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November 24, 2017

Any college grad just going out on their own, or someone who just found a new love of cooking will need equipment to be inspired. This collection of gifts is perfect for any beginner chef or cook on your list. 

COPPER MEASURING CUPS

We love these copper measuring cups.  Whether you're baking or cooking, measuring cups are a staple, so invest in some nice ones and your beginner chef will have them forever. 

Find it on Baking Warehouse

 

SERVING TRAY

Your beginner chef will undoubtedly be hosting lots of dinners. This Mango wood tray from Pier One is classic, sturdy and has just enough design that it will be something that you'll be delighted to serve on for a long time to come. 

Find it on Pier One

 

MIXING BOWLS

These stainless steel mixing bowls also come in copper. An essential in any beginner cooks kitchen, and these are beautiful enough to display. 

Find it on Williams Sonoma

 

 

PEPPER MILL

Fresh crushed black pepper makes a world of a difference in cooking. When freshly crushed it releases oils from the spice for a more potent seasoning.  Buy a pepper mill that has a shiny surface for easy cleaning and has an extended warranty on mechanisms like the quintential Paris model from Peugeot. 

Find it on Peugeot Online

 

 

BEGINNER COOKING CLASS WITH CHEF AGNES BARATH

This Goulash class is an essential cooking class for any beginner cook. Video conference Chef Agnes Barath from Budapest into your loved ones kitchen for this private 1:1 class that teaches kitchen essentials - how to make a hearty stew, easy homemade noodles, and walnut strudel. It's a perfect balance of basic skills peppered in with more advanced techniques. 

Find it on The Chef & The Dish

 

 

MINI PREP CUISINART FOOD PROCESSOR 

This 4-cup food processor is a great gift for any beginner cook. It's just big enough to make large chopping projects easy to take on salsas, chutneys and pastes. 

Find it on Williams Sonoma

 

 

SPICE JARS

Spices and understanding how to use them is important when learning how to cook! Mini spice jars are a great way to store small amounts of spices, important to make sure they keep fresh.  These attractive jars will also be easy to sort through in the cupboard, too. 

Find it Crate & Barrel

 

 

WüSTHOF KITCHEN SURFER CHEF KNIFE 

A hybrid between a cook’s knife and a Japanese-style santoku, the Wüsthof Kitchen Surfer blade is shorter in length making it easier to use, while the bigger handle helps with control. The "rockered" edge allows for a fluid chopping action, and enables first time and beginner cooks to "surf" from job to job in the kitchen.

Find it on Wüsthof Online 

 

CALPHALON CONTEMPORARY STAINLESS SET

As your beginner cook becomes more experienced, they'll see the importance of using stainless steel pans, which become non-stick when learning more about proper heat!  This lifetime warranty set from Calphalon offers a great beginner set for any avid cook on your list. 

Find it on Calphalon Online

 

 

CUTTING MAT

The 4-piece Imperial Kitchen  Flexible Cutting Mat is the #1 cutting board on Amazon, and there's a reason for that. The flexible but high quality material makes it easy to bring to your stovetop during cooking and even easier to wash after. Each mat is labeled with it's purpose so it's great for people who have allergies to make sure cutting boards stick to task! 

Find it on Amazon

 

 

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