I've already shared a list of DIY truffle recipes, but if you'd rather buy than bake, here are some suggestions. There's some great chocolates, of course, as well as a few cute-yet-functional items that just may lead to getting breakfast in the morning. (I'm talking about heart-shaped pancake molds. Sheesh.)
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These are books for the kitchen nerd in all of us. The ones who want to know the hows and whys of cooking. The ones who lie restlessly at night, unconsciously kicking their bed mate and thinking, why was my roast chicken dry? What's wrong with beating my batter? And for the love of god and cupcakes, why couldn't I just add all the eggs at once?!?
Whether you know someone who wants to get into food photography or you want to help someone upgrade their equipment, we've got plenty of recommendations including point-and-shoot cameras, DSLRs, lighting equipment, books, and more.
In or out of the kitchen, you'll have the pizza lover on your list covered with this list of pizza-themed trinkets ranging from art prints and pizza-scented ink to pizza accouterment and plates.
Yesterday Kenji recommended gifts for the burger-maker. Today I bring you fun burger-themed gifts that are mostly useless in the kitchen but are good at telling the world, "I LOVE BURGERS"—clothes, plush toys, keychains, art prints, and more.
Some of these are stocking-stuffers, some are pretty pricey, but most are somewhere in between. What they all have in common is that I have turned to these products again and again in my own pizza-making life. I hope your pizza obsessive—novice or veteran—appreciates them as much as I do.
Any great cook can tell you that all you need to make great food is a fire and a cooking surface. Any surface will do. But let's face it, there are some things that just make cooking more fun. Easier, prettier, more foolproof. Your giftee doesn't need a $300 Dutch oven, but if they've been extra good this year, you might consider spoiling them. Every item on this list is something I use in my own kitchen at least once a week, if not every single day, and most I've had for years and plan on using for the rest of my life.
Aspiring junior burger-maker in your midst? Or perhaps a hardcore amateur trying to up their game? Here are six essential items for any burger-maker-lover in your life—tried-and-true tools they'll use every time they fire up that grill or griddle—plus two ingredients to help make great burgers.
It can seem like the holiday season is full of potential wine-related pitfalls: what's the correct bottle to give to your boss? Which bottle would be nice for a dinner hostess gift, and what can you buy for a party? We polled a few of the country's top sommeliers for advice.
When pulling together this list of great gifts for aspiring pastry chefs, I felt like a kid in a candy store. We pastry folks love our toys, so if you've got someone like that on your list, rest assured that you'll have lots to choose from. Click through the slideshow to find gifts ranging from stocking stuffer everyday items, to fancy, specialty molds, luxury ingredients, and some seriously awesome upgrades for the sweet folks on your list.
Since you can't decorate your walls with real food (well, technically you can, but we don't recommend it), decorate your walls with food-related art. Here are some of our favorite prints.
Since Kenji already gave you gift suggestions for burger-making lovers, I'm here to give you over 25 useless (but fun) gift ideas for burgers lovers who are more into eating than making.
Here at Slice headquarters we lounge around in pizza sleeping bags admiring our pizza knick-knackery adorned shelves, and bask in the glory of our well-appointed pizza making kitchen. In short, we know our way around the pizza-themed market. Check out some of our favorite gift ideas for the pizza lover on your list.
For every food-lover in the five boroughs, there's an "I Heart NY"-r somewhere else in the States—a former Brooklynite, a Queens native, an occasional Manhattan visitor—who can't get enough New York eats. So here's our guide to classic NYC foodstuffs that can be shipped around the country.
Whether the pizza freaks in your life are old pros in the kitchen or budding amateurs, there's sure to be something on this list they'll like. From typographic "pizza" plates to dough-rising buckets to an awesomely wacky whisk for mixing dough, these gifts will show your pizza-maker that you did your homework.
It's hard to get your burger game on without the right tools and raw materials for the job. We already gave you some of the basics in last year's guide, like a meat grinder, a slicer for your onions, and a custom steaming towel, but here are eight more gifts for the burger lover in your life.
If you're a pizza-loving dude who enjoys the flickering glow of candlelight but think the current scents on the market are a bit too dainty, 13-year-old Hart Main has created Mancans, a line of candles whose aromas are meant to evoke MANLY things. Among them, a pizza-scented candle ($8).
To the pizza freaks who visit Slice, do not read this post.* It's not for you. In fact, please just forward the URL here to your sweetheart, move on, and enjoy the surprise when they get you a fun pizza-related V-Day sweet nothing.
Whether it's out of the sheer pleasure of giving or the dire need to improve the coffee situation at your parents' house over the holidays, the time is upon us to seek out some of the best most giftable coffee toys. And whether your price point is a bag of beans or a $200 grinder, coffee gifts are the best gifts—many of them far less annoying to fit in your checked bag than a pizza stone.
Whether the burger lover in your life is into just eating burgers, making burgers, or wearing burgers, you should be able to find something worth getting in our burger lovers gift guide featuring slider-making tools, meat grinders, T-shirts, kitchen timers, 3D puzzles, and more. If you can't find the right burger-themed gift in this guide, check out our guides from 2007 and 2009.