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2014 Holiday Staff Picks – Under $50

Gift BoxIt’s that time of year again, and holiday gift shopping is upon us! Every year, many of our readers and customers have told us how much they enjoy seeing what our staff chooses to give as holiday presents for friends and family.

We’ve compiled our favorite kitchenware items for 2014, with one rule: What would we choose if we had only $50 to spend?

From personal coffee makers to home cheese making kits, read below to see the wide range of foodie gifts we chose:

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Six-Pack with Marisa McClellan

With a little work, these…

Tomatoes on scale
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Preserved tomatoes in jars
Cue the drooling.

The above is an example of the fruits of home-canning, a method of preservation dating back to when Napoleon was more than just a dessert. Canning is enjoying a bit of a resurgence lately, likely on the coattails of the larger celebrity food craze and focus on local, organic foods. Part of that renewal are entrepreneurial home cooks who take the whisk by the…um, handle, and showcase their knowledge via the internet. One of our favorites is Food In Jars by Philly’s own (!) Marisa McClellan, who is also writing a cookbook based on the popular blog. We caught up with Marisa for our first Six Pack, a quick Q & A with experts in their food field. This week, Marisa eases canning fears and shares some insights.

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