Food Gifts for the Green Gourmet

Tasty Treats and Kitchenware for Organic Food Lovers and Hosts
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Bamboo Cutting Board

Sixteen percent harder than solid maple, bamboo is the perfect material for a superior cutting board. One hundred percent more renewable than plastic, bamboo is the perfect material for eco-conscious living. $29.95 at crateandbarrel.com.

Mario Batali Panini Press

The Mario Batali line of enameled cast iron pans is not only chic, it's eco-chic. This luxe panini press ensures superior low-heat cooking and exceptional heat retention while leaving a gorgeous signature grill mark. $89.95 at crateandbarrel.com.

Dagoba Organic Fair Trade Chocolate Sampler

For the chocoholic on your list, Dagoba offers a varied menu of organic chocolate gifts and samplers. Sustainably sourced, organic and delicious, Dagoba makes a great gift for any sweet tooth. Prices range from $21.68 to $37.99 at dagoba.com.

Organic Spice Sampler

Spice up your Green Gourmet's kitchen with TSP Spices' Green Basics line. Each tin comes with six essential (and organic!) seasonings, such as basil, dill, oregano and rosemary. $42 at tspspices.com.

Manual Egg Beater

A must-have gadget for any eco-conscious cook's arsenal, this mixer is made from durable chrome-plated zinc alloy for cooking that's virtually CO2-free! $17.95 at greenfeet.com, 1-888-562-8873.

Organic Butternut Squash Puree Set

Entirely organic, Williams Sonoma's signature butternut puree includes Pacific Northwest squash blended with a variety of organic ingredients, including California sage, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, onion, carrots and celery. The result is a flavorful, ready-to-use puree that can be savored in countless dishes, from soup to risotto to ravioli. $20.95 at williams-sonoma.com, 1-877-812-6235.

Dave's Gourmet Organic Heirloom Pasta Sauce

A delicious combination of aromatic sweet basil, tomatoes, carrots, onions, extra virgin olive oil and fire-roasted garlic, Dave's Gourmet's Organic Heirloom Pasta Sauce is 100% tasty! $7.99 at snazzygourmet.com.

Green Your Kitchen Kit

Each Green Your Kitchen kit from Green Perspective includes beautiful and useful products for the kitchen -- a bamboo bowl, a windowsill herb garden, a reusable grocery bag, a book on healthy organic eating and green cleaning products. $105 at thegreenperspective.com.

Cuisinart GreenGourmet Cookware

Cuisinart's newest line of cookware is not only better for your health, it's better for the planet. Made from petroleum-free ceramic, the line uses PTFE/PFOA-free technology to allow for butter- and oil-free cooking without the toxic residue found in some nonstick cookware. $249 for the complete set. Individual items starting at $24.95 available through amazon.com. For more information contact Cuisinart directly.

American Artisanal

American Artisanal: Finding the Country's Best Real Food, from Cheese to Chocolate by Rebecca Gray is a delightful journey through America's garden of gourmet and artisanal delights -- a must-read for the Green Gourmet with a growing hunger for good taste. $26.95 at barnesandnoble.com, 1-800-843-2665.

Bamboo Ceiling Pot Rack

Bring cooking to a higher level with Crate and Barrel's Bamboo Ceiling Pot Rack, a space-saving storage solution made from durable natural and sustainable bamboo. $150 at crateandbarrel.com, 1-800-967-6696.

Bambu Salad Bowls

A lovely gift for the cook who likes to entertain, Bambu's handmade salad bowls are both practical and pleasing to the eye. Smooth and organic in form, each bowl is reflective of the company's commitment to environmental protection and fair labor practices. $24 for a small salad bowl and $74 for a large salad bowl at branchhome.com, 1-415-626-1012.

Chocolates in Edible Box

Charles Chocolates Winter 2008 Chocolate Truffles are so delicious, your giftee might get sad when they're gone. But fear not, the box is both edible and, like the chocolates, organic. $60 at charleschocolates.com, 1-888-652-4412.

CSA Membership

Purple Cape cauliflower, Striped Toga eggplant, Bloody Butcher tomato, Chocolate Beauty pepper...who wouldn't love a weekly box of lyrical vegetables delivered via your gift of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) membership? Find a farm nearby at localharvest.org.

Fair Trade Oven Mitts

Protect hands and the world with oven mitts distributed by CreArte, a fair trade cooperative that promotes social and environmental sustainability by selling traditional crafts to provide a living wage for artisans around the world. $14.95 at originalgood.com, 1-510-528-8400.

French Press

Who needs electricity? Perfect for entertaining, this petite French press coffee maker helps hosts prepare rich, full-bodied coffee. $34.95 at crateandbarrel.com, 1-800-967-6696.

Green Restaurant Gift Certificate

Organic foodies love staying up-to-date on the hottest new places in town. Give your Green Gourmet a gift certificate to a nearby organic restaurant. For local listings enter city and state at localharvest.org.

Organic Cheese Club

Give the gourmet gift that keeps on giving . . . all year long. Cowgirl Creamery's organic cheese club offers a one-pound wedge (or wheel) of one great artisanal cheese--based on seasonal availability, preference and ripeness--delivered to your cheese lover's door each month. $200 for 3 months, $360 for 3 months, $575 for 6 months at cowgirlcreamery.com, 1-866-433-7834.

Organic and Fair Trade Gift Basket

Grace your Green Gourmet with this bustling basket of goodies. A bountiful collection of Fair Trade and Organic items, each basket is made in Bangladesh from natural hand-woven kaisa grass. $75 at gxonlinestore.org, 1-800-505-4410.

Buffalo Horn and Wood Salad Tongs

Handmade from buffalo horn harvested from cattle that have died a natural death, these elegant salad tongs are crafted in the homes of artisans in Vietnam's Ha Tay province and help create employment, reduce poverty and preserve cultural traditions. $39.95 at originalgood.com, 1-510-528-8400.

Tea Lover's Gift Baskets

All the fixings for that perfect, relaxing cup of fair trade tea. Choose from a range of green, black and decaffeinated teas grown by farmers from around the world. $35 small basket and $69 large basket at gxonlinestore.org, 1-800-505-4410.