It’s 10pm on Wednesday night and chances are your food enthusiast is parked on her sofa, eyes glued to the TV watching ‘Top Chef.’ Think how excited she’ll be when you give her this book of scrumptious recipes from Top Chef’s Quickfire Challenges. The book will even walk her through hosting a Quickfire Cocktail Party and staging Quickfire Challenges at home.
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Store her kitchen with premium olive oil from around the world with a membership to the Olive Oil of the Month Club. Each month, she’ll be greeted with new 12 to 20 ounce bottle of extra-virgin olive oil that has been awarded the highest honors at international culinary festivals.
Celebrated for its enameled cast iron, Le Creuset French oven is a lifesaver when it comes to her being distracted while cooking. Hey, we’ve all been there, even the best of us. You run to answer the door or the phone and one second turns into five minutes, which then turns into a burnt casserole. This upscale pot retains heat, cooks at low heat and the fitting lid promises to seal in flavor. As if that wasn’t enough, the shiny red finish makes this an attractive piece to serve food in at the table.
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Help her organize her recipe collection with this beautiful wooden recipe card box and embosser. What a lovely gift for any cook who aspires to hand down her favorite recipes to future generations in her family.
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Give her a little patch of garden to grow her own herbs indoors. With the Culinary Herb Garden, she can pick from a delicious selection of organic culinary herbs like Cilantro, Sweet Italian Parsley, Garlic Chives and Sage. In addition to adding a dose of fresh flavor to any meal, this kit is sure to lend a pleasurable aroma to her kitchen.
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Every serious cook must have a good set of knives. Give her what the pros use: Misono Knives. With their streamlined design, rust-free stainless steel and ability to maintain their edge longer than most knives, it’s no surprise that chefs around the world are raving about these Japanese knives.
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This fun hat will have her feeling like she’s running a real kitchen in a restaurant, or at the very least it’s a personal touch that’s bound to put a big smile on her face.
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She’ll turn her deserts into flashy masterpieces with this hot kitchen tool. Essential for preparing the classic crème brulee, this torch also melts cheese, browns meringue, glazes tarts and caramelizes sugars. Baking has never been so fun.
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Test her knowledge of American classic cuisine and important people in food history with this fun trivia board game made especially for food lovers.
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She’ll boil over with excitement when she unwraps this gift. The go-to handbook for any gastronomy fan and established chef, this book highlights over 600 notable chefs in America and over 100 sommeliers and international chefs. She’ll uncover fun facts about the chefs, discover their favorite off-the-beaten-path restaurants, learn about their favorite kitchen essentials, and try her hands at re-creating their amazing recipes.
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She’ll savor her meals with this Dean & Deluca spice box that features distinct southwestern, Jamaican jerk, cajun, Moroccan beef and barbecue flavors to play with. The no preservatives, salt and sugar ingredients make these hand-rubbed spices a healthy choice.
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Preparing her delicious feasts is only half of the battle of hosting an elegant dinner. The manner in which she serves her work of art counts for a lot when it comes to getting guests’ mouths watering. These Asian-influenced, earth tone, round and square plates will make any dish she whips up the center of attention.
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