thursday’s food section in the l.a. times had some terrific holiday ideas for the home chef on your list. sous-vide machines, hand-held smokers and induction burners – cooking at home now has 5 star aspirations…i mean, how did i live so long without wanting (or knowing i wanted) a $600 vitamix pro 500 series blender?
much closer to reality is russ parson’s article about the cooking essentials that will be the go-to tools for any cook on your list. whether you buy them individually as stocking stuffers or do the whole kit and kaboodle in a gift basket (may i suggest a modernest bag?), these items will not gather dust on the counter and all are well below $10 each. personally, i would love a microplane grater (hint, hint irishman!)…
and finally, a list of apps that range from free to $4.99 (for mark bittman’s “how to cook everything” app…hint, hint, hint!…). for now, i’m going to install EPI, a free app from epicurious that puts 25,000 recipes from the archives of bon appétit and gourmet at my fingertips…how handy!
- Holiday Gift Guide 2010: Cooking for Geeks (makezine.com)
- Holiday Gift Guide 2010: Cooking for Geeks (mt-soft.com.ar)
- Green Gift Guide: The Foodie (Slideshow) (treehugger.com)