Gift Guide for the Baker and Cook

We’re back in action with yet another Holiday gift guide! This one is dedicated to all my bakers and cooks out there. If you know a foodie who enjoys spending all their free time in the kitchen, entertaining and cooking whenever they get the chance, then this gift guide is perfect for you! It also serves as inspiration for anyone who might need to acquire basic kitchen appliances such as a food processor, new pots and pans, or even a set of good quality knives. Some of these items might be more of an investment in the beginning, but they are gifts that will last in the kitchen for years and years to come.

As someone who is the baker and home cook, I always get inspired whenever I get new tools and gadgets in the kitchen, so I’ve rounded up some beautiful and practical items that any baker or cook would love to have, including me! I own many of the items listed below and those that I don’t… well, I’m hoping that Santa will leave me one or two under our Christmas tree this year!

 

 

 

 

1) It’s All Easy from Gwyneth Paltrow: Gwyneth’s book is full of delicious weekday recipes for the super busy home cook. I love that most of the recipes in this book can be made in the time it would take to order takeout (not to mention much healthier!). From easy breakfasts to lazy suppers, this book has something for everyone. One of my favorite recipes is the chicken enchiladas, they are so tasty! $33

 

2) Flour Water Salt Yeast from Ken Forkish: This must-have baking guide features recipes for world-class breads, pizzas and a variety of schedules suited for the home baker. Whether you’re a total beginner or a serious baker, this book has a recipe that suits all skill levels and time constraints. $22

 

3) Tiny Whisk Necklace: Whisk someone away! Know someone who loves to bake? Every baker would love this adorable tiny whisk necklace. It comes in sterling silver and 14K gold and is an affordable piece of jewelry that will make the foodie in your life very happy! From $72

 

4) Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender: This is one of the great workhorses in my kitchen. You can make nut butters, smoothies, soups, humus, and so much more with the Vitamix. There are plenty of colors to choose from but I love the simplicity of this stainless steel version. $696

 

5) ZWILLING Twin® Professional “S” 6-piece Block Set: Every cook needs a great knife set in their kitchen. It makes a world of difference! I love these knives and the quality is amazing. They make an awesome gift for anyone who needs an upgrade. $399

 

6) Ricardo Silicone Oven Mitt: This is by far the best oven mitt I have ever used! Amazing quality, durable and super affordable! $20

 

7) Le Creuset Signature Round Enamel Cast Iron: A beautiful Le Creuset cast iron with a plethora of colors to choose from. Well worth the investment and will last a lifetime. $498

 

8) KitchenAid Classic Nonstick 5-piece Bakeware Set: A great essential in any kitchen. $80

 

9) Lodge 10 Inch Logic Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet: The perfect cast iron skillet that can be used for baking, frying and grilling! $35

 

10) Citrus Squeezer: Zesting is a breeze with this really practical tool! $10

 

11) Lagostina Hammered Copper 10-piece Cookware Set: How gorgeous are these!? These hammered copper pots and pans are not only beautiful, but also last a lifetime. They make an amazing gift for someone who loves to cook. $652

 

12) Cuisinart 9 Cup Food Processor: The best food processor on the market. I own this one and use it almost every day. It’s well worth the investment and a perfect gift for someone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen. $379

 

13) Philips Pasta Maker: Enjoying fresh and flavorful homemade pasta in the comfort of your own home has never been easier! With 1600 lb extrusion force and auto-weighing function, the Philips pasta maker is fully automatic and can make 1 pound of pasta within 15 minutes. How cool is that?! $280

Happy shopping!

xo,

Susie

 

 

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