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2016 Adventures in Cooking Gift Guide

Adventures in Cooking
December 7, 2016
By Eva Kosmas Flores

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It’s that time of year again, where we start to think about fun little somethings to get our friends and family. Shopping for some people can be really, really hard. Take my dad for example. Every year I get him something, and every year when I ask him for a suggestion about what to get him, he just tells me I shouldn’t get him anything. We both know I will get him something anyway, but it is made much trickier by the fact that I am going into it completely blind. And so the Christmas gift dance begins! If you have tricky gift-ers in your life, I hope this list helps you find something that would be a good fit. All the things listed here are from small makers and artisans; since we’re all spending our money anyway this time of year, it makes sense to spend it where it will go towards supporting people who are passionate about what they do. Shop locally, support small businesses, and be the change you want to see in the way our economy works. I also have some charities listed below, even the smallest donation really helps make a difference. You can even buy friends and family slightly less expensive gifts than you were planning on and make a small donation in their name paired with the actual physical gift you give them–that way they still have something nice to unwrap at Christmas or Hanukkah but are also giving back to folks and organizations in need. Wishing you all the happiest of holidays, and I’ll be back in about a week with some festive and tasty recipes.

2013 Inman Family Wines Olivet Grange Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir
The 2013 OGV Pinot Noir is a light bodied Pinot Noir made with fruit from Inman’s organically -farmed estate Olivet Grange Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. This wine is extraordinarily complex, and incorporates some 100% whole cluster Pinot Noir which was fermented carbonically, resulting in an extraordinarily complex, nuanced, and delicious wine. Perfect for pairing with special occasions.