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stereo.pete
12-25-2012, 10:55 PM
Well, I was just curious what you may have received for Christmas or whatever holiday that you celebrate. Granted, the meaning of the holidays is not about material things but what the hell, let me know what you happened upon.

I received two boxes of cigars since my knife collection is complete pending the completion of a custom from Pierre. The two boxes of cigars were... Quesada Oktoberfest Kurz and Quesada Q'DeTat Daga's. I also received some cash, which I shall dedicate to filling up my large humidor.

Merry Christmas,

Pete

Jmadams13
12-25-2012, 11:11 PM
I got an ultimate edge bag, a few well needed parts for my bicycle. New touring panniers for my planned spring tour, and my favorite gift, two sassafras clay bakers. One oblong and one round. My fiancÚ is the best. Oh, and a pair of hurt your eyes yellow vans

mr drinky
12-25-2012, 11:53 PM
I got:

7.5 qt duromatic kuhn rikon pressure cooker
rosle basting spoon
king arthur dough whisk (I got sick of breaking wooden spoons)
modernist cuisine at home
the art of fermentation

I may have some other stuff coming in too, and I actually got two copies of Modernist Cuisine as gifts -- which was strange.

k.

Kyle
12-25-2012, 11:54 PM
I got a Vitamix 5200, a cookbook and some cast iron knick knacks (lid lifter, handle covers, etc).

Right now I'm smoking an Arturo Fuente Anejo 55 my brother gave me. Nice cigar.

Lucretia
12-26-2012, 12:06 AM
I got a new map light for my 18 year old Nissan. It was a real bugger to find. Finally tracked one down on eBay.

sachem allison
12-26-2012, 12:10 AM
I got nothing but, then again I always get nothing.lol not even a pair of socks. I could use some new socks. merry christmas guys

cclin
12-26-2012, 12:20 AM
I got Samsung galaxy Note 2 to replace my 11 years old HTC phone:)

foodaholic
12-26-2012, 12:25 AM
I got a Gesshin Ittetsu 180mm Petty from Jon at JKI, I have not tried it out yet but I am so excited to see how it performs

apicius9
12-26-2012, 12:35 AM
I had a friend visiting for Christmas Eve, she had a one night layover on her way to Asia. We had a picnic at the beach with all kinds of seafood and champagne and caught up on life. Best present I can think of.

Stefan

Notaskinnychef
12-26-2012, 01:38 AM
Got to experience one more Christmas with my grandpa, will likely be his last.... All I could have asked for.

kalaeb
12-26-2012, 02:03 AM
New shoes for me, and I get to play with my sons Batman Cave and Hex Bugs.

Salty dog
12-26-2012, 05:00 AM
Brushes and pallete.

Duckfat
12-26-2012, 08:38 AM
Coal......but it came with a note that I should buy a new Deba. :EDance2:

Mike L.
12-26-2012, 09:06 AM
Same thing Son got. :eyebrow:

Jmadams13
12-26-2012, 09:51 AM
I got:

7.5 qt duromatic kuhn rikon pressure cooker
rosle basting spoon
king arthur dough whisk (I got sick of breaking wooden spoons)
modernist cuisine at home
the art of fermentation

I may have some other stuff coming in too, and I actually got two copies of Modernist Cuisine as gifts -- which was strange.

k.

Your gonna love that book. The art of fermentation that is.

Mike Davis
12-26-2012, 10:02 AM
The wife and i were tight on money this year so we put our funds into christmas for the kids. We spent a wonderful day together and the kids were spoiled. Was a fantastic day.

DeepCSweede
12-26-2012, 11:44 AM
Got to experience one more Christmas with my grandpa, will likely be his last.... All I could have asked for.

Congrats on that, I am happy you can savor that. I was on the other end of the spectrum and got to enjoy it with my 12 week old daughter and our 5 year old foster child who really hasn't ever had a decent christmas.

My mother in law gave us a creme brulee kit and a handful of spatulas and I got on the waiting list for a Marko Masterpiece and got the green light from my wife after having a great discussion with Mario on another project I want to start soon. I also picked up a Black Ohira Range Suita stone and some Uchigomori Finger Stones from Maxim as a present for my December Birthday.

mhenry
12-26-2012, 11:49 AM
New Nerf guns.

Chifunda
12-26-2012, 12:38 PM
Bottle of Laphroaig, combo pack of FoodSaver bags for my SousVide Supreme, and tickets to an upcoming B. B. King concert.

Best of all, the pleasure of my daughter and grandson for Christmas eve dinner...lobster quiche, avocados with shrimp remoulade, green salad with star fruit, orange sections and red onion, pomegranate vinaigrette. Key lime pie for desert. :hungry:

OnTheRoad
12-26-2012, 02:10 PM
I got to spend 24th til today, in a cabin in the mountains, snowboarding. Best gift.

Chuckles
12-26-2012, 02:25 PM
I get to play with my sons Batman Cave

+1 - Me too, Super Fun:)

tkern
12-26-2012, 02:28 PM
A Carter santoku, one of the new ones. A bottle of good scotch (now already drank), slippers, and a Sunderland mug.

Son, I'm sending you socks. Do you have overly large or small feet that need to be taken into consideration?

tkern
12-26-2012, 02:31 PM
New Nerf guns.

awesome. I've been tempted to pick up the one thats belt fed.

Miles
12-26-2012, 02:46 PM
I received a couple cookbooks, a couple fiction books, a pair of fancy socks (will they go well with clogs I wonder?), and my lady picked up a couple of bits of swag from one of my fave old school butcher shops in Portland when she visited last week.

jmforge
12-26-2012, 02:49 PM
Apple TV and three Keller cookbooks.

geezr
12-26-2012, 03:16 PM
With the family -
Omakase paired with sake at Nobu's and Christmas day lunch with Aunt who is at a re-hab center.

Sara@JKI
12-26-2012, 03:30 PM
Awesome ring from Jon, and cute coat from myself :) USPS is taking so much time to deliver anything from anywhere now, so I haven't received gifts from my Japanese family yet.... it's not bad though... it just means my holiday mood will continue a little longer till we finally open a box from Japan! I expect some potteries (yakimono) from my parents in it :bliss:

Keith Neal
12-26-2012, 04:06 PM
http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m580/nealkeith/Christmasbooks_zpsd64b65f7.jpg

I have study material for at least the coming year!

mainaman
12-26-2012, 06:11 PM
some natural stones

wino
12-26-2012, 06:17 PM
A copy of "Charcuterie" and a bottle of Utopias

tkern
12-26-2012, 06:37 PM
I've been looking for Utopias for awhile.

sachem allison
12-26-2012, 08:04 PM
A Carter santoku, one of the new ones. A bottle of good scotch (now already drank), slippers, and a Sunderland mug.

Son, I'm sending you socks. Do you have overly large or small feet that need to be taken into consideration?

11's haha!

ecchef
12-26-2012, 08:15 PM
A 7 day suspension of my driving license. Friggin idiots.

knyfeknerd
12-26-2012, 08:37 PM
A day off of work.:beatinghead::beatinghead::beatinghead:

WildBoar
12-26-2012, 08:42 PM
Small Le Crueset pot, a camera lens, espresso cups and a some clothes. The wife made out pretty well -- she got a Lisa Haas mammoth tooth necklace, a Delbert Ealy tasting spoon and a ton of salts and pepper corns from Pepper-Passion :cool2:

Crothcipt
12-27-2012, 04:35 PM
I got a week off of one job.:( 3 days off the other, so rent is late next mo.:lame:

Got to see my nieces, and sister. Spend some time with aunts and uncles that are still alive here.

Oh ya and a white Christmas,(snowed on the eve) haven't had one of those in quite a while. It being a holiday the snow plows weren't out so it stayed white for a while.:2thumbsup:

jmforge
12-27-2012, 08:00 PM
Oh and some cork belts.

RRLOVER
12-27-2012, 08:03 PM
I got nothing but, then again I always get nothing.lol not even a pair of socks. I could use some new socks. merry christmas guys

Don't feel like the lone ranger bro....I spent a pile of cash on two teenagers and did not get a single thing in return,I would have been happy with a thank you.

PierreRodrigue
12-27-2012, 08:08 PM
I got help buying a Canon T3i, a "Mumford and Sons" CD, and the seeing the joy on my three girls faces. Oh, and chocolate! Gotta love Lindt dark!

SpikeC
12-27-2012, 08:16 PM
A 3 quart Romertopf, with book.

EdipisReks
12-27-2012, 08:36 PM
A 3 quart Romertopf, with book.

nice! chicken with 40 cloves of garlic is a favorite of mine.

SpikeC
12-27-2012, 08:51 PM
I have a chicken marinating inan asian style marinade right now!
The recipe book that I was given with this says to skin the chicken in every chicken recipe! Is that really a good idea with one of these?

EdipisReks
12-27-2012, 08:55 PM
the issue with the clay pot is that the skin tends to not brown, due to the moisture. i solve that by opening the pot and letting it brown, at the end.

mr drinky
12-27-2012, 10:18 PM
Roast cutting tongs.

k.

just kidding.

AFKitchenknivesguy
12-27-2012, 10:22 PM
Roast cutting tongs.

k.

just kidding.

You really overcooked that roast! :D

knyfeknerd
12-27-2012, 10:25 PM
I always use those tongs to cut my giant dinosaur turds too!

stereo.pete
12-27-2012, 10:31 PM
I always use those tongs to cut my giant dinosaur turds too!

lolz

stereo.pete
12-27-2012, 10:35 PM
http://imageshack.us/a/img802/2579/53282416.jpg

EdipisReks
12-27-2012, 10:38 PM
You really overcooked that roast! :D

holy crap that thing's a travesty, ain't it?

Mike9
12-27-2012, 10:53 PM
Looks like you didn't let it rest either :scared4: - people actually buy those kinds of things? I got a very cool collapsible hand truck good for 150lbs. - these old Fender tube amps are getting heavy to carry.

NO ChoP!
12-27-2012, 10:55 PM
+1 on nerf guns... and 4-36 packs of suction cup darts, which are now all over my house.

Also Reebok Zigs, A Citizen Eco-drive, and a lithium 18 volt drill kit...

Sent a knife to Mike for a new handle, as a gift to myself...

EdipisReks
12-27-2012, 11:02 PM
nice watch! i'm wearing a Citizen eco-drive while my 1968 GMT Master is being repaired (no idea when it'll be done).

mr drinky
12-27-2012, 11:26 PM
+1 on nerf guns... I got the vortex praxis with extra 'rounds' for my nephew.

k.

AFKitchenknivesguy
12-27-2012, 11:28 PM
This nerf gun thing confuses me, must be because I don't have kids.

Lucretia
12-28-2012, 12:57 AM
You don't need kids to have a nerf gun. Especially if you have a cat for a target.

franzb69
12-28-2012, 04:37 AM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/25040_309344169184786_318305244_n.png

LOL =D

mhenry
12-28-2012, 09:23 PM
We got the new ones that shoot the discs much more accurate and they don't jam



+1 on nerf guns... and 4-36 packs of suction cup darts, which are now all over my house.

Also Reebok Zigs, A Citizen Eco-drive, and a lithium 18 volt drill kit...

Sent a knife to Mike for a new handle, as a gift to myself...

JBroida
12-28-2012, 10:35 PM
if Hanukkah gifts count, i got a tokina 11-16 f2.8 lens for my 60d :)

mhlee
12-29-2012, 01:51 AM
I got a sushi lunch and fugu dinner. :hungry:

RobinW
12-29-2012, 04:02 AM
I got a goat. She is apparently pregnant.
And lives on another continent.

Notaskinnychef
12-29-2012, 07:18 AM
I got a goat. She is apparently pregnant.
And lives on another continent.

I remember when i was a little kid and I got a present like that from my grandparents. totally ripped off when you are young. Then they did it again when i was older and said they donated it in my name, so i asked where my tax receipt was then lol

marc4pt0
12-29-2012, 08:58 AM
if Hanukkah gifts count, i got a tokina 11-16 f2.8 lens for my 60d :)

You're going to Love, LOVE this lens! Excellent indoor/outdoor, city and most important(for me) landscape. Enjoy!

My wife got me the vertical battery grip for my D7000, my sis got me the optech sling strap and spare battery for the camera. Mom got me "Elements of Dessert" and "Modernist Cooking Made Easy" (excellent abbreviated version to "Modernist Cuisine") and work got me the Samsung Note 10.1 tablet. Great Christmas, just would have been better if spent With my family.

Notaskinnychef
12-29-2012, 09:24 AM
..... and work got me the Samsung Note 10.1 tablet.

Damn, your work gives you presents?

RobinW
12-29-2012, 05:44 PM
I remember when i was a little kid and I got a present like that from my grandparents. totally ripped off when you are young. Then they did it again when i was older and said they donated it in my name, so i asked where my tax receipt was then lol

Things like that are not tax deductible in Sweden, so instead of donating it my name it is named Robin :)

Lucretia
12-29-2012, 06:41 PM
I got a sushi lunch and fugu dinner. :hungry:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVrTepl2hvs

mr drinky
01-05-2013, 11:54 PM
I also got a natural rock from mr. Broida and returned the second copy of Modernist cooking for a coarse microplane grater and a jaccard meat tenderizer.

k.