Gift Ideas for Cooks

Wondering what to get the cook in your life who already seems to have everything?
Whisk to the rescue!

We have a ton of great gift ideas for the cook in your life, no matter their skill level!

Kitchen Knives:

Whisk offers a variety of amazing kitchen knives at all different price points. We’ve got a knife for everyone! If you’re looking for an everyday kitchen workhorse, we’d recommend a Chef’s knife or Santoku. We’ve got plenty to choose from!
We also have a variety of other every day knives like bread knives or paring knives. If you’re looking for something a little more specific, we’ve got you covered there too! Sushi knives, boning knives, carving knives, cleavers, or steak knives, Whisk is here for you. You can build your own set, or choose that one perfect blade. We even have high end carbon steel knives from Japan!Kitchen Knives | Whisk

Dutch Ovens:

A dutch oven is always a great gift for someone who loves to cook because they’re so versatile. You can prepare a ton of different dishes. Soups and stews, braises and roasts, casseroles and one pot dishes, you name it. You can even use them to bake bread! Dutch ovens are incredibly durable and distribute heat evenly, because they’re made of heavy duty enameled cast iron. We have a wide variety of options in different sizes and price points. Dutch Oven | Whisk

Brazilian Soapstone Pots:

Brazilian Soapstone Pots combine the function of a dutch oven with the beauty of natural soapstone. These beautiful pots have been made and used in Brazil for over 400 years! Soapstone is well known for its ability to retain and evenly distribute heat. For this reason they’re absolutely ideal for low and slow cooking in moist heat. 

They’re also perfect for serving. Not only are they absolutely gorgeous, but they also retain heat for so long that they’ll keep dinner warm all through your meal! Just don’t forget the trivet, the outside of the pots stays just as hot as the interior! To learn more check out our blog on these soapstone pots
Brazilian Soapstone Pots | Whisk

Cast Iron Skillets:

Seasoned cast iron skillets are another kitchen workhorse that makes a great gift. You can absolutely change the life of your favorite cook with one of these pans. They heat evenly, develop a natural not-stick seasoning as you use the, and can last several lifetimes if cared for properly. Cast iron can get super hot, so it’s great for searing and browning, but it can be used for more delicate recipes too. Many cooks start with one and wind up buying a collection of these skillets in different sizes. To learn more, check out our blog post on our obsession with cast iron.
Cast Iron Skillets | Whisk

Kitchen Blenders:

Blenders make great gifts for cooks. Full size kitchen blenders can be used to make soups and purees, smoothies and milk shakes, batters, nut milks, even frozen cocktails! Score! Immersion blenders are perfect for cooks too, because of their small size and portability. They’re perfect for soups, gravies, and pan sauces because they can puree your food without ever taking it out of the pan!

Blenders | Whisk

Smoking Gun:

The Smoking Gun is another one of those gifts people won’t buy for themselves! They’re great for skilled home cooks who want to take things to the next level. They’re small, portable, and super easy to use, so they’re great for small scale smoking. Just put a piece of fish (for example) in a bowl covered with plastic wrap. Slip the smoker hose under the plastic to fill the bowl with smoke, and 10 or so minutes later, you have delicately smoked piece of protein! You can even smoke cocktails and soups with these amazing gadgets! Incredible.

Smoking Gun | Whisk

Specialty gifts:

If your friends and loved ones have more specific interests in the kitchen, we can help you there too. We’ve got a great selection of baking mixes, ingredients, cookie cutters, and specialty baking pans for the baker in your life. We even have a selection of beautiful, heavy duty bundt pans!

Bundt Pans | Whisk

For the cocktail lover in your life, we have everything under the sun! Mixology tools galore, beautiful glassware, a huge selection of cocktail bitters and mixers. We even have a kit so you can make your own bitters!

Cocktail Bitters | Whisk

If you just can’t decide, cookbooks make great gifts too, and we’ve got plenty. No matter what someone’s interested in, we have a cookbook that’d be perfect for them.

Cookbooks | Whisk

 

Kombucha Brooklyn Home Brewing Kits

Brew your own Kombucha at home with a Kombucha Brooklyn home brew kit!Kombucha Brooklyn home brew kit

Give your friends and loved ones a gift they’ll DIY for this year! DIY kits are fun, interactive gifts that keep on giving, so we’re offering a special discount on some of our favorites this week.

Today we’re offering up an amazing kit for making your own healthy kombucha tea at home.

Kombucha is a fermented, lightly effervescent, probiotic tea drink. It’s made by fermenting tea and sugar using a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY) commonly called a mother.

History:

While the exact origins are still unknown, Kombucha is thought to have originated in Northeastern China. It has been traditionally consumed in China for centuries, but it’s popularity slowly expanded into Russia and eastern Europe. Recently, This tasty tea beverage has expanded around the globe because of its live probiotic cultures touted by many as the key to a healthier gut.

Kombucha Brooklyn:

After making their own for decades, Jessica and Eric Childs founded Kombucha Brooklyn in 2009. They started with making and bottling their own recipe of delicious Kombucha in Brooklyn. Then they expanded their business to include 1/2 gallon kits, so people could easily brew their own at home. These kits come with everything you need to get started, including a voucher for a free fresh, live  “SCOBY” culture.

Home Brewing:

Every time you brew a batch of kombucha, you’ll grow a new culture, which means you can then create two more batches—or give a SCOBY to a friend so they can get started brewing, too. As long as you keep the culture alive, you can keep making a never ending supply. Like winemaking and beer brewing, the art of transforming tea and sugar into probiotic kombucha follows a special fermenting procedure, but once you get the basic formula and brewing process down, you can start experimenting with flavorings! Add a dash of lemon juice, fresh ginger, or fruit to create one tasty batch after another.

Watch the video below to learn more about this amazing, popular kit!

Along with the voucher for your free pristinely propagated SCOBY, this fun, easy, and cost-effective kit also includes the following tried and true components:

  • 1 Brews worth of hand-selected fair trade, organic tea
  • 1 Brews worth of organic, fair trade cane sugar
  • 1/2 Gallon glass jar
  • 100% Organic cotton cover
  • Rubber band
  • 1 Temperature Indicator Strip
  • Very detailed instructions