We all have that friend.  And we’re lucky to have them!  Here are gifts for the chefs in our lives.  Thanks for all the amazing meals, and lets hope this encourages them to cook more for us.


Zagat 2008 America’s Top Restaurants

Perfect For:  The Appreciator of the Kitchen Arts

Why It’s Great:  Whether they like to get inspiration or just like to let the professionals handle it, this is the guide to America’s top restaurants and chefs.  Only the best for this person.

Price Range:  $15 -$20


Spice Stack Cabinet Spice Rack

Perfect For:  The Undercover Cook

Why It’s Great:  For the person that doesn’t have enough counter space or just like to keep things off the counter, this spice rack fits perfectly into the cabinet and he/she will look super cool searching for the perfect spice to top off their meal with its pull out feature.

Price Range:  $25 – $30


Rachel Ray 10 Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set

Perfect For:  The Serious Cook

Why It’s Great:  From my experience with Teflon pieces, their appeal is great, but after about 50 uses, you might as well call them disposable.  Stainless steel pans wash easily and they just look so much more classy.  I’m not one for brand names, but Rachel Ray has a good quality, heavy set of pots and pans here.  Bravo.

Price Range:  $175 – $200