Gifts for Men Who Like to Cook
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The Best Gifts for Men Who Like to Cook

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Gifts for Men Who Like to Cook
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To heck with those minimalists who insist on tidy kitchens. There's always room for more gadgets, tools, and cookbooks, not to mention edible gifts. One of these gift ideas is sure to satisfy any man who loves to cook. 


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RelatedGifts Under $25 for Food Lovers

Thermapen One Thermometer
ThermoWorks

Thermapen One Thermometer

$105 from ThermoWorks

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Having an accurate thermometer is important not just for meat, but for serious cooks who want to make anything with precision, like custards and candy. The Thermapen comes highly recommended for its accuracy, thin, sharp tip, and 1-second response time.


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Miyabi Kaizen II Chef's Knife
Nordstrom

Miyabi Kaizen II Chef's Knife

$170 from Nordstrom

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Chances are the guy you're buying for already has a favorite workhorse chef's knife, but you can never have too many when they're as beautiful as this Miyabi knife. The Japanese-style 48-layer Damascus steel blade matches perfectly with its pakkawood handle.


Norpro Ceramic Butter Warmers
Amazon
Molecular Gastronomy Kit
Uncommon Goods

Molecular Gastronomy Kit

$49 and up from Uncommon Goods

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Chemistry and science nerds will love this molecular gastronomy kit that lets you turn liquids into edible beads and chocolate into powder. It comes with additives like agar agar and sodium alginate, plus tools like pipettes, molds, and a syringe.


Easy Fermenter Starter Kit
Amazon
Nueske's Smoked Super Sampler
Nueske's

Nueske's Bacon Super Sampler

$54 from Nueske's

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If your cook can't get enough bacon, grab this bacon sampler pack from a Midwestern company known for its smoky, meaty breakfast meats. It comes with five packages of the good stuff, including peppered and extra thick cut, which is great for grilling. 


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Vitamix 5200 Blender
Vitamix

Vitamix 5200 Blender

$450 from Vitamix

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A Vitamix is so reliable, powerful, and versatile, it's the last blender anyone will ever need. This 5200 model is the "most reliable and durable blenders" Wirecutter has ever tested, and it can delicately chop peaches as well as it can make smooth peanut butter.

Coleman Portable Propane Grill
Amazon
Personalized Leather Recipe Book
Etsy

Personalized Leather Recipe Book

$40 and up from Etsy

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Whether it's to safeguard family heirloom recipes or just to write down cooking notes and ideas, this handmade, leather-bound recipe book is a great gift for a serious cook. Choose from four leather binding colors, six optional cover designs, and various page counts.


Herringbone Wood Magnetic Knife Rack
Etsy

Herringbone Wood Magnetic Knife Rack

$90 and up from Etsy

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Anyone who is proud of their kitchen knife collection should display them on a magnetic knife rack. The cherry and walnut herringbone patterned rack is available in a range of sizes from 12 to 36 inches.


Anova Precision Cooker
Anova

Anova Sous-Vide Cooker

$200 from Anova

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Sous-vide is a popular way of cooking all kinds of foods precisely in a temperature-controlled water bath. The Anova has been a market leader for a long time, and this model is small and sleek, fits on any pot or container, and can be controlled from your phone with the Anova app.


End Grain Teak Cutting Board
Etsy

End Grain Teak Cutting Board

$80 from Etsy

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Mature teak is a durable hardwood that's great for cutting boards. Using the end grain is gentler on knife blades and will help keep their edge longer. This 11-by-17-inch board also comes with wood moisturizer to keep it healthy.


Cheddar Cheese Powder
Nuts

Cheddar Cheese Powder

$8 from Nuts

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Shake it on popcorn. Make your own Kraft-like mac and cheese. Sprinkle it on broccoli or baked potatoes. If your giftee is obsessed with Cheeto dust or cheese in general, he'll wonder how he lived without this big, fun bag of cheddar powder.


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Handsome Young Man Making a Meal while Watching a Cooking Tutorial in a Kitchen
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A Personal Greeting From their Favorite Chef

Price varies from Cameo

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Would your giftee be over the moon if he got a video from Cake Boss Duff Goldman? Or how about Alton Brown? You can buy both, plus lots more celebrity chef options, on Cameo.


North Spore Pink Oyster Mushroom Grow Kit
Amazon

North Spore Pink Oyster Mushroom Grow Kit

$30 from Amazon

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Oyster mushrooms are delicate to ship, hard to find, and expensive. Your giftee can grow his own to fry or put in risotto with this foolproof growing kit. Just cut open the plastic bag, keep it damp, and wait until there's a beautiful flush to harvest.


Ceramic Garlic Roaster
Uncommon Goods

Ceramic Garlic Roaster

$40 from Uncommon Goods

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Roasted garlic is a sweet, mellow delight. Your giftee can make it easily with this handmade ceramic roaster. Just cut the top off the bulb, bake it inside the roaster, and squeeze the creamy goodness onto toast or anything else.


Fuego Box Hot Sauce Quarterly Subscription Box
Fuego Box

Fuego Box Hot Sauce Quarterly Subscription Box

$112 from Fuego Box

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Fuego Box calls itself a "hot sauce club for people who love food" so you know the curated sauces in the subscription will complement whatever your giftee is cooking. This subscription includes three bottles shipped to your guy every three months for one year, but monthly and extra hot options are available too.


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Custom Bourbon Barrel Lazy Susan
Uncommon Goods

Custom Bourbon Barrel Lazy Susan

$150 from Uncommon Goods

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This personalized bourbon barrel lazy susan is great for bourbon enthusiasts who love to entertain. It's made with a reclaimed oak bourbon barrel head so each one is unique. The price includes customizing it with a name, date, city, or whatever other text you want.


Baking Steel
Sur La Table

Baking Steel

$135 from Sur la Table

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Forget pizza stones, baking steels are the newer, better replacement. They won't crack or absorb anything, and have a much higher conductivity rating than ceramic, leading to faster, more evenly browned crusts on pizza and bread. Measures 14 inches square.


Shrimp pasta
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Home Chef Meal Kit Delivery

Price varies from Home Chef

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No matter how much someone enjoys cooking, sometimes it's nice to take some time off from planning and prepping. Treat your cook to a Home Chef subscription, where he can choose meals like shrimp marsala pasta and honey-ginger chicken katsu that will be delivered to his door and require minimal effort to prepare.


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Olive Wood Utensil Set
Etsy

Olive Wood Utensil Set

$26 from Etsy

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A man who appreciates the simple pleasures in life will love this olive wood spoon set. The wood grain is marbled and striking, and the finish is super smooth. You can choose to add carved personalization to the handle, too.


Aerogarden Harvest Elite and Herb Seed Kit
Amazon

Aerogarden Harvest Elite and Herb Seed Kit

$130 from Amazon

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Fresh herbs are a must for cooking, and this indoor hydroponic garden will supply your cook all year long. It grows six plants at a time, has an energy-saving automatic LED grow light, and tells you when to add plant food. It comes with basil, dill, parsley, Thai basil, mint, and thyme seed pods.


International Mustards Gift Box
Mustard Museum

International Mustards Gift Box

$55 from Mustard Museum

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There is a National Mustard Museum, believe it or not, and this gift box from their store is a curated bunch of unique European mustards. The assortment of six condiments from Holland, Germany, France, and England will keep a mustard lover happily exploring for months.


Handled Wine Decanter
Williams Sonoma

Handled Wine Decanter

$50 from Williams Sonoma

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Drink wine at its best when you pour it in this gorgeous sleek decanter. It's made from lead-free crystal, has an integrated handle in a sophisticated design, and a wide base that allows the wine to breathe.


American Wagyu Steak Lovers Package
Snake River Farms

American Wagyu Steak Lovers Package

$421 from Snake River Farms

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American Wagyu beef is extremely tender and exceptionally marbled, just like its more expensive Japanese version. Treat your guy to this premium steak splurge which includes filet mignon, sirloin steak, cowboy steak, and ribeye. 


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Modernist Cuisine at Home
Amazon

Modernist Cuisine at Home

$140 from Amazon

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“Modernist Cuisine” is a pivotal, six-volume cookbook, but it costs over $600. This 456-page edition is pared down and geared for the home cook, with photos, techniques, and ideas that are just as stunning and creative as the original.


Cuisinart ICE-70 Electric Ice Cream Maker
Amazon

Cuisinart Electric Ice Cream Maker

$140 from Amazon

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There's nothing quite like freshly churned ice cream, so treat your giftee with this electric ice cream maker. It produces up to 2 quarts in just 20 minutes, a far cry from those old hand-crank machines. It's also got settings for gelato and sorbet, plus a countdown timer.




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