Mother and Father’s Day Gift GuideApril 17, 2019 by Jenny
Mother’s Day is less than a month away and right on its tail is
dad’s turn. For those special folks in our lives that love to cook
and bake, I have prepared this guide to provide inspiration when
choosing that special gift. Of course, spending time with those we
love is of the utmost importance. Cooking for someone you love and
sharing a meal around the table is an incredible gift.
Please note that many of these products and books will be the subject of a promotion/giveaway in the next few weeks so continue to check back for opportunities to win some of these amazing gift ideas.
Breville Convection and Air Fry Smart Oven Air, Brushed Stainless Steel is my new favorite appliance. It revolutionizes the way I approach cooking. The oven has 13 cooking functions: Toast (up to 9 slices), Bagel, Broil, Bake, Roast, Warm, Pizza, Proof, Airfry, Reheat, Cookies, Slow Cook, Dehydrate. This beast can hold a 14-lb turkey, slow cook with a 5 quart Dutch oven and comfortably fit most 9″x13″ pans and 12 cup muffin trays. The airfry and proof settings are lifesavers. Having a child with special needs – leftovers are out of the question as reheating in the microwave or regular oven don’t always produce the crispy results he requires (no more wimpy fries or chicken strips). The Breville reheats leftovers that are meant to be crispy. If your oven is full during holiday meal prep, no worries as this appliance is a fully functioning multi-purpose oven with so many features. I will be sharing more information on the Breville oven as I continue to work through Modernist Bread and other titles.
My love for Le Creuset is no secret. The French icon’s new calm hue collection is ideal for Spring and delivers both beauty and function. I adore all the new colors: Meringue, Fig and Sea Salt. We will have a promotion up in the next few days for a braiser in Sea Salt. Currently, Le Creuset has a 2 1/4 quart sauce pan (in multiple colors) on sale as well as a special offer – buy $150.00 worth of products and receive a free planter using the code SPRING.
My new favorite activity is taking cooking classes. Last weekend, I attended my first Sur la Table class on French pastries. I had a blast and learned a few things to boot. The classroom was filled with a great mix of people including parents with their older children, the staff was friendly and helpful, the chef patient and knowledgeable, and coffee and snacks were available for our enjoyment.
I have a macaron class scheduled for May 4th and I’ll be sharing more details then. Check out Sur la Table’s full schedule and find a class perfect for yourself, to take with someone you love or to gift.
John Boos’ new fusion board is beautiful and functional. We will have a giveaway soon for this gorgeous piece.
Staub has a new breakfast pan that is perfect for pancakes, eggs and more as well as being a stylish addition to your brunch table. Staub’s new French blue color is to die for and can be found exclusively at Sur la Table. (The 3.75 quart Fleur-de-Lis is a stunner as well.)
A Mastering Macarons gift set from Amoretti takes the guess work out of macarons. I will have a full review up tomorrow with a giveaway of TEN $50 digital gift cards for Amoretti‘s products! I mastered macarons and you can too!
Emile Henry is the producer of stunning cook and bakeware. I have shared multiple posts on their products. The rectangular tart pan makes a gorgeous addition to your table. Look for a giveaway featuring this piece along with a copy of Pies & Tarts.
Great Jones’ The Duchess comes in a variety of colors all at a great price. I caught a glimpse of this cookware on Molly Yeh’s cooking show. The Duchess is solid and beautiful and will provide years of use in our kitchens. I will bring you more on this Dutch oven soon. I had a great idea for a wedding shower – buying The Duchess in the bride-to-be’s favorite color and having each guest bring a hand written recipe for a one-pot meal.
Blendtec Total Classic Original Blender features 1-touch buttons, 6 pre-programmed cycles, pulse, and 10 speed manual control with the ability to achieve a variety of textures. Look for a giveaway featuring the Blendtec soon.
For the cookbook lover, I have provided a breakdown of newer cookbooks for the cook, baker, cocktail maker and griller.
More information on these titles can be found in my preview posts or reviews where noted. Many of the books below will be featured in a promotion soon.
- Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: A Collection of 20 Prints by Samin Nosrat – for the artist, food lover or someone who just loves beautiful things – I bought two sets one to frame, one to cherish.
For the baker, novice or experienced:
- Icing on the Cake: Baking and Decorating Simple, Stunning Desserts at Home by Tess Huff
- Baking at République: Masterful Techniques and Recipes for Bakers by Margarita Manzke
- Happiness Is Baking: Favorite Desserts from the Queen of Cake by Maida Heatter
- Bake the Seasons: Sweet and Savoury Dishes to Enjoy Throughout the Year by Marcella DiLonardo
- The New Pie: Modern Techniques for the Classic American Dessert by Chris Taylor and Paul Arguin (review – giveaway)
- Crumb: Show the Dough Who’s Boss by Richard Bertiner
- Bake: Breads, Cakes, Croissants, Kouign Amanns, Macarons, Scones, Tarts by Rory Macdonald ( review – giveaway)
- Simple Cake: All You Need to Keep Your Friends and Family in Cake by Odette Williams
- Bake from Scratch, Volume Three: Artisan Recipes for the Home Baker by Brian Hart Hoffman
- The Little Island Bake Shop: Heirloom Recipes Made for Sharing by Jana Roerick (EYBD title, review and giveaway)
For the nurturer:
- Heirloom Kitchen: Heritage Recipes and Family Stories from the Tables of Immigrant Women by Anna Francese Gass
- Let Me Feed You: Everyday Recipes Offering the Comfort of Home by Rosie Daykin
- The Food in Jars Kitchen: 140 Ways to Cook, Bake, Plate, and Share Your Homemade Pantry by Marisa McClellan
- A Basket by the Door by Sophie Hansen (EYBD book, review and giveaway)
- Tortellini at Midnight: and Other Heirloom Family Recipes from Taranto to Turin to Tuscany by Emiko Davies (EYBD book, review and giveaway)
- New Kitchen Basics: 10 Essential Ingredients, 120 Recipes: Revolutionize the Way You Cook, Every Day by Claire Thompson
- Where Cooking Begins: Uncomplicated Recipes to Make You a Great Cook by Carla Lalli Music
- A Common Table: 80 Recipes and Stories from My Shared Cultures by Cynthia Chen McTernan (review and giveaway)
- Secrets from My Vietnamese Kitchen: Simple Recipes from My Many Mothers by Kim Thuy
For the meat lover, griller, smoker:
- Franklin Steak: Dry Aged. Live-Fired. Pure Beef. by Aaron Franklin and Jordan Mackay
- The Bacon Bible by Peter Sherman and Stephanie Banyas
- The Brisket Chronicles: How to Barbecue, Braise, Smoke, and Cure the World’s Most Versatile Cut of Meat by Steven Raichlen
- Thank You for Smoking: Fun and Fearless Recipes Cooked with a Whiff of Wood Fire on Your Grill or Smoker by Paula Disbrowe
- Steak and Cake: More Than 100 Recipes for the Best Meal Ever by Elizabeth Karmel
Weber’s Ultimate Grilling: A Step-by-Step Guide to Barbecue Genius by Jamie Purviance
For the cocktail maker:
- Batch Cocktails: Make-Ahead Pitcher Drinks for Every Occasion by Maggie Hoffman
- Cocktail Codex (review and giveaway)
- Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails by Shannon Mustipher
For the worldly cook/traveler:
- Paris by Design: An Inspired Guide to the City’s Creative Side by Eva Jorgensen
- The Italian Table: Creating Festive Meals for Family and Friends by Elizabeth Minchilli
- Wine Country Table: Recipes Celebrating California’s Sustainable Harvest by Janet Fletcher
- The Turkish Cookbook by Musa Dagdeviren * Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided
- Diner à la Maison: A Parisian’s Guide to Cooking and Entertaining at Home by Laurent Buttazzoni
- Tu Casa Mi Casa: Mexican Recipes for the Home Cook by Enrique Olvera * Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided
- Mercados: Recipes from the Markets of Mexico by David Sterling
- My Mexico City Kitchen: Recipes and Convictions by Gabriela Camara
- Double Awesome Chinese Food: Irresistible and Totally Achievable Recipes from Our Chinese-American Kitchen by Margaret, Irene and Andrew Li – (EYBD book – review)
- Vietnamese Food Any Day: Simple Recipes for True, Fresh Flavors by Andrea Nguyen (review)
- Red Hot Kitchen: Classic Asian Chili Sauces from Scratch and Delicious Dishes to Make With Them by Diana Kuan (review)
For the kitchen design lover/gardener:
- The Midcentury Kitchen: America’s Favorite Room, from Workspace to Dreamscape, 1940s-1970s by Sarah Archer
- The Garden Chef: Recipes and Stories from Plant to Plate by Phaidon Editors * Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.
For the reader:
These two titles are incredible reads. I could not put either down.
- Midnight Chicken (& Other Recipes Worth Living For) by Ella Risbridger
- Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl
Lastly, a gift certificate to Eat Your Books is a wonderful gift for the cookbook lover!
Disclaimer: Certain products/books were sent to me for review and some I purchased myself. I only recommend those items I love and are of superior quality.
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