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I am on food overload. OMG. I think we had so much food at Thanksgiving that I totally can't even see pictures of food and not feel stuffed.
So today, instead of having a recipe for you, I'm doing a little kitchen gift guide.
One thing I am really happy about since starting this blog is seeing the people around me wanting to cook more. They are more willing to try things. Some of them have even become Pinterest junkies like me.
With the surge of food blogs popping up, and people, in general, wanting to create their own meals, I am sure you too have a new foodie in your life. As I have learned, not only do we need a good recipe but tools are also very important and I've compiled a list of gifts that would be ideal for those who are just starting out in the kitchen.
Chef's KnifeHaving a good knife is very important. It can mean the difference between a well-sliced chicken breast and a shredded breast. I have had my struggles with knives and chopping and slicing. Weight, sharpness, metal is very important to make better kitchen experience.
Equinox Professional Chef's Knife on Amazon (Picture courtesy Amazon)
Cast Iron SkilletThese are the ultimate pans to own. And they get even better the more they are used over time.
Skillets are versatile to make meats, cakes and can be transferred from stove top to oven easily. with more use. For evenly cooked food with great heat retention great addition to any foodies kitchen beginner or advanced.
Lodge Pre-Seasoned Skillet on Amazon. (Picture courtesy Amazon)
Acutos Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons on Amazon (Picture courtesy Amazon)
And for a beginner plastic cutting boards are perfect. It requires no maintenance as bamboo and wooden boards do. They can easily be thrown in the dishwasher and washed off.
OXO Good Grips Utility Cutting Board on Amazon (Picture courtesy Amazon)
Flavored Olive Oil Gift Set
Flavored Olive Oil Gift Set on Amazon (Picture courtesy Amazon)
Publix Apron Cooking School
This is a bonus suggestion. It isn't an actual item to put in your kitchen but I think it would be a great starter for a young foodie. Publix Aprons cooking school offers various cooking classes for different levels from brand new beginner to experienced chefs. Classes range from cooking classes, to wine tasting and pairing classes. They also have classes geared to kids and teens only.
Interested? Check out Publix's Cooking School for more information.
I am sure any beginner would be happy to get a start in the kitchen with any of these items.
And if you are still looking for ideas, also check out my 5 Must Get Kitchen Gadgets
This guide is suggested gift ideas. I have not tried all of these specific items. Please check out reviews for these products to make your best decision.