What to Give to Your Favorite Foodie This Holiday Season

Special sauces, spices and tools will delight the amateur chef in your life

The Range cooking thermometer for iPhone/iPad could be the perfect gift for a tech-inclined foodie. (Supermechanical)
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The span between Thanksgiving and New Year's can be devastating to the waistline, but some people, whether they cook and bake for themselves or spend their dollars on gourmet foods prepared by others, look forward to this season as a series of gustatory delights. The items below are the perfect gifts to give to those who can never get enough deliciousness in their lives.

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Chung Jung One Gochujang Korean Chili Sauce (Prices may vary)

Move over Sriracha—there's a new hot sauce in town. Television personality and Chef Edward Lee's Chung Jung One Gochujang Korean Chili Sauce is a fermented red chili paste that can spice up any dish, even though it's traditionally used as flavoring for rice-based dishes, as well as in soups, stews and for marinating meats. Gochujang adds a hint of sweet with a lot of spicy heat and it's umami-rich, so expect it to play a pivotal role on your loved one's condiment shelf.

-- Laura Kiniry

About Laura Kiniry

Laura Kiniry is a San Francisco-based freelance writer specializing in food, drink, and travel. She contributes to a variety of outlets including American Way, O-The Oprah Magazine, BBC.com, and numerous AAA pubs.

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Shaylyn Esposito

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