Johannesburg - Angela Day presents her Christmas wish list, which has ideas for presents you can give friends and family members who love cooking and baking.
Earthfire pizza oven, R2 999, Yuppiechef. For the foodie who has everything, this portable oven makes authentic wood-fired pizzas in less than 5 minutes.
Conversion table with measuring spoon set, R299, Woolworths. A handy plaque with common metric conversions to put up in your kitchen. Comes with a set of measuring spoons.
Kitchen Craft digital kitchen scale, R429, Yuppiechef. A must-have item in every kitchen.
Le Creuset batter bowl, R360. The bowl has a handle which makes it easier to grip and mix.
Le Creuset salad bowl with oil and vinegar containers, R780. Ideal for outdoor entertaining. The bowl can be used for pasta too.
Craft compost pedal bin, R470, Yuppiechef. For foodie environmentalists, a neat handy bin to keep on your counter for disposing of vegetable peelings for the compost heap.
Beer Bread Kit, R99.95, Woolworths. Mix and bake. It couldn’t be easier to whip up a loaf at your next braai.
Powder-coated ice bucket, R250, Woolworths. There is a matching drinks bucket for R325.
Gefu Scala digital food and wine thermometer, R299, Yuppiechef. Takes the guesswork out of cooking meat and poultry.
Le Creuset 3-tier cake stand, R898. Display your pastries on this pretty cake stand, available in different colours.
BBQ Fork with thermometer, R250, Woolworths. A great gift for a braai lover. Pierce your meat and it will tell if your meat has reached the correct temperature for the doneness you require.
Spice Route Gift Set, R199.95, Woolworths. Ideal gift for spice lovers, with samples of spices from around the world.
Steak knives and board, R575, Woolworths. Ideal gift for meat lovers. Serve your juicy steak on the board and slice through it with the perfect steak knife.
Joseph and Joseph baking gift set, R699, Yuppiechef. This beautiful pink and purple baking set is perfect for home bakers – it consists of a rolling pin, kitchen timer, pastry brush and spatula.
Le Creuset jam jar, R235. A stylish container available in a variety of colours.
Tea connoisseurs will appreciate this beautifully packaged tea grown according to traditional Japanese principles in Sri Lanka.
The Christmas tea is made from black tea, orange shell, mulberry leaf, fennel, ginger, cinnamon, star anise, liquorice root, pepper, cardamom, chilli and natural chai oil.
It sells for R225 for a 190g container. Available from Fresh Earth in Emmarentia or order online from www.chaplon.co.za
If you are horror-struck at the thought of venturing into shopping malls at the busiest time of the year, order your gifts online.
If you place orders on Yuppiechef and Le Creuset before the end of the week, they will be delivered before Christmas.
If shopping on other online stores, do check that they can deliver in time.
Angela Day, The Star