by Mike Kimel
Holiday Gift Guide Advice
Megan McArdle just put out what she calls the “Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Kitchen Edition. Not surprisingly, it doesn’t contain the sort of things that I (or I think, most Americans) would likely buy. A Chinois, a KitchenAid KICA0WH Ice Cream Maker Attachment (which apparently is only useful if you know the giftee already has a KitchenAid stand mixer), and of course, a $1,500 Thermomix. To be honest, I had no idea what most of the stuff on the list actually is. We have a fairly large kitchen in our house, but I imagine if we owned half the stuff on McArdle’s list we’d need to get rid of the microwave, the fridge, and the oven to get around.
As an economist, I would suggest seeking out more practical advice.