Holiday Gift Guide: Cooking Components
Our culinary expert Jennifer Lee is here to help you shop for your favorite foodies
Our culinary gift guide is here! Let Jennifer Lee of Kirbie’s Cravings help you pick out the best kitchen supplies, gadgets and accessories for all the chefs in your life.
This year we reached out to in-the-know locals, each with expertise in different genres—from fashion and beauty to garden, design, travel and more—and asked them to share what they’re excited to give. Read on for the insiders’ perspectives on what to buy friends, family, co-workers, hostesses, and anyone else on your list, and why!
Jennifer or “Kirbie” as she is known on her blog (a nickname referencing the pink video game character that is constantly eating) fills her mouthwatering website with recipes and one-minute video tutorials for dishes ranging from healthy meals to easy desserts. She’s also the author of 5-Minute Mug Cakes and Dump Cakes from Scratch.
Culinary Gift Guide by Jennifer Lee
Max, $199.95: Williams-Sonoma
Jennifer says: “An easy-to-use home pressure cooker that does it all. You can make one-pot meals, desserts, soups, yogurt and more. I use my Instant Pot almost daily. It significantly reduces cooking time on recipes and allows for even cooking and consistency.”
Jennifer says: “This is my favorite silicone baking liner. I buy the version that has the circle template for cookies and macarons. The circle measurements are a great guide to help you evenly space out your dough. If you don’t need the circles, you can flip the mat over and use the other side too.”
Jennifer says: “The wand’s unique design is very clever and useful. A twist of the wand opens the ball up and allows you to scoop in a small amount of icing sugar. Another twist shuts the ball. A light wrist movement is all you need to release the sugar. The distribution is very even and precise.”
$99.99: OXO, oxo.com
Jennifer says: “These airtight containers are so easy to use. Simply press the button in the center to seal or release. I use these containers to store my baking and cooking staples. The containers come in various sizes and are stackable, making them space efficient.”