December 11, 2021

Weekly Dish Gift Picks from the week of 12.11.21

All the gifts were featured on the Weekly Dish 12.11.21 radio show and here are the links for all the suggestions and the podcasts if you want to listen again. 


Gavin Kaysen on-demand Cooking Class is fun and Cooks of Crocus Hill Gift Cards allow your receiver to pick the class they are most interested in 

Get yourself or a fried a wine tasting experience from Sip Better Wines with 4 bottles of wine with a virtual tasting experience with Sommelier Leslie Miller for $59

Griller in your life? Send them to Northern Fire BBQ for spice rubs and all the tech on grilling.

Jaimie Malone is reinventing entertaining in your home. Get her Parisian Dining Experiences here or set your gift giver up with a gift card.

Cocktail Classes? Borough and Parlour Bar will be your spot for fun cocktail classes. Also – get a gift card for Mr Paul’s who will be offering cocktail classes in the New Year.

The gift of time while making cookies with loved ones with the Baking It Real Kit  order by 12.20 with the Promo Code Cookieszn to save 10% off your box



Are you looking for investment kitchen pieces as gifts? We give you the Hi-End options and Low-End Options. 

Air Fryer? Here are the three best

Cuisinart Air Fryer –  High End

Phillips Premium Air Fryer –

Cosori Pro Air Fryer -Lower End

Best Non Stick Pan  $20 Pan – or Nordic Ware made in Minnesota pan $40

Cooking Sets and Pans? D3 All Clad Stainless Steel, if you have the dough, is the best – Looking for good quality less expensive Stainless Steel Pans that perform well – Try these

Best Blender? Vitamix hands down

Looking for lower-end blender? $42 bucks for the blend jet here that Stephanie March loves

Toaster – yes! 



Sunrise Flour Mills Deluxe Bread Kit will get anyone on the Sourdough train and includes a starter

Love surprises? The outdoor local company Storm Creek has a Mystery box where you get three high end pieces of seasonal outdor gear clothing in a mystery box. Quality is truly like North Face and patagonia and they are local. $69 for a Winter box – $49 for an all season box.

Bloody Mary fan? Get two bottles of the locally made amazing Lovejoys  mix including their Thai Basil for less than $30

Dry January is right around the corner but any of these cocktail mix ideas can get you started now and help you transition.

Surdyks – Tons of mixers and elixirs for dry January or drunken December, Cafe Almas Cocktail Syrup box is lovely as is Mixly and Muddle and Mint and Sweethaven Tonics.

Shop Cepage for the fromager box that has everything you need for an awesome cheese board except the cheese

Love Hot Dish? YOu need the iconic Minnesota Hot Dish

Want to support our BIPOC makers? Grab this Equity Box from Seasons Specialty Foods in St Paul

Begonia and Bench has Beautiful Made in Minnesota Candles in lovely scents

We all need salt in our life and Hepps Salt has a great salt crate for chefs.

Dogs need gifts too and our friends at Vivr in North East have a super cute dog box for Fido


My list for all types of cooks is here



Steph and Steph recap their Christmas cookie party. Plus, what to gift the cooks in your life this Christmas, including some foodie experiences to gift. Dishers call in with questions and suggestions for cookbooks, air fryers, and more.



Top Two includes a sweet sentiment about inspirational and celebrated local chef Jack Riebel, following his passing on December 6th. Shansen has some gift boxes to consider for last-minute gift ideas. Plus, the market report regarding all the Holiday events going on around the Twin Cities.