The last few months has seen the UK turning itself into a nation of cooks! Whether you’ve learnt to make your own sourdough bread, experimented with new recipes or taught yourself to cook from scratch, you’re definitely dialling into the new trend. With that in mind, we thought we’d put together some gift ideas for the keen cook in your life – if that’s you, you can always put a few of these on your own list.
Wooden star press rolling pin, Gisela Graham
Roll some festive stars onto your bakes this holiday season with this star press wooden rolling pin, made from solid birch wood. £12, available from Quince & Cook.
Brompton cook book holder, Garden Trading
This class cook’s helper will aid you in creating home cooked meals, whether a hearty old favourite or new vegan venture. The simple wirework frame has a curved front to hold your book open and folds up for storage. It will also hold a tablet or iPad. £25, available from Garden Trading.
Saunderton spice storage dispenser, Cole & Mason
This spice dispenser is ideal for smaller kitchens, as it holds five different spices efficiently. The acrylic body means that you can see exactly how much of everything you’ve got. To use, simply select one of the five labelled chambers, turn to pour or sprinkle and dispense straight into your cooking. £24.99, available from Cole & Mason.
Medium lasagne dish in blue rose, Artisan Homeware
A pretty hand-decorated four to six portion Polish pottery oven dish, this is robust enough for everyday use (dishwasher, microwave and oven safe) yet striking enough to make even a simple meal feel like a special occasion. Handmade in Poland from premium stoneware, this versatile baking dish can be used for everything from roasts to brownies. £55, available from Artisan Homeware.
Swallow jugs, Mosney Mill
These fine bone china jugs are hand decorated in Staffordshire, with the swooping Mosney swallows design set on a white background. This jug is a great practical or decorative addition to any kitchen. Sold separately and available in mini 140ml, small 300ml and medium 500ml, prices range from £13 to £20. Available from Mosney Mill.
Personalised recipe box, Funky Hampers
If you know someone who loves to tear recipes out of magazines or write them on scraps of paper, then this recipe box will be appreciated. It has segments for easy storage, and can be personalised with a name and short message. £22.99, available from Funky Hampers.
Karu charcoal and wood pizza oven, Ooni
The custom design of this portable wood and charcoal fired pizza oven maximises airflow, allowing you to reach temperatures of 500ºC for a professional result. Once hot enough you’ll be able to cook delicious pizzas in just 60 seconds. Comparing Ooni Pizza Ovens, the Karu 12comes with an extra thick stone baking board and ceramic fiber-insulated stainless steel body for maximum heat retention. £299, available from Cuckooland.
Fetch AGA collection, Sophie Allport
Perfect for country kitchens is the Fetch collection, featuring a range of kitchen essentials including this tea towel (£10), double oven gloves (£23) and hob covers (£14.50 each). Available from Sophie Allport.
Crabby spoon holder, Red Candy
Keep your spoons high and dry and not making a mess on your counter with the help of this handy little gadget. This rubbery red crustacean is made from heat resistant silicone and, with his strategically designed legs. can either stand on top of the flat surface or on the edge of a cooking pot. £13, available from Red Candy.
Soup maker plus, Cuisinart
The soup maker plus is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for a whole host of comforting recipes. It can do any combination of sautéing, cooking, simmering, stirring and blending all inside the thermal glass jar, so it’s perfect for homemade smooth and chunky soups, risottos, curries, sauces and much more. £140, available from Cuisinart.
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