The 2019 Buffet Christmas Gift Guide
This Christmas, don't waste time on stuff that is not exceptional. If you're going to wear earrings, wear ones with pearls and prawns. If you're going to buy wine, make it the pack below. Going to need something to read/cook/do/wash your hands with? Team Buffet has some ideas.By Buffet
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Condimental Summer Box
Comment: Give the gift of flavour this Christmas with Condimental’s Summer Box. Many of the chutneys, vinegars, pickles and hot sauces founder Cam Stephens sources are custom, so this box is the only way to ensure your leftover ham sandwiches are luxe rather than lax these holidays.
Brass Chef’s Pepper Mill 006
So good-looking it’s almost an artwork, so practical you’ll be buying them for all your Kris Kringles. Mr Kitly’s pepper mill is like no other.
Momofuku Seasoned Salt
Comment: Give your dishes that extra oomph with the seasoning you never knew you needed. @momolongplay Seasoned Salts are the result of a 10-year extensive flavour research in the Momofuku culinary lab headed by David Chang. They come in a three-pack kit which includes Savory, Spicy and Tingly — all are gluten-free, sugar-free and guaranteed to be laden with umami.
Handwash that’s 100% vegan, aromatic with Aussie botanicals, is cruelty-free, doesn't contain any of those naughty cosmetic things and smells like that time you went camping in the bush? I’ll take a bottle of Leif Products for every room, thanks.
Stack o' Books
(The Jewish Cookbook - Phaidon, Bake Australia Great - Katherine Sabbath, Only In Tokyo - Michael Ryan, Luke Burgess, Nothing Fancy - Alison Roman, Neighbourhood - Hetty McKinnon)
If I had a dollar for every good food book published this year, I’d buy one hundred more and commit to a monastic life of paperback worship. From the latkes and lox of a Jewish childhood to the transportive tranquility of Tokyo life, these books cover genre, flavour and food like never before. I suggest one of each, KonMari be damned.
FFFzine, Issue 3
fffzine is food and fashion captured like you’d never expect. With Laila Gohar looking celestial on the cover of Issue 3, this is definitely one to keep on the coffee table forever (or should you frame it?).
Pearly Shrimp Danglies by Susan Alexandra
Queen of EXTRA when it comes to accessories, Susan Alexandra’s Pearly Shrimp Danglies earrings scream “Happy Festive Season!!! Yay!!!” Even if you’ve never pondered wearing tiny little prawns on your lobes before, is there a better time to experiment than now?
Life of the Party 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Comment: Puzzles are the new meditation and to be honest, any boring 1000-piece will do the trick. But stylistically, these highly art directed examples by USA-based Piecework Puzzles are more magazine editorial than stock image, from a very on-trend tablescape of fruit, to a smashed birthday cake. They’ll both ease your mind and make you hungry.
The Rabbit Hole Tea Infuse Kit
When water gets boring and it's too early for a cocktail, this infuse kit from Rabbit Hole becomes very handy! Solid and stylish, it comes with a cute felt case and two of the best Rabbit Hole Tea organic teas. The Ginger Snap & Chai Tea are the perfect Christmas combo.
DRNKS Intro To Natural Wine Pack + Buffet Stickers
Take the guesswork out of natty wine with this starter pack, loaded with easy-to-love Good Times Riesling, sweet ’n tangy Combes ‘Dem Roses’ and funky-fresh Fruit Zone Table Red. Taste that? Sweet, juicy, gift-giving relief.
Flour & Stone's Sour Cherry, Hazelnut and Dark Chocolate Nougat
Flour & Stone’s festive nougat shimmers with hazelnuts, sour cherries, rosemary and confit orange skins. A solid bar of chocolatey Christmas gold, toasty, tangy and well within your budget. Bonus if you grab one for yourself!
Cornersmith Cooking School
Comment: If your new year’s resolution is to up-skill your ability to not waste so much food then start with a class, any class!, at Cornersmith’s cooking school. Stumped for choice? Opt for the kombucha one – you’ll leave with a SCOBY!
Artwork by Nathalie Rolando.