Happiest of holidays everyone! I've put together a quick holiday gift guide to help you with those few gifts for the cooks and foodies in your life. I've organized the guide by categories, from fun stocking stuffers and small gifts, to cookbooks, and kitchen essentials. Be sure to scroll through all my picks. And for your convenience, you'll find them on Amazon or TMD store.

Holiday Gift Guide For Cooks and Foodies From The Mediterranean Dish


There is enough to do this time of they year, I'm sure. If your calendar looks anything like mine, you're probably booked with everything from Christmas concerts to special dinners, mad shopping errands, and everything in between. I hope this gift guide will help save you some time, or at least provide some inspiration.

Fun and Funny Stocking Stuffers

I could be wrong, but I feel like all moms would relate! Funny Mom Mug and Wine Glass

Nifty Avocado Slicer

OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer



I've used the same Pampered Chef pairing knives for ages. Can't be in the kitchen without them!

Pampered Chef Pairing Knives


Julia Child's famous quote on a mug. Can't agree more!

"People Who Love To Eat Are Always the Best People" 11 oz Coffee Mug Funny Sayings Hot Tea, Beverage Cup for Foodies, Culinary Sarcasm, Food Lover Humor, Sous Chef Present Cook Gift Ideas DM0042

I'm obsessed with Deco Candles, especially the Tobacco &Vanilla So cozy! But the Lavendar is fresh and lovely.

DecoCandleS | Patience - Tobacco & Vanilla - Highly Scented Candle - Long Lasting - Hand poured in the USA - Signature Scent for The Bohemian Hotel Charleston, SC - 9 Oz.

But if you have a serious foodie in your life, my favorite gift to give is by far this Greek extra virgin olive oil bundle! And I've been putting together hostess gifts with my Early Harvest Greek EVOO, a bottle of Za'atar, a small dish for dipping, and a loaf of homemade challah (or store-bought Italian bread.) Foodies love it! And you can't go wrong with a this 3-spice combo!

If you live in the USA, be sure to check out our EVOOs and all-natural and premium spices at the TMD store.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Early Harvest by The Mediterranean Dish



I have only a handful of cookbooks, and two that I have always cherished are Jerusalem and Ottolenghi: The Cookbook.

Jerusalem: A Cookbook

Ottolenghi: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi (Sep 3, 2013)

And on my Christmas list are two more cookbooks, The Palestinian Table by Reem Kassis and Ottolenghi Simple

The Palestinian Table by Reem Kassis

Ottolenghi Simple


Kitchen and Cooking Essentials

I have an older Kitchen Aid Food Processor, but I found that my Mini Food Processor by Cuisineart really comes in handy (it's lighter and makes for a lot less cleanup when prepping something small.)

Cuisinart DLC-2ABC Mini Prep Plus Food Processor Brushed Chrome and Nickel

I finally hopped on the Instant Pot wagon, loving mine so far!

Instant Pot Ultra 6 Qt 10-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Cake Maker, Egg Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, Warmer, and Sterilizer

I'm a big fan of cast iron, I think you've seen plenty of it here on the blog! I think at least one large cast iron skillet--an investment of about $15--is so worth having. Of course, a full set is handy for someone who's in the kitchen a lot. If you properly care for your cast iron cookware, it will last you for ever.

Lodge Cast Iron Cookware Set


I've mentioned the Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil Bundle, those who know good EVOO will fall in love with these exquisite oils from organically grown and processed Koroneiki Olives; hand-picked; cold-pressed; extremely low acidity levels and high polyphenols.

The Ultimate Mediterranean Spice Bundle is an amazing collection of premium, all-natural spices for Mediterranean cooking. Another great gift for the special foodie or cook in  your life!

Ultimate Mediterranean Spice Bundle

Find our oils and many spices over at TMD store!

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I'm Suzy; born and bred right on the shores of the Mediterranean. I'm all about easy, healthy recipes with big Mediterranean flavors. Three values guide my cooking: eat with the seasons; use whole foods; and above all, share! So happy you're here...
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