Dining & Wine

Last-Minute Gifts For The Food Lovers On Your List

December 22, 2022

Fear, not holiday shoppers, there are still a few more days left to gather up your gifts, and if you have some cooks on your list, there are a couple of places in town where you can even one-stop-shop. —Cassandra Anderton

Gourmet Warehouse

For the gourmet on your list, Gourmet Warehouse is the place to go to find just about anything any cook could possibly covet. Owner Caren McSherry and her team have stocked the shelves full of brands we own and trust. Here are a few items that will be sure to get your favourite cook, cooking for you. As a bonus, these items are all currently sale priced!

This Staub Ceramic Oven Set includes a 9 by 9-inch Square Covered Baker that allows you to bake and serve in the same dish and a lid that locks in heat to keep your food warm. There’s also a 9-inch Oval Baking Dish that is perfect for gratins and crumbles, and a 7.5 by 6-inch rectangular dish, ideal for smaller casseroles. All are dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup. GW $139

Food storage containers may not sound sexy, but I use these almost daily. The 7-piece Zwilling Fresh & Save Vacuum Starter Set includes glass containers in two sizes, 2 small bags, and 2 medium bags and the vacuum pump. Food keeps up to five times longer, reducing food waste and saving you money. There’s even an app that works with the QR code on the lids to track food and shelf life. GW $149

Breville products are so stunning, and if you are going to have something hanging out on your kitchen counter, it better look stylish. This Breville Fast Slow Go – Multi Cooker 6Qt can pressure cook, slow cook, sauté, steam, stew, and make risotto, yogurt as well sous vide. It’s big enough to cook a meal for a crowd and the stainless-steel bowl goes right in the dishwasher. The easy-to-use interface has 14 shortcuts and applications. GW $244.99

President’s Choice

Sure, we shop at a lot of independently owned stores and support locally owned businesses, but sometimes convenience is just too hard to resist. President’s Choice has some great things in their Holiday Handbook, so grab a copy while you’re in the store.

This 4-litre PC Everything One Pan allows you to steam vegetables, stir-fry protein, boil noodles and simmer curry all in the same vessel, meaning only one pan to clean. Two colours are available, terracotta and beige, and it’s non-stick with cool-touch grip handles and pours spots on both sides for easy pouring. PC $60

For those who love donuts, but aren’t into deep frying in their home, a process that can create quite a mess, the PC Donut Pan does the trick. Grab a box of the PC Old-Fashioned or Chocolate Cake Donut Baking Mix, some sprinkles that come in blue and white or pink unicorn and have a donut decorating party. PC $13.99

When it comes to making our morning coffee, we need to minimize the use of our counter space. This French Press Coffee Maker extracts full flavour from coffee, while the vessel’s copper finish looks sleek in our kitchen, or on our breakfast table. Tea drinkers can also use this to steep their. Grab some coffee to go along with it, the PC coffees come in recyclable packaging. PC $20

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