When you are trying to figure out a good gift for someone who loves to cook, you’ll want to find something that is both unique and practical. These Great Food Gifts For Home Chefs are sure to please nearly every cook on your list.
I’ve gathered together a selection of gift ideas for a wide variety of gift recipients, from a small hostess gifts to stockings, or ideas that will fill a serious gift basket.
Most home cooks don’t have enough opportunities to experiment with new foods and tastes. Many of the gift boxes or sets among the selections below will open their eyes to what’s possible and introduce their taste buds to new taste sensations.
Enjoy! You might find yourself wanting a few of these for yourself!
This set of smoked spices and salts are perfect for any cook who loves to BBQ and who enjoys delicious smokey tastes. The salts are perfect to spice up a burger, chop or steak and the spice blends are great in marinades and sauces.
If your gift recipient is a ‘hot sauce’ connoisseur you simply can’t go wrong with this taster pack. You may find yourself giving the same gift year after year because your friends simply will not stop thanking you for them!
Most home cooks have never actually tasted a truffle, let alone use one in their cooking. This zest seasoning is made from black truffles, is affordable and gives your cook an opportunity to try it. Sprinkle it on eggs or popcorn. Add a bit to soups and sauces or toss a pinch or two into veggies or pasta.
There are nine amazing flavors. Get one or get a selection from Dark Chocolate, to Cinnamon Pear Lime. Drizzle over a succulent slice of chicken, onto a salad or even over top a scoop of ice cream. You don’t have to die to go to heaven!
Pour a glass of port and indulge your taste buds with six different, beautifully crafted artisan cheeses. Learning what really good cheese tastes like will demonstrate how little it takes to influence the flavors of often ordinary dishes.
This sampler pack has seven unique BBQ flavors. From sweet to spicy hot, from smokey to flavor filled. Every bottle will be sucked dry!
A whole three+ pounds of Maldon Sea Salt Flakes. This company is famous for its amazing salt … they have been in the salt business for over 130 years!
The taste is to die for and will add flavor to any dish, but I especially LOVE to add it to the top of my home made low-carb caramels and coconut chocolates. It not only looks great, but the salt/sweet taste can’t be beat! This is the gift that I’d be forever grateful for!
There are literally dozens of different kinds of salts available. Most home cooks have never tried more than a few. A good selection of different salts should be part of your pantry, but you have to know what they taste like first.
This salt sampler is a dream come true for many home chefs. The delicious salts simply burst with intense flavor. All it takes is a sprinkle of salt to transform something that is so-so to a gourmet delight.
Italian Black Truffle Sea Salt – All-Natural Infused Sea Salt with Black Truffles & Truffle Oil from Italy
Truffle salt on buttered popcorn is magical, but my simple food trasformation is roasted potatos. Roast as usual, toss with a splash of olive oil and then sprinkle with a pinch of Black Truffle Sea Salt. Heaven!
Create your own Truffle gift-combo by pairing with the Truffle Zest Seasoning.
If you’ve even run out of lemons just at the wrong moment, or not been able to find limes when you need them for that special recipe, you know exactly how frustrating that can be.
Your gift recipient (which could be yourself) will thank you over and over again for your thoughtfulness and foresight.
These True Citrus packets taste just like the real thing because they are made from the real thing. NO artificial anything. Gluten free and non-GMO.
Can’t decide which one? Get the four-flavor pack!
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Vanilla Bean Paste for Baking – Heilala Vanilla, the Choice of the Worlds Best Chefs & Bakers 13.52 oz
Many professional chefs don’t have the time or inclination to bother with Vanilla Beans. They use this well know Vanilla Paste instead. IF your gift recipient bakes a lot and makes beautiful desserts and ice creams, they will simply love this time saving paste. It has a delicate, yet complex taste that far surpasses any supermarket “fake” vanilla essence.
If you are creating a gift basket, there is a smaller 2.19 ounce container available.
These syrups are NOT low carb or sugar free. In fact they are filled with sugar. In spite of the fact that they are, I am going to confess to indulging on special occassions. I am diabetic and 98% of the time striclly follow a low-carb diet. When I first started my no sugar journey I just groaned over not being able to ever have pancakes again. Well … I now have a recipe for low-carb pancakes. I drown them in butter and add a teaspoon of my favorite syrup right in the middle of the pool of butter. Heaven! I don’t go overboard with the carbs, and I get to indulge in pure flavor.
Give your friend a gift of sweet goodness.
The adult version of a twizzler stick, you will have to hide them from the kids. The honey flavors are inspired and will keep you low-carb.
Use these in baking or beautifuly flavored sauces or simply as a wonderful syrup. The packaging is very elegant, making for a perfect hostess gift.
Made from Ghost Peppers, these gumballs hit the scoville scale at just over 1 million. I allow myself ONE of these on my cheat days. A perfect mix of really really BAD sugar combined with enough heat to last for a week.
So yes … BAD STUFF warning. Corn syrup is normally a big no no. What’s a person going to do?
Decided against the HOT gumballs? This will totally make up for it.