I thought I’d try a little something new, since it’s the holidays and do a few gift guides to help you in your shopping, if you haven’t already finished! It’s the final countdown, so I’ll start with what I know: gifts for the chef in your life.
1. Bee’s Wrap is basically a reusable and sustainable version of plastic wrap. This is a great gift for anyone (even yourself,) but particularly for anyone who is making their new year’s resolution to be a bit more eco-friendly…
2. Juniper Books Personalized Cookbook Set. If you know anyone obsessed with taking #shelfies, then this cookbook set will help with their bookcase goals.
3. A Lodge Cast Iron Skillet is one of my absolute must-haves in the kitchen. If someone doesn’t have one, it’s a great gift that happens to also be wallet friendly.
4. Kapoosh Knife Block. Okay, this is kind of bizarre, but actually the best knife block ever. It is basically a knife block in which you can put knives anywhere, so you’re not constrained to the typical 8 or so slots. It has these cool rods that stick up to hold all your knives in any position. Weird, but SO practical.
5. 4.5 Quart Le Creuset Dutch Oven. A classic and beautiful addition to any kitchen. There is a reason that everyone asks for these on their wedding registries – they are a bit pricey, but they last forever. If you’re looking to spend a little more on someone, this is a great gift. Plus, they come and all sorts of fun colors!
6. I love this Petrified Wood Serving Platter. It’s heavy, but have you ever seen anything more unique and beautiful? I love a rustic touch to my living space, but this is still chic and urban looking.
7. Miyabi Birchwood Chef’s Knife – These knives are a #splurge, but they are extremely sharp and amazing knives. I find the birchwood set to be particularly beautiful. There is nothing better than a great knife.
8. A knife is only as good as it stays sharp! If you have a nice set of knives, you have to maintain them well. Thus, the Whetstone Knife Sharpening Station.
9. Food 52 touts their exclusive Staub French Oven Rice Cooker as one of the best ways to cook rice perfectly and, honestly, they are right. Perfect. Every. Time.
10. India Amory dinner napkins. Because what good is throwing a fun dinner party if you can’t make it look good?
11. I may be a bit late to the game with this, but The Instant Pot is on my own wishlist this Christmas. As you’ve probably gathered, I’m in love with my slow cooker, but have been dying to try out The Instant Pot. Anything that can achieve the same results that my slow cooker can in half the time is something I want to try!
12. The Anova Sous Vide is a great entry-level sous vide for your friend who is willing to experiment in the kitchen, but doesn’t want to fully commit to the super expensive and large sous vide contraption. They can use this with some ziplock bags and a big pot and start cooking with a new technique.