Fun Cooking Gifts for Men

Food Styling Precision Tool Set

“Take your dishes from homemade to made-for-a-close-up in a flash with this kit of food styling tools. A quick spread of a lemony sauce or mist of herbed oil takes only a moment but leaves a lasting impression on any guest presented with a work of art they can eat. The full-time foodie or aspiring chef in your life will love putting the finishing touches on a plate of ginger-glazed veggies or handmade butternut squash ravioli. This kit contains precision tweezers, fine scissors, a culinary scalpel with two replacement blades, a culinary syringe with two tips, an oil mister, and two spatulas.”


Personalized Cutting Board

“Whether you’re prepping cheese and veggies or displaying homemade hors d’oeuvres, this wood cutting board by Kim Strassner and Mike Pararas gives your prep work and presentation a personal touch. This tasteful and functional keepsake is handcrafted from richly grained maple, and features your family name or the names of a favorite couple hand-cut along the top. Perfect as a wedding or housewarming gift, this tasteful keepsake is bound to bring any party together and also makes a handsome accent on your kitchen counter when not in use.”


Artisanal Bamboo Salt Chest

“Variety may be the spice of life, but you don’t have to book a flight to indulge in the exotic when you can take any dish on a globe spanning taste tour with this gorgeous, gourmet sampler. Featuring 24 sprinklings from around the world, this artisan set is the definitive gourmet salt collection. Each hearty pinch is contained in a lovely mini glass jar and sealed with a hand-milled cork stopper. The entire set is displayed in a stunning bamboo and glass display case affixed with stainless steel hardware.”


BBQ Kit Cooler

“Some people pack their duffel with gym clothes. You prefer to pack a party. This durable bag ensures you travel efficiently to tailgate parties and picnics: The heat-sealed main compartment serves as a cooler and fits 46 12-ounce cans; the side pocket stores stainless steel grilling tools, cutting board, corkscrew, mitt, and salt and pepper shakers. Additional pockets mean your other essentials can come along for the ride, and an adjustable shoulder strap frees up your hands for other important items, like beach balls and babies.”


BBQ Briefcase

“Fire up a feast with this portable, grill-side case of stainless steel utensils topped with heat-resistant handles. Perfect for the on-the-go grill master, this traveling case transforms day trips, parks and backyards with its fully-equipped set of flame-retardant cooking tools. Whether you’re flipping kabobs or charring fresh corn, you’ll always have the right tool for the job. It’s outdoor entertaining in a two snaps of its case.”

Molecular Gastronomy Kit – Cuisine

“What do you get when you combine food, chemistry, and art? You get to deconstruct any dish, to change the look and feel of any ingredient, to impress dinner guests, and to take your tastebuds on an adventure–also known as molecular gastronomy!

Turn your kitchen into a food laboratory with this how-to kit that teaches you how to transform liquids, like honey, into jelly-like cubes, gelify chopped produce into flavor-packed beads, or even morph melted chocolate into a delicate powder or spaghetti-like strands. You’re only limited by your imagination! So go ahead, play with your food!”


BBQ Toolbox

“Whether it’s a picnic in the park or a beach bash, you always know how to fire things up. It may look like a sleek toolbox, but this hot little number is actually a portable grill designed for adventures in alfresco dining. It glides open to reveal a stainless steel grilling area, a bun warming rack, and storage for marinades and condiments. Pack the removable fuel tray with charcoal and cook your BBQ spread to perfection by adjusting the vent to control the flow of oxygen over the hot coals.”


Tablet Holding Cutting Board

Old World meets new in this handsome walnut cutting board, handmade in Brooklyn by Nils Wessell. While keepsake cookbooks will always be cherished, many home chefs are counting on the internet to provide them with the perfect fra diavolo sauce or the proper way to fry plantains. Sturdy and double sided for a variety of prep needs, each side offers a slot to hold your iPad, so you can chop and slice with your recipe–or even your favorite cooking show–in front of you.


Portable Grill

“Enjoy some smoky sizzle almost anywhere—on a balcony, in the woods, or on the beach—with this portable charcoal grill. Perfectly sized for small, spontaneous cook-outs, its sleek, modern design features silicone handles that stay cool when the grill is hot, an easy-to clean, chromium-plated iron coal bucket and lid, and a nylon strap to secure all the parts for storage and transportation.”


Cast Iron Cooking Set

“There’s a reason cast iron is a classic wilderness cooking tool: It’s non-stick, easy to clean, virtually indestructable, and maintains an even temperature. This sophisticated set will find itself right at home in your kitchen, transforming even gourmet chefs into happy campers. It comes with a pot and skillet, a lid that fits both, and a rustic, reclaimed wooden trivet that protects your countertops while bringing a spirit of adventure to your table. The set even comes with a special paste made from coconut oil, avocado oil, and vitamin E for seasoning your cast iron (and in turn your food), and metal mesh to make cleaning up a breeze.”


Wine Pairing Towel Set

“Whether you’re popping the top off your best vintage or just the  wine of the month you’ll be sure to select your vino du jour’s most fitting fare when you consult these clever cloths. Featuring two separate red and white guides, these easy-to-follow organic cotton tea towels are perfect for those new to the world of wine but comprehensive enough to please the palate of any seasoned oenophile (that’s a wine lover!). Simply select your bottle or your meal and then follow the grid: each towel covers 68 popular wines, with each one rated against 56 different foods; that makes 3808 possible pairings. Pairings are rated excellent, good or best avoided so you can become the sommelier of your own kitchen and rest assured that you’ll never make an unsavory foodie faux pas!”


My Family Cookbook

“From grandma’s lasagna to mom’s bundt cake, every family has recipes that transport them back to the kitchen in an instant. Pass these special moments on to future generations with My Family Cookbook, a completely customizable recipe book. With blank pages for conversion tables, photo galleries and space for family members to review each successful recipe (or flop!), work on filling in the pages with your family, ask loved ones to contribute their favorite dish, or pass it along to newlyweds hoping to create memories of their own in the kitchen.”


Foodie Dice

“Whether you’re new to the kitchen and need some ideas, or you’re a seasoned chef looking to shake things up, these foodie dice make sure that no two meals are alike. Laser engraved on wood, five primary dice offer protein options, cooking methods, grain/carb selections, herb choices, and bonus ingredients. Four additional dice offer seasonal veggies to spice up your dish. Simply roll and accept your challenge.”


Kabob Grilling Baskets – Set of 4

“Enjoy perfectly cooked kabobs with these kabob baskets. Made from steel wire and topped with a rosewood handle, each basket allows you to prepare separate dishes for vegetarians, or to suit the preference of each guest. There’s no need to use a skewer, and the basket design makes for easy flipping.”


Olive Lover’s Gift Box

“We like to picture a gentle farmer named Rosa rising with the sun to select the plumpest, juiciest olives from her orchard for this gift box. What we know for sure: Olives and tapenade imported from Italy go wonderfully with Spanish evoo for dipping rustic bread. With the accompanying serving pieces crafted from Tunisian olive wood, this delectable presentation is ready to delight any olive lover on your list. Rosa would be so proud. Olives and tapenade sourced from Italy, olive oil from Spain, and olive wood from Tunisia.”


Beer-Infused BBQ Sauce – Set of 3

“Add a uniquely hoppy kick to your next cookout with this set of barbeque sauces infused with craft beer. The set of three sauces—Thai Style Sriracha, Honey Mustard, and Sweet & Smokey—feature the malty magnificence of amber, IPA, and porter from Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery in Athens, Ohio. It makes a great gift for any beer-loving grillmeister.”


Homemade Mushroom Ravioli Kit

“Whether you have fond memories of your nana’s handmade ravioli or just wish you did, this DIY kit transforms your kitchen into a trattoria. Inspired by a trip to Italy, where she learned the ropes from an Italian cook in her Florentine kitchen, Carley Sheehy came up with a foolproof way to make the classic pasta. The kit comes stocked with pre-measured, dry ingredients and step-by-step instructions. Just pick up a few fresh fillings and basics from the provided shopping list, then roll, stamp, cook, and serve.”


Grow & Infuse Olive Oil Kit

“Grow your budding chef skills and dinner party wait list with homegrown, rosemary-infused olive oil. This set includes an herb growing kit with organic rosemary seeds and soil, a planter made from recycled tea harvesting bags, and easy growing instructions. Add fresh-picked, aromatic leaves and olive oil into the included infusion bottle to give a robust Italian flavor to pastas or veggies, or pour some in a dish for dipping your favorite crusty bread.”



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