Last-Minute Gifts for Cooks
Rouxbe is an online cooking school that will help aspiring professionals and knowledge-hungry home cooks alike become experts at their craft. Instructional videos, exercises, recipes, and assessment features that help monitor progress.More »
For a surprisingly reasonable monthly fee, you can have access to dozens of digital magazine titles, to read on iPads, iPhones, Android tablets or Windows PCs and tablets. And there are plenty of food magazines to browse: Eating Well, Cooking Light, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Saveur, Vegetarian Times, and more!More »
These curated boxes are sure to inspire in the kitchen. Choose a one-time delivery or a subscription of curated cooking-related boxes. A recent box included barrel-matured maple syrup, a sample of chai tea, two Moleskine notebooks, a postcard. a kitchen towel, and a recipe. Each box has a theme, such as the Soup Box, The Market Box, and The Cheese Box.More »
Inexpensive, but a splurge one might not always allow oneself, gifting a cooking-related app or digital content for a tech-savvy friend or relative is often a welcome surprise. Some favorites include the remarkable How to Cook Everything cookbook (which includes built-in timers, content updates, and audio and video tips), Mastering the Art of French Cooking (32 of the most important recipes from the classic book, along with video clips from Julia Child's Way to Cook video series, and an audio pronunciation key of French terms).
A gift certificate to a favorite online retailer makes for a great stocking stuffer or hostess gift, and the certificate itself can usually be printed out to be presented in person, or simply emailed to the lucky recipient.
Digital media company Inkling has turned the culinary world's bible, The Professional Chef, into an interactive, super-informative tool for home cooks and professionals to use on their iPhones, iPads or on the Web. This digital version of the Culinary Institute of America book includes videos, interactive images, pop-up definitions and descriptions, quizzes, search and related content features, the ability to share notes, and more. You can buy the entire book, or individual chapters. Inkling also makes a digital version of Kitchen Knife Skills by Jane Kirby, which includes video tutorials, guided tours, and detailed illustrated step-by-steps.More »