Mrs. Santa's Last-Minute Foodie Stocking Stuffers
What to get for the foodie who noms everything?
By Virginia B. Wood, Fri., Dec. 23, 2011
Dishin' With the Divas: Songs of Food, Love & Mayhem Foodies on your list will love these jazzy, original food songs by Austin's Beat Divas; $15 at Waterloo Records or www.thebeatdivas.com.
Recipe Card Box from Royer's Round Top Cafe By popular demand, many of the beloved cafe's most requested recipes are printed on laminated cards in their own box; order online at www.royersroundtopcafe.com for $23.50.
Trailer Food Diaries Cookbook: Austin Edition ($19.95) Food trailer maven Tiffany Harelik has compiled recipes from many of Austin's most popular food trailers.
The Texas Hamburger: History of a Lone Star Icon (The History Press, $19.99) Photojournalist and ham-bassador Rick Vanderpool's definitive work for the burger aficionado.
Stirring It Up With Molly Ivins: A Memoir With Recipes (University of Texas Press, $29.95) Foodies and political junkies alike will appreciate this memoir and collection of recipes by Ivins' longtime friend Ellen Sweets.
Ruby's Juke Joint Americana Cookbook (Bando Press, $21.95) This package deal includes a book of down-home recipes created by local musician Ruby Dee Philippa, plus a CD of authentic Americana music to keep you company in the kitchen. Find it at Antone's Records, Waterloo Records, and www.rubysjukejoint.com.
Dai Due preserved lemons, condiments, and seasonal pickles Check out the online menu at www.daidueaustin.com; order for pickup at the Downtown Farmers' Market on Dec. 24.
Savory Spice Shop Look for tubes of spice blends, packages of hot chocolate mix, and Native Texan barbecue rubs to slip into stockings. 1201-B W. Sixth; 10000 Research #129.
Confituras jams and preserves Find the online menu for these award-winning delights at www.confituras.net; purchase at Con' Olio Oils & Vinegars, Breed & Co., Whip In, Monument Market, Antonelli's Cheese Shop, or the Downtown, Triangle, or Barton Creek farmers' markets.
Sip Chocolates These bags of seasoned,quality chocolate shavings will make voluptuous cups of hot chocolate for Xmas morning. Look for this brand-new product at Rio's Brazilian Cafe, Whip In, and Thom's Market.
Ate. Cafe gift baskets Choose from small ($30) or large ($50) breakfast baskets; a wine, cheese, and condiment basket ($75); or the deluxe assortment ($125), including Champagne, pâté, candy, condiments, and crackers. www.atefoods.com.
Noble Pig condiments and charcuterie Check out the comestibles in the new deli case here and go for house-made mustards, seasonal pickles, sausages, or out-of-this-world pastrami. 11815 RR 620 N. #4.
Cocoa Puro chocolates The dark chocolate bars with caramelized cocoa nibs or caramelized almonds ($4) are marvelous, but the milk-chocolate bourbon balls ($4) in a shell of milk chocolate with pecans will blow your mind; pick them up at the Downtown Farmers' Market on Dec. 24.
Miles of Chocolate I can't show up for Christmas at the ranch without a slab of chocolate to serve with Tèo's bourbon vanilla gelato or Amy's Mexican vanilla ice cream; regular and gluten-free versions are available at Central Market and Whole Foods.