We’re counting down the crucial pre-Christmas shopping days with a series called Gifted Givers, in which friends old and new share their thoughts on stylishly spirited giving and receiving.
Sean Brock, badass of traditional low-country cuisine of the American South, is currently enlightening the world that Southern food can be healthy as well as indulgent. You might know him from the TV show Mind of a Chef or as chef/partner at the restaurants McCrady’s, Husk, Husk Nashville and Minero–or from his new cookbook, Heritage. Now you will know him from the Gifted Giver series on the Nordstrom blogs.
What would you love to give your younger brother this year?
I’d love to give my younger brother a nice Armani suit. Every guy needs a great suit in his closet.
What would you love to unwrap for yourself?
This Jacob Bromwell flask is pretty amazing. I travel a lot and can see this being put to good use.
What kinds of things do people tend to give you? Why do you suppose that is? What does no one ever give you or what do you never indulge in for yourself?
People tend to give me cookbooks and whiskey, because these are two of my favorite things and I’m a collector of both. No one ever gives me records. Probably because I have so many already!
What’s your go-to host or hostess gift, either for a party or for a weekend or extended stay?
I like making gift baskets with pickles, preserves, jams, country hams, cornmeal and whiskey.