Holiday Gift Guide: For the Chef

Food & Beverage

Make your favorite chef happy with any of these tools or speciality ingredients. I am sure they will see it fit to invite you over for dinner to say thank you!
This Le Creuset Mortar and Pestle is the most used tool in my kitchen. I grind peppercorns and salt with it for every meal, and I use it for dried spices like rosemary and thyme. I can even grind cumin without staining the stoneware. Invaluable.

I have never eaten ice cream from the Ice Cream Ball. I have never even seen an Ice Cream Ball in real life. But I REALLY want an Ice Cream Ball!
Fancy salt is fancy! And that makes it special. I have replaced regular old boring salt forever with crushed Hawaiian sea salt. One year, I bought a pound of red salt and gave everyone a small jar full. It was a thrifty way to indulge my friends with exotic ingredients.
I asked my good friend and renowned food writer what his favorite kitchen gift was and he didn’t hesitate to name his Cuisinart Slow Cooker. He isn’t into classic crock pot recipes. Instead he uses it to create rich and amazing stock. 18 hours is the best amount of time for the perfect stock.
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Practical gifts are so trendy right now, but you want to make sure that useful gifts still have a touch of awesomness. These SnapWare GlassLock storage containers are utilitarian, but also sleek.
One of the hottest O’Reilly titles this year is Cooking For Geeks. Now, I’m not trying to say that all cooks are geeks, but cooking harnesses chemical changes and physical changes, acids, basics, lipids and chlorophyl and transforms them into deliciousness!
In the Maker Shed:
Want more? Stop by the Make Shed. We’ve got all sorts of great holiday gift ideas: Arduino & Arduino accessories, electronic kits, science kits, smart stuff for kids, back issues of MAKE & CRAFT, box sets, books, robots, kits from Japan and more.

Holiday Shipping Deadlines in December:

15 (Wed) – Postal shipping deadline
14 (Mon) – Ground shipping deadline
18 (Sat) – 3-day shipping deadline
20 (Mon) – 2-day shipping deadline
21 (Tue) – Overnight shipping deadline
*Orders placed after these dates using these shipping methods may arrive on time; however, the dates listed are what we consider likely “safe dates.”
United States Postal Service (USPS):
Due to the high volume of mail that the postal service deals with around the holidays, please order by Dec 15 if you intend to select this method. However, we have had increased reports of packages sent via USPS lost or delayed in transit during this high-volume period. Since we do not replace or refund any order placed using this shipping method, we strongly encourage you not to use this method in December.

2 thoughts on “Holiday Gift Guide: For the Chef

  1. Brittany says:

    fun list! Hope to get a copy of Cooking for Geeks myself. Here’s another favorite… the Cooking Guide Apron It’s got handy measurements and conversions written right on it.

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