Looking for the perfect gift for the most devoted foodie you know, but don't want to buy them a bloody spiralizer?
Well you could buy them a nice new knife. But let's face it – there's always something a little bit sinister about unwrapping a present like that.
Worst-case scenario, they could report you to the guards... and we all know how much of a downer it is to get arrested on Christmas morning.
So how to come up with something that's truly unique, original and they definitely won't already have in their kitchen? Why, Kevin Thornton's spoken-word album, of course!
'25X4 Autumn' is the first in a four-part series by Kevin Thornton and his wife Muriel – each edition is themed around one of the seasons, with Kevin narrating stories from his training, the inspiration behind some of his iconic dishes and much more.
We recently brought you a story about Kevin's phenomenal and skilful handling of a 115kg tuna – so it's clear that this man's skills go far beyond the kitchen itself, and right back to the source of the food.
And in the clip below, called 'Child In The Abbatoir', he gives us an insight into why that might be...
You can pick up the album at Thornton's Restaurant in Dublin's Fitzwilliam Hotel – it comes with a download code as well, so don't fret if you don't have a record player – as well as a recipe book to boot.
An absolutely intriguing gift, by a seriously intriguing talent.