Christmas 2014: 8 gifts to keep the cook or foodie in your life satisfied

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By: Danielle Waldron
dwaldron@flavor574.com

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As far as kitchen or food gifts go, it’s the gift that keeps on giving — everybody wins. Find classic cookbooks or the newest kitchen gadgets that will take your favorite chef’s cooking to the next level (and keep even the most sophisticated foodie happy). 

STATE SHAPED BAMBOO CUTTING BOARD
$19.99 from Bed Bath and Beyond 

Now you can represent the Hoosier state in the kitchen with an all-natural cutting/serving board. For our neighbors to the north, Michigan cutting boards are also available (or any state, for that matter). 

HERITAGE BREAD LOAF PAN 

$40 from Le Creuset

Fresh-baked bread is the perfect way to bring warmth into a happy home. This stoneware pan can handle anything from French bread to accompany soup, or cinnamon bread for cold winter mornings. Be sure to find out your giftee’s favorite color, because this pan is available in 12 shades. 

MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING BOOK 

$40 from Williams-Sonoma 

Let the great Julia Child instill some kitchen knowledge for every dinner course. This first volume celebrates Child’s love for cookery and has since become a staple in most cookbook stacks. 

SILPAT SILICONE BAKING MAT 

$25.95 from Amazon 

Say goodbye to burnt cookies or chiseling burnt baked goods from the pan — this nonstick baking mat can take the heat (literally — you can stick it in the oven as hot as 480 degrees) and can be used over and over again. 

SRIRACHA COOKBOOK 

$16.99 from ModCloth

From pizza to drinks to pasta, this popular pepper sauce has caught fire and just won’t quit. This cookbook by Randy Clemens even has a recipe for you to make your own Rooster Sauce. 

SRIRACHA KEYCHAIN 

From Sriracha2go.com

Don’t put the peppers away just yet. The hot sauce lover in your life (everybody knows somebody) can take this refillable keychain wherever they go to put an end to bland pizza, fries or whatever they choose. 

ZOKU ICE CREAM MAKER 

$25.95 from Williams-Sonoma 

You could spend ten minutes trying to coax rock-hard ice cream out of the carton — we’ve all been there — or you can spend 10 minutes whipping together fresh soft-serve that’s personalized to your taste. 

MATRYOSHKA MEASURING CUP SET 

$12 from Urban Outfitters

These nesting doll measuring cups save on space and increase the whimsical factor in the kitchen. The set of three dolls breaks down into six cups that are perfect for cooking and baking. 

You can find more inspiration and gifting trends on Pinterest. Happy Holidays!

Do you have a favorite holiday gift? Let me know by emailing me at dwaldron@flavor574.com or via Twitter at @DanielleWaldron.

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