Thursday, December 8, 2011

Beef Lover's Gift Guide

If this were a big-time blog with corporate sponsors (or, say, if the blogger had deeper pockets), there would be a massive giveaway of fun freebies for all you beef lovers this month.
But, until either of those things happens, I thought why not share a few items I would give away — and, in turn, maybe help you with your Christmas shopping, assuming you have at least 1 beef lover on your list?
For the hungry beef lover, or the beef lover who will be hosting this Christmas, I recommend...

The mesquite-smoked Perini Ranch beef tenderloin, $110, available here.

For the beef lover who loves to cook or needs a little inspiration in the kitchen, I recommend a great cookbook such as...
The Great Steak Book by Grady Spears is available on as a traditional book or for the Kindle.
The Healthy Beef Cookbook by Chef Richard Chamberlain and Betsy Hornick. The book, a joint venture between the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the American Dietetic Association, is available via as a traditional book or for the Kindle.
For the beef lover who needs a little art in his or her life, I recommend...
This mouthwatering 22” by 17.5” poster from YeeHaw. Priced at $30, it’s also available as a Porterhouse or New York Strip.
For the beef lover who takes the concept of branded beef to heart, I recommend…
The Williams Sonoma personalized steak brand. For $39.95, you can get 1, 2 or 3 initials. Note: Since each one is handmade, it’s too late to order these for Christmas delivery, but there’s always Valentine’s Day or next Christmas!
For the beef lover who takes steak serving seriously, I recommend...

A great set of steak knives — preferably the big, heavy kind. This particular set is available here for $41.54, but there are many great knife sets out there for every taste and price range. Just, please, whatever you do, don't buy steak knives at Ikea. I love the store, but man are their knives bad. (And who wants their favorite beef lover to think his or her steaks are tough? That's just bad for the cook's self-esteem.)

Which of these would you most like to see under the tree this year?

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