1. HESTON BLUMENTHAL BRAAI
This has to be the ultimate braai! With a pedigree that includes design by chef-innovator extraordinaire Heston Blumenthal, who worked closely with designers and engineers, this braai is fit for a 3-Michelin-star chef. Blumenthal and the Everdure team have combined the latest technology and design aesthetics with ease of use and attention to detail. Although the range includes a gas version, we’ve picked the charcoal for the true SA braai experience. It is portable with integrated storage, a bamboo chopping board and cool-touch handles, and is super-simple to clean. Best of all, it looks sleek and sophisticated and comes in a range of on-trend colours.
Heston Blumenthal Braai, R2,999 from Yuppiechef
2. KING KONG LEATHER APRON
Nothing beats leather for durability and good looks — and a leather apron from King Kong is sure to be a unique gift for any foodie. Handcrafted in SA from full-grain cowhide leather, it’s unisex and very comfortable with adjustable hip and neck straps. Available in black or pecan brown, it’s sure to keep your clothes grease-free and protected from even the hottest sizzle, and when you’re done cooking, it’s easy to clean.
King Kong Leather Apron, R1,549 from King Kong Leather
3. TRUFFLE ZEST
There are few ingredients as sought after and luxurious as truffles, and Durban-based Sagra foods has a wonderful range that they deliver country-wide. Our pick is this tin of Sabatino Tartufi Zest — a powdered spice blend that is gluten-free, non-GMO, MSG-free, and allergen-free. Use it to season a variety of dishes from pasta, pizza, salads, soups and dressings to add a little something extra that will make any foodie’s mouth water.
Truffle Zest, R599 from Sagra Foods
4. D'URBAN 24K GIN
Distillery 031 is known for its innovative products and its D’Urban 24K Gin (43% ABV) is its most rare and precious gin. It is meticulously hand-crafted in small batches using a blend of quality African botanicals and includes Tuscan juniper berries and Bourbon vanilla pod. It is presented in an Italian crystal glass decanter, and it contains pure 24k gold flakes.
D’urban 24K Gin, R 1,899 from Fine Beverages
5. CAPPA WELLNESS TANK
Aside from looking magnificent, the Coppa Wellness Tank ensures that you enjoy cleaner, healthier water at home. Pure copper works to alkalise water and kill off bacteria ensuring the water you consume and cook with is the purest possible. Handmade in India, using pure natural copper and a 100% brass tap, it’s an ideal gift for the foodie that’s also health conscious.
Coppa Wellness Tank, R1,395 from Faithful to Nature
6. RAW OAK PICNIC TABLE
Outdoor entertaining is always a big summer trend but with social-distancing on all our minds this year, we predict that picnicking will be bigger than ever! This stylish portable oak picnic table will add flair to any al fresco celebration this summer. It's foldable, portable and easy to store — and has four glass holder cut-outs that make it practical for sundowners and snacks, too!