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Gifts for the Kitchen King or Queen

Great Gifts for Your Kitchen Royalty

OK, I get it. It’s Cyber Monday already so why am I clogging your email inbox this late?  Well, its because it is never too late to share with you these fantastic gift ideas for the chef in your home. On Wednesday, I sent you Great Gifts for the Lover of Wine. Today is Great Gifts for the Home Chef.

Below you will find great reads, serving items, skillets, dutch ovens, and prep tools. So let’s get shopping.

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Extra Large Rustic Olive Wood Serving Board – 20 x 10 Inch

Extra Large Rustic Olive Wood Slab Serving Board – 20 x 10 Inch

XL sells for $59.00
(smaller sizes available)

Make your cheese board stand out with these uniquely olive wood cheese boards. Featuring natural olive wood, these boards feature an exotic burl grain that is stunning. Our cross-section cuts often include the bark, giving a raw edge look and appearance that is both organic and modern. These cheese boards add just the right amount of uniqueness to your kitchen, and you will love how they look. (bark not guaranteed)

Important: The raw bark edge is entirely natural and we do not use lacquer, varnish or other urethane coatings to ensure this cheese board is food safe. As a result, it is natural for some bark flaking over time depending on how dry the environment is.

Measures approximately 20″ by 10″ (due to organic cut, will vary up to 2″ on each side). Note that each piece is unique and naturally cut from real olive trees so that each piece will have variations in size, grain, and color. What we guarantee each piece is beautiful however and you if you are not satisfied, you may return for a 100% refund or replacement.

EMILY: The Cookbook


Sells for $19.49


Legions of fans line the block as they flock to Emily and Matt Hyland’s flagship restaurants EMILY and the popular spinoff Emmy Squared. Now, with their irresistible debut cookbook, they share their delicious and doable recipes—no wood-fired oven or fancy equipment required. You’ll be shown how to re-create such crowd-pleasing favorites as their famous round pizza, the iconic Detroit pan pizza, and their legendary EMMY Burger, the juicy wonder that tops many New York City “Best Burger” lists. But EMILY: The Cookbook is more than pizza and burger perfection.

You’ll also find recipes for small plates (Nguyen’s Hot Wings with Ranch Dip), salads (Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Blue Cheese, Bacon, and Miso Dressing), sandwiches (Lobster Salad Sandwich), pasta (Campanelle with Duck Ragù), cocktails (a Killer Colada), and scrumptious desserts (Rocky Road Brownies with Rum Ganache Dip). Packed with full-color photos and handy tips, EMILY: The Cookbook is a fabulous find for people who want new ways to entertain, feed, and wow their friends and family.

Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron Rectangular Roaster, 7.0-Quart


Sells for $199.95


Cast Iron Oval Dutch Oven with Reversible Grill Pan Lid, 7.75Qt, Marseille


Sells for $311.95

Anyone who has never experienced cooking with enameled cast iron cookware is missing out on a fantastic cooking experience. It took me years to decide it was worth the price and I am so glad that I did. My lasagna cooks better, my roasts roast better, and my baked chicken is over the top. And soups and stews have never, ever been better.

Low-profile design is optimized for oven roasting. * Cast iron provides even heat distribution and superior heat retention. * Durable, nonreactive sand-colored interior enamel * Colorful, long-lasting exterior enamel resists chipping and cracking * Gas, Electric, Ceramic, Halogen, Induction, Oven & Outdoor Grill


14-Inch Porcelain Serving Plates/Rectangular Platters, Set of 4, Classic White


Sells for $27.99

Simple and white. Make the food the star of the show, not the platter. I love long and rectangular so that you can fit them into places that don’t need a surface area in two directions to be placed.

  • 14 x 4 inches. Long enough to hold a variety of food, like dessert, fruit, dip, snacks, appetizers, raw veggies, sushi, cupcakes, assorted cheese and more. Excellent for holiday parties, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas!
  • MODERN DESIGN: glossy and elegant with a unique curved edge design, these serving platters perfectly frame your desserts and appetizers. Suitable for restaurants, hotels, parties, and family dinners.
  • BEAUTIFUL GIFT OPTION: practical and reasonably priced, these white rectangular platters coordinate well with any tableware set, making them the perfect gift for yourself, your friends and your family.
  • AB GRADE PORCELAIN: made of the strongest LEAD-FREE, FDA approved, non-toxic porcelain for regular daily use. Microwave, dishwasher, freezer, and oven safe. Sturdy and lustrous, these plates meet the standards of top-grade restaurants.  

Hamilton Beach Food Processor with Bowl ScrapergiftsSells for $35.99

I LOVE this processor. Why?

One of the biggest frustrations in food processing is stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl. It takes time, and it’s a hassle to keep re-assembling the lid. All this stopping and starting is inefficient, especially when you need to get dinner on the table. With the Hamilton Beach Bowl Scraper Food Processor, you can save time when chopping or pureeing – no need to stop and remove the lid to dislodge food from the side of the bowl. The built-in scraper does the work for you, and you can use it while the processor is on or off for continuous processing.

Large feed chute means less prep work. Are you still pre-cutting all your ingredients? If you’re doing that, why bother with a food processor at all? The Hamilton Beach Bowl Scraper Food Processor accommodates both large and small ingredients, so you can spend less time pre-cutting your ingredients and more time enjoying them.

The powerful food processor includes a 10 cup capacity bowl, which is the ideal size for most of your home cooking needs and it includes a reversible slice/shred disc and S-blade for chopping, mixing and pureeing. The BPA-Free bowl is easy to clean and dishwasher safe. Its compact design means it won’t take up your entire countertop.

Milk Street: Tuesday Nights: More than 200 Simple Weeknight Suppers


Sells for – $22.48

From one of Epicurious’ Greatest Home Cooks of All Time, deliver creative and delicious weeknight dinners with this quick and easy cookbook for beginners and foodies alike.
At Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street, Tuesdays are the new Saturdays. That means every Tuesday Nights recipe delivers big, bold flavors, but the cooking is quick and easy–simple enough for the middle of the week.
Tuesday Nights is organized by the way you cook. Some chapters focus on time–with recipes that are Fast (under an hour, start to finish), Faster (45 minutes or less), and Fastest (25 minutes or less). Others highlight simple methods or themes, including Supper Salads, Roast and Simmer and Easy Additions. And there’s always time for pizza, tacos, “walk-away” recipes, one-pot wonders, ultrafast 20-minute miracles, and dessert.

Sells for $30.00 (before 20% off) – Rincon or Santa Fe


Some of us need help reading recipes. These new reader styles are right up my alley. So glad to see the multi-colored temples are making a comeback. Five front frame color options. Don’t forget the 20% off code: coffeetowine20.
Santa Fe, click here.
Rincon, click here.

Square Glass Bowlsgifts


Just $7.96 for a set of 4

I just love these small 4″ square bowls. They are thick and sturdy, and they line up so nicely when you need to use several at a time. So simple. Yet so elegant. And perfectly clean lines.

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking


Sells for – $21.00

New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2018 James Beard Award for Best General Cookbook and multiple ICAP Cookbook Awards Named one of the Best Books of 2017 by: NPR, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Rachel Ray Every Day, San Francisco Chronicle, Glamour, Eater, Newsday, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Seattle Times, Tampa Bay Times, Tasting Table, Publishers Weekly, and more.

In the tradition of The Joy of Cooking and How to Cook Everything comes Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, an ambitious new approach to cooking by a significant new culinary voice. Chef/writer Samin Nosrat has taught everyone from professional chefs to middle school kids to author Michael Pollan to cook using her revolutionary, yet simple, philosophy. Master the use of just four elements—Salt, which enhances flavor; Fat, which delivers flavor and generates texture; Acid, which balances flavor; and Heat, which ultimately determines the texture of food—and anything you cook will be delicious.

By explaining the hows and whys of good cooking, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will teach and inspire a new generation of cooks how to confidently make better decisions in the kitchen and cook delicious meals with any ingredients, anywhere, at any time.

Lodge 15 Inch Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet


Sells for $42.48

Lodge is THE name in quality cast iron skillets. And this 15″ monster is a beast but is so needed in your kitchen. When searing and when frying you do not want to crowd your food otherwise it steams and will not cook properly. I gave one to my sister a few years back, and she was alarmed and said she would never use it. It was too heavy and too big. Since then she uses it all the time. And she thanks me every time she needs it. If you cook for a family, you may think you do not need this, but you are wrong.

Happy Shopping.

That is all for now.



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One Comment

  1. Excellent picks! I love kitchen shopping.

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