Gift Guides

Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Foodie

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- Adopt a Truffle Tree in Gascony, France

For the foodie who has everything, there's truffles -- and not just truffles, their own truffle tree in Gascony, France -- all through the adopt a truffle tree program.

For an initial adoption payment of around $225, your foodie gets a truffle tree planted in their name (choice of an evergreen Holm Oak or white, deciduous Downy Oak), a color photograph of their tree, an adoption certificate, and care for the first year. When the first harvests start to come in (5 to 9 years from planting), your foodie will own all the truffles harvested in their plot and can elect to have them mailed to them or sold at market on their behalf with a check sent at the end of the season.

And if you're foodie wants check on their gift, they're invited to travel to Le Gers, France, stay at the the truffière B&B, and picnic right beside their tree. For details, go to the Food52 Shop website.

- In Season Cookbook

Any foodie worth their artisan salt knows how popular local and seasonal eating has become. And thanks to your gift of the new book, In Season: More Than 150 Fresh and Simple Recipes from New York Magazine Inspired by Farmers' Market Ingredients, they can indulge in over 150 recipes from the country's best chefs and restaurants using the freshest ingredients.

Plus, bonus, one of those chefs is FnB's Charleen Badman, who offers up her recipe for concord grape ketchup.

Based on the popular column by New York magazine food editors Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld, In Season also includes essays by Mario Batali, David Chang, Anita Lo, and more.

In Season can be purchased at Changing Hands Bookstore.

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