or the classic Le Creuset design, you’re sure to make someone very happy this holiday season. To learn more about the differences between le Creuset and Staub, check out our blog article on the subject here!
Le Creuest Round Dutch Ovens: Cherry Red 24cm, Marseille Blue 26cm, or Flame Orange 28cm, or check out the Staub Round Dutch Ovens
Le Creuset Oval Dutch Ovens: Le Creuset Cherry Red 29cm Le Creuset Goose Pot
Le Creuset Skillets and Grill Pans, which pair well with the Le Creuset Panini Press
Staub Chistera Braiser or Le Creuset Braiser
- Staub Bouillabaisse Pot
- If shopping for someone that already loves their collection of Staub cookware, consider one of the charming Staub replacement knobs, available in fish, pig, or rooster shapes
- Le Creuset Kettles
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