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Gift ideas for the foodie from restaurant titans

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No longer just a term for a food-obsessed minority, foodies are everywhere.

In fact, loving food has become so mainstream that nearly half of Americans who go to restaurants describe themselves as foodies, according to a recent Mintel survey. Among those ages 25 to 34, the portion shoots even higher to 68 percent.

To find the most cutting-edge and tried-and-true gifts for the foodies on your gift list, CNBC turned to top people in the industry — from top restaurant chefs to food-focused start-up executives — for their best gift ideas.

Click ahead to browse more than 40 gift ideas for your favorite foodies.

By CNBC's Katie Little
Published 18 Nov 2015

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