From one of the bestselling cookbooks of 2015, to an opulent, rose gold serving set by Kate Spade, here are a few gift ideas for the person who loves to putter in the kitchen.
The Food Lab Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
Selected as one of Amazon’s best cookbooks of 2015, The Food Lab is written by the managing culinary director of food blog Serious Eats. With the help of a bit of science, Lopez-Alt shares his foolproof methods on how to pan-fry steak with a charred crust, while achieving the perfect medium-rare interior, how to roast a moist turkey without brining, and whip up a Hollandaise sauce in two minutes. Recipes are accompanied by 1,000 full-colour photographs.Retail price US$49.95
Copper hammered bar tool set
For the budding mixologist in your life, this cocktail set makes for a sophisticated addition to any home bar with its shiny, hand-hammered metal. The set includes a cocktail spoon, ice tongs, double jigger and strainer, all made of stainless steel. US$79.95
Jewellery for the cook in your life
Do you have a coffee fiend in your life A baker who derives joy from puttering around the kitchen, mixing, whisking and measuring A jewelry maker in New York creates dainty, handmade necklaces from which dangle tiny cast iron pans, measuring spoons, coffee beans and whisks. The tastefully-made necklaces come in sterling silver and 14K gold. US$66 to US$325. Sold exclusively on food blog Food52.com
Any cook worth their salt knows the iconic French brand, Le Creuset, a collection of enameled, cast-iron cookware that is a must-have in the serious cook’s kitchen. Its selling point The Dutch oven is specially designed to distribute heat evenly and lock in moisture and is a favorite for stewing and braising. Though the cost may cause sticker shock to some -- starting at US$175 all the way up to US$715 – this equipment will last a lifetime. If the gift is for someone extra special, consider splurging on the newest color scheme gleaming white with a gold knob.
Kate Spade New York malmo rose gold 4 piece hostess set
For the hostess who loves to entertain, make her think of you every time she pulls out her luxurious rose gold serving set – and never miss an invitation. The stainless steel set comes with a sugar spoon, tablespoon, pierced tablespoon and gravy ladle. US$105 – AFP Relaxnews
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