If you’re lucky enough to have a spouse who loves to cook, express your gratitude with a Valentine's gift that says, “I love you. I love food. Please make me more food.” Click through for our top gastronomic gifts.
A true chef wouldn’t be caught dead without her knives. Professional quality blades are a bit of an investment, so start with one and build the collection over time. And don’t go for quantity over quality. One good knife is more valuable in the kitchen than a set of mediocre ones.
Frills and funny catchphrases have no place in a serious kitchen—give him an apron that serves a purpose. Choose a hefty fabric that can stand up to grease splatters and a basic color that lets him know it’s OK to smear pasta sauce all over it. And make sure it has a couple of pockets so he can keep essentials close at hand.
If you’re not cooking with cast iron, you’re doing it wrong. This humble piece is a must for any modern kitchen because it conducts and distributes heat evenly, can go from stovetop to oven seamlessly, and lasts for years. A major bonus for those of us whose kitchen duties are relegated to the sink: Cast iron never needs to be scrubbed with soap; you simply rinse it with water and oil after each use.
Sick of watching the chef in your life try to dredge raw chicken in egg and flour and then wash up without making a total mess? It’s impossible, and sprouting a third arm is unlikely. Enter, the next best thing—a Touch2O faucet for your kitchen.
Even the most talented of chefs needs a night off every once in a while. Gift your honey a meal out at a favorite restaurant or a new spot this Valentine's Day. Bonus points if it’s a cuisine you don’t exactly love. Relationships are all about compromise, right?