Best Gifts For Food Lovers

The greatest olive oil, knives and salami money can buy

Being a foodie is expensive, so gifting someone the best produce or experiences in the culinary world is taking a burden off their bank balance.

Whether it's a masterclass in coffee or butchery, a gourmet pasta or cheese delivery service or a hamper full of excellent chocolate, these are the gifts for the food lover in your life.

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For Meat Mastering

Say farewell to worrying your dodgy carving technique will ruin Sunday dinner. This class from the excellent butchers Ginger Pig offers a 3.5 hours carving course on your choice of  pork, beef, lamb, game, poultry or sausages. You'll also enjoy a two course meal, with wine and plenty of meat to take home with you.

£155 per person, Ginger pig

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For Condiment Connoisseurs

This gourmet French Dijon mustard is infused with Chablis white wine from Burgundy and with black truffle from Provence. An intense flavour perfect for slathering on cheese, or pairing with fish or chicken. The last scrapings will be fought over.

£29, Maille

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For Coffee Snobs

Caffeine connoisseurs Department of Coffee & Social Affairs serve high quality and ethically sourced coffee from their 14 locations in England. If you've already bought the beans and  I <3 coffee tote bag, this talk on the craft and science of espresso will turn you into an overnight barista.

£60, Department of Coffee

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For Carb Loading

Fresh pasta is becoming all the more popular in restaurants but what about taking that quality home with you? Pasta Evangelists have the answer with artisan fresh pasta, sauce, garnishes and step-by-step instructions all delivered to your home a chilled letterbox friendly container with meat from the aforementioned Ginger Pig.

From £6.75, Pasta Evangelists

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For Stylish Sipping

If bringing the bar home with you is more your bag, these crystal champagne coupes are a way to up your dinner party game and make your friends feel suitably inadequate. The hand blown glasses are engraved with a greek pattern and best of all, you can throw them in the dishwasher at the end of the night.

£72 for six, Soho Home

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For Chocolate Lovers

The thrill of being given a pile of chocolate never gets old. This hamper contains delights including milk chocolate and salted caramel puddles and chocolate brownie and billionaire shortbread bars. No need to share.

£25, Hotel Chocolat

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For Oil Barons

As Quo Vadis' chef Jeremy Lee's preferred extra virgin olive oil, this offering from Sesti is a safe bet for a gift. The oil has notes of fresh grass and pepper and is biodynamically produced at the Castello di Argiano estate near Montalcino. Good enough to drink pints of.

£13.50, Tanners

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For Salami Specialists

Just one of the many salami, ham and chorizo offerings, this Salame Toscano is seasoned with red wine garlic and peppercorns and is the best thing you can find in the fridge to serve slices of before dinner. The company are endorsed by high-profile Italian chefs Theo Randall and Angela Hartnett and have a popular stall in Borough Market.

£18.50, The Ham and Cheese Co

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For The Person Who Has Everything

Though the saying goes a bad workman blames his tools, trying to cook with poor knives is an incredibly frustrating task. With 30 years experience making stainless steel knives crafted in Japan, Global are widely regarded the best in the business. This set of seven will cater to all your cooking needs and last a lifetime. 

£499, Harts