Whether you like to cook or know someone who does, odds are you or they have been doing it more frequently this year. This holiday season is an excellent time to give them something to upgrade their kitchen. Whether that’s olive oil, a feast of steaks, new spices, or something a little unique and different, we cover a ton of kitchen items at Scouted year round. But these are our favorites for gifting, and each one will shine in its own way.
Brightland Arise Olive Oil
Quality olive oil is a gamechanger in the kitchen, and it might not be something you’re willing to shell out on for yourself. Brightland Olive Oil not only looks beautiful on the countertop, it also tastes excellent, and will spruce up any dish they’re making in a snap.
Spicewalla 10 Pack Choose Your Own
I’d hope the chef in your life already has some spices, but I bet they don’t have ones like these. Not only are the tins elegant, the spices themselves are pungent and flavorful. Once they open up each individually wrapped spice bag, they’ll know this was the best gift they got this year.
Five Two Mixing Bowls
These mixing bowls will help even the busiest home cook stay organized. Not only are they made out of stoneware, but they also stack neatly into each other. But the best thing? That’s easy: each has a spout, making them perfect for pouring batter, dressing, and other sauces.
Thai Chef’s Moon Knife by Verve Culture
What’s cool about this knife is that they probably won’t have anything like it in their kitchen (yet). It’s made by Thai blacksmiths in a traditional style, made out of carbon steel, and is great for cutting meat as well as preparing hard-skinned fruits and vegetables.
If they are a carnivore, I don’t think this gift can be topped. Straight from this renowned NYC Korean BBQ joint, this box features 36 oz of USDA Prime Short Rib that is deboned, diamond cut, and marinated by the Chef’s at Cote themselves. It arrives ready to grill with pickled sides and serves four. They owe you an invite to a socially-distanced BBQ if you gift this.
Banneton Proofing Basket
Remember the Sourdough craze? If you know someone still amidst it, or want to reignite their passion while the weather is a bit cooler, this proofing basket is a great way to show your support. It creates that beautiful spiral shape on loaves and is great for shaping and baking naturally-leavened bread. Plus, it’s not a bad decor item to have around either.
Ooni Koda Pizza Oven
If they’ve been cooking up pizzas (or want to) give them the gift of a personal pizza oven. This bad boy can get up to 932 degrees Fahrenheit and cook a pizza in just 60 seconds. They might have to open up a pizza shop or start hosting pizza Fridays.
Written by James Beard award winning author Harold McGee, Nose Dive explores the world of smells. He goes as far as the matter we actually inhale, analyzing how they play with our perceptions, our memory, everything. The book is entertaining yet thorough, and will make any home cook think about what they’re preparing a little differently.
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