Everyone has a chocolate-lover on their list, but what to get them besides the same old See's or Godiva? (Not that there's anything wrong with See's or Godiva.) Here's a few ideas: some for the chocolate maker, some for the casual cook, and some for the friend who wants to eat straight from the box.
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Here's the problem: your wife, husband, sister, significant other, brother, physician, special lady friend—whoever's on your gift list this year—loves to cook, but they've already got pretty much everything a cook could ever want.
Giving an ice cream-related gift to a friend or loved one is really a good investment—you just know you're going to get thanked with a homemade frozen treat. Here are our favorite ice cream gifts for any ice cream-making enthusiast, whether they're beginners or they already have a few gallons under their belt.
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.
Whether you've got a confectionary whiz, amateur ice cream maker, aspiring pastry chef, or pal with a serious sweet tooth on your gift list, we hope this list of 6 of our favorite sweets cookbooks of 2011 will help you find the perfect present.
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.
Condiments are awesome! Enthusiasm for this all-important accessory for food doesn't stop at the plate. There are plenty of sauce freaks out there creating an array of gifts to squeeze some joy into the hearts of friends and condiments-obsessed loved ones. In this gift guide you'll find hot sauce stationary, stylish sauce dishes, personalized Heinz bottles, and more.
Do you have an aspiring modernist cook on your shopping list this year? Here are some items that will pay themselves off in spades if you think about all of the exciting food they'll (hopefully) feed you as a result. Starter kits, books, grown-up Pop Rocks, and more.
This array of gifts spans the small (bear paws) to large (custom grates); all the gifts are sure to ignite a fire in the heart of any griller.
Over the last few years, this home canning trend has blossomed into a full-on renaissance. Everywhere you turn, you're being handed homemade jam and jars of refrigerator pickles. The best way to encourage more gifts of delicious treats is to offer up a few tools to these canners and jammers to make their work even easier.
Your kids, relatives, friends, or good acquaintances have just finished up college and are about to move into their first real place of their own with a completely understocked kitchen. Here are a few of the most basic, inexpensive pieces of kitchen gear that any recent college grad should be outfitted with to help wean them off the dining hall buffet habit.
Those walnuts, almonds, and pecans better watch out. They're about to get cracked by a bevy of newfangled and retro nutcrackers. (Anyone else love nutcrackers?) They're a fun, practical gift. Everyone loves nuts (well, the nut-allergic excluded) and everyone's got to crack 'em (only weenies buy them shelled, right?).
If you simply don't know what to bring your host, or you've been giving the same present for the last ten years (your sister-in-law still appreciates your homemade ornaments, I'm sure) then check out this guide.
Whether it's a secret homemade spice blend, a bottle of specially infused liquor, or a gorgeous nutmeg grinder, spices and spice accessories make great gifts for curious cooks. Here are some suggestions for the spice-lover in your life.
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.
This gift guide has a book for each of the unique cooks on your holiday shopping list. Everyone from the solo eater to the CSA junkie to the science-minded inquisitive cook to the time-pressed weeknight chef to the hardcore griller—they're all covered on this list of our favorite cookbooks of 2011.