Black Friday for Foodies
Make a pot of coffee or a mimosa and shop in your PJs this Friday
Black Friday used to be that one day out of the year when you’d wake up at 2 a.m. to drive to a mall to fight over “doorbusters”. Yes, I was one of those people who waited in line to buy a Crockpot for ten bucks.
Thankfully, we no longer have to do that, thanks to online shopping. And, the king of online shopping is Amazon. With that in mind, here are five items that you can drop into your virtual shopping cart on Friday (or tomorrow - because the internet never sleeps) — plus one bonus gift.
So, instead of putting on your coat, stay cozy in those PJs, make yourself a pot of coffee (or a mimosa), and get to shopping.
I firmly believe that adding bubbles to any liquid makes it better. Wine? Add bubbles! Water? Add bubbles! Coconut water? Bubbles! So this Drinkmate is the ultimate addition to any kitchen (mine included)! This machine requires no batteries nor electricity — just put the liquid of your choice in the bottle, press down on the machine and you’ve got an instant sparkling beverage. The best part is experimenting — I’ve made sparkling wine, sparkling juice, sparkling iced tea — it’s fun and it saves money and the planet by reducing can and bottle waste. The Drinkmate Omnifizz bundle comes with the Drinkmate, a CO2 cartridge, and two bottles. It costs $142.99, but use the Amazon digital coupon for $36 off the price.
Bread is a staple in most countries for good reason: this simple food, made with just a few ingredients, feeds both body and soul. This gorgeous book by Rick Easton (owner of Bread & Salt in Jersey City) and Melissa McCart (the founding editor at Broken Palate), gives you insight into how to make bread and how to eat it at every stage of its life cycle. It’s a gorgeous addition to anyone’s library and it’s on sale for $21.15 on Amazon.
There’s one way to impress your friends into thinking you’re a master barista — serve them a hot beverage with beautifully frothed milk. This Bodum milk frother whips milk into a gorgeous frenzy in seconds, plus it looks great in any kitchen. This frother is $53.99 on Amazon — the lowest price in 30 days.
Anthony Bourdain once said, “Too lazy to peel fresh, you don’t deserve to eat garlic”. For fans of garlic, home cooks, and people who want to ward off vampires, this two-in-one garlic press and mincer peels, minces, presses, and slices garlic. At $16.99, it’s the perfect stocking stuffer.
Speaking of vampires, this amazing little bat opens your wine in the most charming manner. He’s the perfect pairing to a bottle of (blood) red wine. He’s regularly $34.95, but with Amazon’s digital coupon, this little bat costs just under $25.
Broken Palate Subscription
If you want to gift your friends (and yourself) with the latest food news, chef interviews, recipes, and more — a Broken Palate subscription is perfect. Just in time for the holidays — an annual subscription costs just $28!