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Gifts for the Food Set

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    Wine glass shade: Wrap it around your glass and pop in a votive for an instant lamp/place card. $15.99 for set of three, $21.99 for set of six, from France 44 Wines and Spirits, 4351 France Ave. S., Mpls., 612-925-3252,france44.com
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    Cheesemaking kit: Perfect for the budding artisan’s pizza. $23, from Sur La Table, 3901 W. 50th St., Edina, 952-656-0045, surlatable.com
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    Canning supplies: Don’t leave the DIYer in a pickle without the right tools. $9.95, from Sur La Table
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    Isis: The perfect dessert wine from Hastings’s Alexis Bailly Vineyard. $39.99, from France 44
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    Lucky’s hot sauce: In miniature bottles for spicy stockings. $4.95, from Golden Fig, 790 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-602-0144, goldenfig.com
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    Cheese bags: Make sure your $40 cheese doesn’t go wrong in the fridge. $9, from Sur La Table
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    Mulling spice: Custom blend for cider, wine, bourbon, whatever. $5.25, from Cooks of Crocus Hill, 877 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-228-1333,
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    Farro: The cheffy ingredient of the year for the culinarian. $6.50, from Sur La Table
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    Spaghetti giganti: Let them figure out how to cook four-foot-long noodles, then let the slurping commence. $39.99, from France 44
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    10. Oven thermometer: A basic tool, and great safety net, that every cook needs and loves. $8.50, from Cooks of Crocus Hill

Give the gift that keeps on giving, especially if it means that the getter will make you some cheese, invite you over for a large pot of spaghetti, or share a little bit of local wine. Win-win.

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