Cooking fire was once the center of the house. Modern kitchens have largely eliminated fire from the equation, and architectural trends have moved the fireplace to one side of the home, but the kitchen is still often where the heart is. That’s where you make holiday meals. It’s where the kids hide near the fridge and where your friends hang out while you’re checking to see if the turkey is done or just slicing up a few lemons for a drink.
If you also have a dedicated or professional former amateur chef in your life who just can’t let anyone nearby go hungry, we’ve got some of our favorite gift ideas here. For more inspiration, be sure to check out our guide to necessary pots and pans, chef knife, cooking book, pizza ovenand cooking camp.
Update November 2022: We’ve added some new favorites, including Bees cotton food wrap, Amazing Modern Cookies, etc.