Gift Guide | 11 Gift Ideas For The Cook
If you know a person who enjoys spending time in the kitchen and experimenting with all sorts of cuisines and techniques, then you came to the right place. Our next guide is devoted to chefs and food lovers.
Check out our list of 11 Gift Ideas For The Cook and get inspired for the upcoming holiday season.
1 – Dalstrong Infinity Blades
Something every chef should have is a good set of knives. Luckily, Dalstrong is a company that offers professional knives for kitchen slicing and dicing. These ceramic blades are very sharp, hard and will last 15 times longer than steel knives. They are BPA free, germ resistant, nonporous, very light, easy to clean and comfortable to the hand. In the set, you get a 6.5 inch Santoku knife and a 3.75 inch Paring knife.
BUY | $39.97
2 – Homemade Hot Sauce Kit
The Chili Lab and W&P Design teamed up for a series of super cool and useful kits. This one allows you to prepare your own hot sauce. You’ll learn to make Forager’s blend (a sauce containing guajillo, chipotle, and pequin peppers) and Grove blend (with piri piri, anaheim, and habanero peppers). Besides the ingredients, in the kit you get almost everything you need to finish making it- from hot sauce bottles to the funnel and a fine mesh strainer.
BUY | $39.98
3 – Good-To-Go Meals
For adventurers that are always on the go, but want to eat delicious, easy to prepare food, these meals are a perfect gift. Available in a variety of dishes like mushroom risotto, Thai curry, classic marinara with penne, smoked three bean chili. All four are suitable for vegetarians. You can get them ready in just a couple of minutes, simply add boiling water to it.
BUY | $22.98
4 – Masterpan
This innovative cooking pan can fit five different ingredients that you can cook at once. Whether you’re cooking at home or outdoors, you’ll get your meal done quickly, without the food mixing in the pan. This is achieved by having different compartments. The Masterpan features non-stick double-layer Xylan Plus coating, aluminum construction and is dishwasher safe. You can even put it in the oven, just make sure the temperature isn’t over 350 degrees.
BUY | $39.98
5 – A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches
You want to make a sandwich but you ran out of ideas? No worries, A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches is a 192 page recipe book that will help you out. It’s written by Tyler Kord, the owner and chef of New York’s No. 7 restaurant and No. 7 Sub. All the recipes are perfectly illustrated and will give you plenty of inspiration. You might even create your own signature sandwich.
BUY | $14.69
6 – Weak Knees Gochujang Sriracha Hot Sauce
Another hot sauce is included in the list, but this one you don’t have to make. For this recipe, Bushwick Kitchen mixed the classic sriracha sauce with the gochujang, a fermented chili pepper paste. Weak Knees Gochujang Sriracha Hot Sauce comes in 13.5 fl oz bottle and you get two in a set. It’s perfect for any meal you can think of, from grilled kitchen, burgers, pork, scrambled eggs to tacos, burritos, Chinese food…
BUY | $19.98
7 – Uuni 2S Oven
This oven allows you to quickly prepare delicious wood-fired pizza, bread, fish or veggies. It’s portable, weighs just 24 lbs and uses wood pellets. As for the material, Uuni 2S Oven is made from brushed stainless steel. The temperature can get up to 932°F meaning you can get a pizza ready in just a few minutes. Besides the oven, you get a stone baking board and a pizza peel.
BUY | $299
8 – Philips Smokeless Infrared Indoor Grill
Using a grill indoors can be a bad idea for several reasons- smoke and a long time that takes to prepare a meal. What this Philips Indoor Grill does is it uses infrared technology to do just the opposite. First of all, it eliminates 80% of smoke you would usually get by using any other grill. Secondly, it takes less than a minute to set it up and around 6 minutes to preheat it. This grill can reach 446 degrees F and has just three options: off, warm and on.
BUY | $279.95
9 – Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto
Here’s a book for meat lovers. It was written by a man who’s practically a barbecue legend- Aaron Franklin. He’s the owner of a restaurant in Austin, one of the places where you can get the best barbecue in the US. With 224 illustrated pages, you’ll read more about his barbecue wisdom gained through years of experience. Although this is not a recipe book, Franklin Barbecue is filled with guidelines that will help you master the skill.
BUY | $17.99
10 – The Fourneau Portable Bread Oven
Built from cast iron, Fourneau Bread Oven will help you bake a delicious loaf of bread. The iron walls trap the steam so your bread gets a golden and crispy crust. It can be also used for baked rolls, baguettes, boules and pizzas. It’s perfectly portable and you can place it in the oven, BBQ or campfire. If you’re out of ideas, visit their bread blog and you’ll see a variety of recipes.
BUY | $225
11 – Browning DIY Butcher Kit
The last gift idea on our list is targeted at hunters, meat lovers and chefs. The blades in the kit use 420 stainless steel and feature a rubber handle with a ribbed texture. In the Browning DIY Butcher Kit you get 3 larger knives (fillet, butcher and boning knife), 2 smaller knives (skinning and folding lockback drop point knife). Not to forget game shears, sharpening steel and LED cap light.
BUY | $67.37
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