It is that time of year again where you are scrambling around looking for holiday gifts for the people in your life. I can tell you from experience, shopping for a cook is a tough situation. Do they have the latest and greatest gadget? Do they need a new french rolling pin? Well, here at Food Craftsmen we have you covered.
Cooking is such a personal experience for those who love to be in the kitchen. These gift ideas are sure to get you inspired, and please the most particular cook.
De Buyer Steel Omelet Pan:
If the cook in your life is the kind of cook who loves taking care of their pots and pans, then this steel pan is right for them. I love these pans, they are great in the oven. When taken care of they are the “old school” non-stick pan that all chefs turn to for omelets, searing meats, and everyday cooking. These pans need to be seasoned like you would a wok or a cast iron pan.
Once it is seasoned properly, items slide in and out like it is prom night.
Anova Precision Cooker:
The Anova Precision cooker is the wifi and BlueTooth enabled immersion circulator that allows you to start cooking no matter where you are. The cooker also allows you to spend more time entertaining and less time fussing over the food in the kitchen. With precise temperature control, the cook in your life will be able to cook and hold steaks at their peak temperature for a few hours while the family settles in to have fun. A quick sear after cooking gives you that beautiful char on the outside just in time for service.
Once it is seasoned properly, items slide in and out like it’s prom night. #giftsforcooks Click to tweet
This traditional apron reminds me of the aprons my father wore as a pattern maker when I was growing up. The cross-back strap keeps the pressure off of your neck. Durable 9 oz. wax coated cotton helps protect against flour, sauces, and the errant hand print. The split leg front is great for bending and crouching down into the oven.
Big Baking Steel:
Andris Lagsdin is one of my favorite people on earth. He loves pizza so much, he created the ultimate baking surface for pizzas. I have this guy's little brother. Man do I wish I had this big guy. If you want crusty, artisan-style bread, NY
Big Wooden Cutting Board:
The “Big Daddy” of cutting boards. Boos is the premiere cutting board for your kitchen. I know. I know. You're saying, “but I like the fold and chop plastic mats to cut on.” BS. First of all. They are slippery, they never lay flat after your first use, and they are dangerous. A wooden cutting board by Boos is a thing of beauty. It is sturdy, it will not slip while you are using it, and it is great for your knives. Please, Please, Please, do not buy a glass, or plexiglass cutting board. They will kill your knives.
I love these micro-graters. This one, in particular, is so versatile. Grate parmesan, shred preserved egg yolks, or zest citrus fruits for added flavor to all of your meals. The traditional ones are long and thin. This one is a bit wider and allows you to grate larger blocks of cheese if you need it.
A crazy powerful Blender
Serious cooks know you need a powerful “AF” (as the kids would say) blender. You can crush ice, make smoothies, emulsified vinaigrettes, and hollandaise in your kitchen. The blenders your mom had are just not boss enough to really do the job correctly. The Blendtec has the power and the jar capacity to handle everything you need.
This is just a short list of ideas I know cooks love. I have all of these items so I vouch for them.
Do you have an item you recommend for cooks? Let us know by posting your favorite tool in our facebook group.