the cooking fire was once the center of the house. The modern stove has largely removed the fire from the equation, and architectural trends have moved the hearth to the side of the den, but the kitchen is still usually where the heart is. This is where you make holiday meals. It’s where the kids lurk by the fridge and your friends hang out while you check the turkey is done or cut a few more limes for a drink.
If there’s also a former professional or dedicated amateur chef in your life who can’t leave anyone around to go hungry, here’s some of our favorite gift ideas. For more inspiration, check out our guides to essential pots and pans, chef’s knives, cookbooks, pizza ovens and camp cooking.
Updated November 2022: We’ve added some new favorites including Bees Cotton Food Wraps, Fabulous Modern Cookies and more.
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