Holiday Gift Ideas For Foodies From Kent Rathbun

The North Texas Food Bank's Hunger & Thirst Calendar, featuring Chef Kent's recipes and Pat Haverfield's photos.

Has the foodie in your life has been longing for a cookbook or other tasty treats from celebrity chef, Kent Rathbun? You are in luck.  With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about choosing a calendar for 2011 to get organized at home and in the kitchen.

Chef Kent, Pat Haverfield and The North Texas Food Bank unveil the 2011 Hunger and Thirst Calendar. The Food Bank sells this calendar during the holidays to raise awareness and money for hunger. This is the first year that the calendar has recipe cards! So for those of you who have been waiting for a cookbook from Kent, here you go!

These 13 recipes are exclusive to this  Cookbook Calendar. What a great way to enhance your kitchen with magnificent food photography, learn new recipes and kick hunger in America.

Each month features one of Chef Kent’s signature recipes with a recipe cut-out card and a two dollar off coupon for Kent Rathbun Elements (a collection of sauces, dressings, spices and marinades made exclusively for the home chef).

The Hunger and Thirst Calendar is exclusively sold at the Dallas and Plano Central Market locations and at for $19.95 with 100 percent of proceeds going to the North Texas Food Bank. The calendar purchase provides 80 meals for hungry North Texans.

Bring Kent Rathbun Home For The Holidays

Are you going out of town for the holidays and would like to have Lobster Shooters for all your family to try? Or would you just like to relax and order Chef Kent’s Seasoned Pork Ribs (think Jasper’s), Candied Yams, Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole, Bourbon Cream Corn, or Wild Mushroom Bisque for  Christmas?

You now have access to all Rathbun’s delicious treats in the 2010 Neiman Marcus Holiday Book. It is the perfect place to shop for that hard to find gift for the foodie, where they will be offering holiday gift sets of Kent Rathbun Elements!!

V Spa’s Holiday Gift Ideas for $25 and Under

V Spa has fabulous gifts for the holidays priced $25 and under that will make perfect stocking stuffers. Gift cards are also available

Fuzzy warm slippers and holiday candles and soaps line V Spa’s shelves,  V Spa’s luxurious holiday spa treatments and spa packages are a wonderful way to refresh, renew and restore the soul and spirit after a long day of holiday shopping. Reservations are recommended by calling 214.761.7800 or visit for more details.

Girl Two Doors Down Slippers

Everyone loves fuzzy and warn  slippers for the winter months.  These fashionable slippers by the celebrity-wearing Girl Two Doors Down brand come in pink, black and pink/chocolate. Price is $18.

Jimmy Belasco Candles

Jimmy’s All Soy Candles are wonderfully fragrant and made from the finest ingredients. The soy wax formula contains only two ingredients: soybeans and a touch of vegetable oil. Exclusively for the holiday season, V Spa offers Jimmy Belasco candles in Merry Merry Cranberry and Majestic Pine fragrances. Price is $25.00.

Soapylove Soapy Pops

The Soapylove Pop Shop offers an assortment of handmade Soapy Pops which come in adorable designs and mouthwatering fragrances, such as Candy Cane (shown left). They’re the same size as a real freezer pop and fit on any standard soap dish. Price is $8.00.

Spa Ritual Mini Nail Polish

The perfect stocking stuffer, SpaRitual’s mini nail lacquer is only .17 fl. oz but is 100% vegan and free of DBP, Formaldehyde and Toluene. V Spa chose five popular festive colors, the perfect accent for holiday parties and New Year’s Eve. Price is $5.00.

V Spa, named the city’s “Best Day Spa” and “Best Masseuse – Jenny Walker” by Allure Magazine, is located on the second floor of the Verandah Club at the Hilton Anatole Hotel (2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207). Spa services are available Sunday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Complimentary valet parking is provided for all V Spa clients at the Hilton Anatole Hotel Tower entrance with validated parking ticket. Appointments can be made by calling 214.761.7800.