If you have a cook or serious foodie in the family you’d think they would be the easiest to buy a gift for. Surely, the latest whizzo gadget for the kitchen will be perfect and needn’t cost a fortune? Actually this is not the answer, as it’s all too easy to give something that a) they already have or b) they’ll never use because they have everything they need.
There are, however, some things that cooks and foodies can never have enough of, clever tools that make life easier, new small appliances – always on the basis that they can be exchanged if necessary – attractive and useful everyday items and the latest cookery books by a chef you know they like.
These are all things that I either have in my kitchen, or would like to own. You can never have enough cheese knives, chopping boards or olive oil. This original design apple peeler and corer is wonderful for Tarte Tatin or any other apple pie recipe, The Any Sharp knife sharpener is the easiest to use I have ever come across, and Eva Solo’s citrus press and garlic press are a combination of the totally useful with chic design.
If in any doubt, and you know you have a real foodie to buy for, give them ‘Where Chefs Eat’, I have yet to find a cook or foodie who doesn’t want to read this one……