I don’t often cook, but when I get the time to, I absolutely love it! There’s something special about turning words on a screen/paper into an delicious dish and knowing you made it. Don’t get me started on the trip to gourmet supermarkets. Wegman’s and Eataly are some of my favorite places.
Not sure what to get your favorite food artists? Here are a few ideas for the chef in your life.
Most of your friends who like to cook are probably newbies like me. So, let’s start them off with something easy and fun.
This kitchen gift set from terrain includes a teak cutting board, lavender salt, lavender balsamic vinegar, lavender seeds, an acacia wood bowl and more in one galvanized box. Talk about chic and ready for the kitchen!
Next, is my favorite of the bunch, an “The Inspiralizer®” (on the bottom left)! It turns vegetables into scrumptious noodles and can take less time than making pasta. Ali Maffucci, the mastermind behind this brand and the ever-popular blog, Inspiralized, is one of the most brilliant women I have ever met. Plus, she’s dedicated the past few years to teaching people how to make vegetables taste absolutely amazing! Your favorite chefs are going to want this in their kitchens whether they are going on a diet or not. They can get a little healthier and still eat things like Pork Lo Mein – made with zucchini noodles. At $54.95 each set, they get a gift that keeps giving plus a cookbook to help along the way! (I’m obviously biased about this product and planning to get one for myself!)
In the market for something a little different? Give their kitchen a restaurant look with this sweet olive serving tray ($40) from Sur La Table. Or, give their homemade baked goods an extra personal touch with this custom stencil ($22).
If you’re looking for something even more crucial to the cooking process, I found two options for you. Snag a portable pizza stone grate ($70) or add to the final product on their table with this chic stone steak plate. (That last one is a splurge!) Both are gifts they can use to show off their work before it gets devoured!
Thinking they’re ready to experiment with some recipes of their own? Get a flatware-designed notebook for $9 to jot it all down or inspire them with this “Contemporary Italian Cooking” book from Eataly for $39.