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88Nine's 12 Days of Christmas Gift Guide: Day One, Gifts for foodie lovers

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This is day one of 88Nine's 12 Days of Christmas Gift Guide.  Today, we will highlight some unique gifts for that special foodie in your life.  These gifts will fit anyone's budget and include some locally-made gifts too.

Dark Side of the Spoon Cookbook, $14.99 (via Boswell Books)

Dark Side of the Spoon: The Rock Cookbook features thirty recipes inspired by some of the most renowned rock acts of today and yesteryear. The dishes are accompanied by exclusive artworks from thirty top illustrators. Catering for cooks of all abilities and tastes, this book will help you master a wide range of appetizers, entrees, and desserts--including Smashing Pumpkin Pie, Fleetwood Mac and Cheese, and Primal Bream.

However, if your special someone is more of a hip-hop fan, the writers also published a cookbook for them called Rapper's Delight.

Holiday Caramel Assortment from Cream City Caramels, from $14.00

Cream City Caramel's holiday assortment includes flavors like Buttered Rum, Dark Chocolate Gingerbread, Orange Cranberry Walnut, and Peppermint Bark caramels.

Turntable Kitchen Pairings Box Subscription, $25 - $300

One of my favorite sites, Turntable Kitchen offers a food & music pairing box. A gift subscription features recipes, vinyl single, digital mixtape, and premium ingredient. They over 1, 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions.

BBQ, Bourbon & Beer Bus Tour of Milwaukee, $70/person

You can' go wrong with this gift featuring the 3B's – BBQ, Bourbon, and Beer.  Milwaukee Food Tours offer a curated tour of some of Milwaukee's finest BBQ establishments. Enjoy transportation, narrated fun, and enjoy three stops for BBQ, each location paired with a bourbon-inspired drink. For those that prefer to not have bourbon on this tour, we can offer craft brews or soda instead.

Col. Bill Newsome Aged Country Ham

If you have someone that loves curred meat, I highly recommend they try some authentic country ham. There is really no place in Milwaukee to get the good stuff.  You could call country ham America's prosciutto but 100 times better.  One place you should order it from is Kentucky's Col. Bill Newsome Aged Country Ham. The smoke, cure and aged the hams the old-fashioned way and with no chemicals. They offer many great products that will bring the taste of the south to Milwaukee. Plus a good glass of bourbon pairs very well with the ham. Check out these items:

Cocktail Class from Free Pour MKE (from $45/person)

How about giving the gift of cocktail making with classes from Free Pour MKE.  Free Pour MKE offer a variety of classes in the art of the cocktail. They have classes on craft cocktails, spirit tastings and more.

Brooklyn Delhi Achaar variety 3 pack ($23.95)

This is for those who love Indian cuisine.  Achaar (pronounced ah-char; 'pickled' in Hindi) is a flavor-packed condiment made from vegetables & fruits, aromatic spices and chili peppers - think of it as India’s equivalent to Sriracha but with a more complex flavor and without all the sugar.  They offer three flavors – Roasted Garlic, Tomato, and Rhubarb Ginger.  You can also grab their cookbook titled Vibrant India: Fresh Vegetarian Recipes From Bangalore to Brooklyn

A cookbook by the singer Feist ($20.00)

The singer recently announced that she has published a cookbook titled,  Pleasures: The Meals of an AlbumThe cookbook was inspired by Feist's lastest album, "Pleasure." It features vegetarian dishes structured in a “song-by-song, day-by-day basis,” collecting over 40 recipes from 11 days in the studio via press release. Proceeds from the cookbook will go to  Community Food Centres Canada, a non-profit that aims to “build health, belonging and social justice in low-income communities across Canada through the power of food.”

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