To celebrate our love for each other, my husband and I typically cook each others favorite food. The foods we eat not only nourish our bodies but our souls and cooking is a loving way to express our gratitude for one another. Food is ubiquitous during momentous occasions. Both the big and small celebrations in life involve some sort of devouring of culinary goodies. Food acts like a catalyst for togetherness, where memories are shared and laughter lingers.
Below is a collection of thoughtful gifts for the cooking enthusiast in your life. Whether it is Valentine’s Day, Christmas or the birthday of your life partner, there is something below for all of the special people in your life that love to cook.
My Top Picks
I am secretly hoping my hubby is reading this because below are my top picks (subtle hint):
My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories : This is one of the few cookbooks that I have been drooling over that I don’t yet own. David Leibovitz is a passionate cook and story teller who lives in Paris. I have been following his blog for sometime now. I love his pictures, he always makes me hungry.
VonShef Fondue Set – Stylish Red Cast Iron Porcelain Enamel – For All Styles of Fondue Such As Cheese And Chocolate : Two culinary loves in my life are cheese and chocolate. What an intimate way to share a meal, fondue with cheese! Pair this with some wine, fruit and bread and you have a romantic evening with your sweetheart. Don’t forget the candle.
The Art of French Pastry : Almost anything French is romantic; cheese, wine, chocolate and pastries are my favorites. This book I keep checking out of the library because it is such a beautiful book for beginner pastry home cooks. I wouldn’t mind if I unwrapped this little nugget.
Our Etsy Store
I couldn’t have a gift guide without some of my favorite handmade items. My husband is the beautiful craftsman behind Craftiness.Etsy. His handmade items are still my favorites. I have been spoiled over the years with handmade knitting items, kitchen items and beautiful pens for him and her.
The people in our lives are what matters most. Celebrating life’s gems with the people we love is special. Eat, laugh, cry and hug. I hope your life is filled with gratitude and love. Ciao!