Are you shopping for the perfect gift for the cooks and food lovers in your life? I'm here to help. I've scoured the stores (both online and brick-and-mortar) to bring you some of the most innovative, appealing gifts for the cooks on your holiday gift list.
For an adventurous cook who loves to explore international cuisines, tools for making anything from sushi to pasta to Danish pancakes will inspire them to broaden their culinary horizons.
Gift responsibly with eco-friendly kitchenware. These products are good for the environment.
More and more kids are becoming interested in cooking and sharing time in the kitchen with their parents. These fun but functional kitchen tools will help whet their appetite for a lifetime love of cooking.
Molecular gastronomy, the practice of cooking with scientific principals, is one of the hottest culinary trends - and now it's possible to try it out at home! These gifts will inspire science-minded home chefs.
If there's someone on your gift list who watches the Food Network religiously and fantasizes about trading places with Thomas Keller for a day, you can't go wrong with a professional-quality piece of cooking equipment that they'll be proud to use and display in their kitchen.
Creative and well-designed, kitchen gadgets make a great gift for anyone who's into cooking. The latest crop of tools boast clever touches that will make your work in the kitchen easier and more enjoyable.
For the person on your gift lists who loves throwing dinner parties and entertaining at home, here are some ideas for gifts that he or she can put to good use at the next soiree.
Everyone knows that type of family that bonds over favorite pizza toppings, stays in on Friday nights to bake cookies, and whose kitchen is the hub of their home. Perhaps it's even your own family! These gifts are meant especially for the whole family to enjoy.
For some, baking is a passion. They love precisely measuring out their ingredients, they live for the feel of dough being kneaded under their palms, and their kitchen always smells deliciously of freshly baked cookies or bread. These special gifts will help fuel their love for all things baked.
You know that person who can't walk past a kitchenware store without coming out with a new saute pan or a set of hand-carved wooden spoons? They might seem impossible to buy for, since they don't hesitate to buy more and more items to indulge their love for cooking, but I've found a few items that I'll bet they don't have.
These fun and colorful gizmos and gadgets are perfect stocking stuffers for your favorite cook's Christmas stocking. Add a few jars of exotic spices, a sack of sea salt, and some brightly colored silicone
spatulas, and you'll be all set.
Still stumped? Here are some of my top suggestions for holiday gifts for cooks.