Valentines Day gift guide for the food enthusiast
Feeling a little nervous about what to get your significant other for Valentine’s Day? Trying to find a stand out gift can be stressful and time consuming. We’ve rounded up the best gifts for the food enthusiast in your life. As someone who loves to cook, I get a great amount of joy from cooking with beautiful yet useful kitchen accessories.
While it’s easy to get chocolates, flowers or perfume, nothing says, “I love you” quite like a show stopper stand mixer or copper measuring cups. Whether your valentine is a baker on a mission, a novice chef or a gadget geek, these gifts will surely make the big day a success.
Make sure to check out these present ideas for both men and women:
The Novice Chef:
Self Standing Ladle | No more mess of dals and soups with nowhere to keep the spoon. An adorably cute and self standing ladle. I love how cute yet functional this item is. I’m always finding places to keep my ladle.
Kotobuki Teruhisa Nakiri Japanese Kitchen Knife | Great knives are hard to come by, this one combines a stainless steel blade with a magnolia wood handle at a bargain price. They have more under the collection and all for very reasonable prices. A good chef’s knife is always appreciated.
Splatter Guard | Manage the mess but keep food crispy. I use this for tandoor fish, sautéing vegetables and frying.
Pinch Bowls | Contain the mess and avoid spills with these little helpers. If you have a dish with multiple ingredients, these bowls help you stay organized without making a mess.
Marble Mortar & Pestle | Perfect to grind fresh spices and herbs. I use mine daily to grind chai masala. A little cardamom and clove goes a long way.
The Cookbook Aficionado:
Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook |
Curated recipes featuring some of the culinary world’s best dishes. I love how diverse the recipes in this book are.
My Indian Cookbook |140 colorful picture by picture recipes for the novice Indian chef. A great starter cookbook.
Marble Cookbook Holder | Sleek and classic, perfect for holding cookbooks and tablets. This is clean, modern and solid. Whether you’re following a recipe from a beautiful cookbook or your favorite blog, this holder will keep your book, tablet or phone propped up and out of mess’s way.
The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs |An A-to-Z compendium of spices, herbs, salts, peppers, and blends, with beautiful photography. Such a great resource to have on hand and doubles as a coffee table book.
The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science | Over 1,000 beautiful images taking you through the science of home cooking.
The Gadget Geek:
Wine Aerator | Enhance your wine for your next date night. A small enough gadget to pack along your romantic picnic, to your dates house and to store in your home bar.
Misto Stainless Steel Bottle | Turn your favorite cooking oil into your favorite cooking spray! I use this all the time, great for spraying down the grill, sautéing vegetables or grilling fishes and meats.
Digital Food Scale | For the health conscience or the ones who like to follow recipes to a T. Some baking recipes are measured to weight, this helps get everything down to the last ounce.
Breville Expresso Maker | Woo the coffee lover in your life and become their personal barista. If you have counter room this makes a beautiful addition to the kitchen.
Wine Bottle Chiller |For the dinner party maven, create a beautiful centerpiece of chilled wine. I love this concept, freeze lemons, limes, roses or mint for a whimsical look all while keeping your drinks chilled.
The Baker Extraordinaire:
Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer | The holy grail of mixers come in a rainbow choice of colors. This is more than just a mixer, it’s a kitchen showpiece.
Cookie Dough Scoop |Perfect sized cookies or portion of sorbet. I like to use these for measuring out my minced kebabs, uniform sizes every time.
Silicone Baking Mat |Reduce waste and use in the place of parchment paper. Perfect for cookies, roast vegetables or breads.
Copper Measuring Cups | Beautiful and useful measuring cups perfect for any kitchen. Copper is the latest rage but also a timeless material. I much prefer these to plastic measuring ware.
Blossom Cake Pan |A beautifully sculpted cake every time. Who doesn’t love a pretty cake? This one in particular has a beautiful lotus design, giving it an Indian touch.
We hope these ideas helped you find the perfect gift for your kitchen-loving valentine!
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