Birthdays, Christmas and other special occasions all have one thing in common: food! Which makes these events the perfect time to say thank you to the people in your life who’ve spent the year in the kitchen cooking up tasty creations with care and love. So what better way to spoil your foodie partners, friends and relatives (or yourself) than with a bit of kitchen inspiration? Something unique, useful and inspiring.
With the relentless pace of life these days, any kitchen gadget or tool that can help with shortening or perfecting tasks in the kitchen are always welcome and appreciated. So let’s explore what’s new, exciting, different and essential for foodies in 2020.
Greater Goods Nourish Nutritional Facts Digital Kitchen Scale
Don’t let the slimline facade fool you. Though it’s small enough to store in a kitchen drawer, this digital scale punches way above its weight. With a bright backlit display, accuracy to the nearest 0.1 ounce or 1 gram, and built-in nutritional information for up to 2,000 foods, this is a scale any foodie family would love to have on their kitchen counter.
Personalised KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Qt Stand Mixer with Customised Bowl
The ultimate kitchen tool to create a lifetime of good food and great memories. Now available for you to customise and personalise with colours and bowls that will complement your kitchen! This mixer makes light work of all the otherwise difficult jobs in the kitchen, from whisking and blending to mixing, beating and kneading. You’ll soon find reasons and recipes to explore just to be able to see this professional machine in action. This is a fantastic gift for someone special that will make a serious difference to any cook’s life.
Two’s Company Pink Piggy Stackable Measuring Cups
Say a happy goodbye to those boring old plastic measuring cups! These little glazed ceramic pigs make such cute cups, do the job perfectly (¼, ⅓, ½ and 1 cup) and cosy into each other so that they don’t take up much space in your cupboard, drawer or countertop. Best of all, they’ll make you smile every time you go to use them.
Deluxe Scarlet Red Hardcover Moleskine Recipe Journal
The perfect gift for saving treasured family recipes and all the new ones that you think are keepers. This is a multi-generational journal that could be handed down to family or friends to keep your special food creations alive. A unique and heartfelt gift for a foodie who has recipes saved here, there and everywhere.
Nordic Ware Jubilee Gold Bundt Pan – 10 Cups
Bake your own masterpieces with this premium quality Nordic Ware baking pan. Thanks to its non-stick coating and a heat-reflective exterior, your cakes will emerge evenly browned every time, and releases from the pan with ease. With a striking diamond mountain shape, the Jubilee Bundt pan will bake cakes that dazzle on sight alone, whether served on its own or paired with a topping.
Chilly Mama Fridge and Freezer Odour Absorber and Freshener
She is really cute and earns her keep quietly in a little corner of the fridge, where bad odours flow in and fresh air flows out. Just fill her up with baking soda and she’ll keep your fridge odour free and food tasting fresher for months. She’s reusable and dishwasher safe and comes with a replacement indicator, showing when to replace the unit.
Heston Blumenthal At Home Cookbook
Heston has dramatically improved the way we cook and eat, with his unique cooking techniques and nutty professor scientific approach to food preparation and presentation. Now you can create mouthwatering masterpieces too, with recipes you’ll be able to pull off at home to impress your family and stun your guests. Looking for somewhere to start? Turn straight to the Millionaire Shortbread recipe and you’ll never look back.
Nostalgia Hot Dog Pop-up Toaster with Mini Tongs
Hot dogs are the best on weekend afternoons when you don’t feel like cooking a huge meal. “I don’t feel like a hot dog,” said no one ever! And now it’s even easier to whip these babies out, with a toaster that heats the sausages and the buns at the same time. The Nostalgia Pop-up Toaster makes 4 hot dogs at a time and works with any pre-cooked sausages, including frankfurters, chicken, turkey, veggie and brats. A high quality kitchen tool that’ll come in handy for busy nights or lazy weekends, with a popular meal on the table in minutes.
Nostalgia Hot Dog Pop-up Toaster with Mini Tongs
How clever is this? You can be 160 meters away from your barbecue, enjoying a drink and chatting with your guests, while monitoring the temperature of your meat and how well it’s done, with an indicator of how many minutes are left to go. Monitor your food using the dual-sensor meat probe and free iOS or Android app that reports on cooking levels through WiFi or Bluetooth. Finally, medium rare can actually come out medium rare, every single time.
Chicago Metallic Professional 6-Piece Crème Brûlée Set
A perfect all-in-one gift for the the sweet-tooth foodie who dreams up all those mouthwatering desserts that everyone loves. Now you can perfect professional crème brûlées at home, with crack-ready caramelised tops and decadent creamy custard centres. Everything is easily stored and dishwasher-safe. Such a great gift.
KitchenAid 5 Cup Food Chopper
This mini food processor is quick and easy to use for everyday chopping tasks. It’s small and neat but still packs a punch, with 2 speeds and pulse operation to give you get a coarse or fine result. And with the drizzle basin on top, you can easily integrate salad dressings or sauces while processing your vegetables. The bowl, lid and blade are all dishwasher safe. A handy and lightweight gift that brings the trademark KitchenAid quality to another part of the kitchen.
The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook
Polish the silverware, dust off your best china and send the servants home. You won’t need to ring for them anytime soon, thanks to the captivating history and edible pleasures revealed in this simply marvellous cookbook. If you’ve seen any of the six seasons of Downton Abbey, you’ll be swept up by its pages, intrigued by the period insights and delighted by the recipes that reflect the fabulous fare of early twentieth century England.
Read our review of The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook.
Barski 10″ Handmade Glass Salad Bowl
Made with thick, heavy glass, this gorgeous large salad bowl could also be used for trifles or show-stopping desserts. The straight sides allow you to see a cross-section of the layers of ingredients you’ve put together, making it a perfect centrepiece for your Christmas table or any other special occasion.
Belvoir Elderflower Cordial
pack of 2 x 500ml bottles
Elderflower cordial is a celebrated English tradition, an afternoon delight in a glass that carries you away to a beautiful summer’s day in the countryside. Belvoir Fruit Farms has perfected the recipe, made with fresh elderflowers, lots of lemon juice and spring water. Mix with sparkling water to enjoy the delicate floral flavour on its own, or add to wine for a refreshing spritzer. You could even liven up a gin or vodka and tonic, or add it to fruit salads or sorbets. Taste it once and you’ll be adding it to everything, so luckily it comes in a 2-pack. Cheers!
Limited Edition Le Creuset Eiffel Tower Casserole 2.5 Qt
The original French enamel cast iron casserole, embossed with the Eiffel Tower and boasting a golden knob on the lid. A kitchen essential for cooking soups, stews, pasta, sauces and more. The enamel is chip, stain and crack resistant and the light interior makes monitoring food while cooking quick and easy. Works on all heat sources, including induction and oven cooking.