Holiday Gift Guide: For the Cook


It’s never too early to start buying presents for your loved ones! Over the next few weeks, Edible Orlando is excited to roll out some targeted holiday gift guides, starting with one for the cook.

Gift Ideas For the Cook

A perfect stocking stuffer, a citrus squeezer is a much-appreciated gadget for the at-home chef. You can never adequately squeeze a lemon or lime with your hands alone, especially without adding a seed or two to your margarita, salad dressing, or soup. This press is easy-to-use and easy-to-store. Plus, it saves both time and effort.

You don’t want to miss the new Delicious Disney: Walt Disney World cookbook, Recipes & Stories from the Most Magical Place on Earth. Written by Edible Orlando Managing Editor Pam Brandon and Marcy Carrier Smothers as well as the renowned Disney chefs, it features over 60 magical recipes. From breakfast lasagna to a frozen pineapple treat inspired by Dole Whip®, this cookbook-meets-culinary-history will inspire anyone in the kitchen. It’s hard to find, so snag a copy for gift-giving now!

Some gifts are just meant to spark joy, right? That’s what we feel when we see this rainbow-striped bottle of Frantoio Mural Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This cooking staple is more than just functional: It’ll be beautiful sitting on any kitchen counter.

This portable gas grill is the gift every grilling aficionado never knew they needed. From beach picnics and overnight camping trips to tailgates and backyard barbecues, it’s compact enough to take anywhere. Even better, the lid doubles as a chopping board, making it super functional for on-the-go cooking.

Gift Giving with a Central Florida Twist

Spice things up in the kitchen with local hot spot Fat Cat Gourmet hot sauces and speciality condiments! With products like Peach Maple Bourbon Hot Sauce and Cranberry Habanero Relish, there’s sure to be something for every palate. The Fat Cat “Heat Lovers” 3-Pack Hot Sauce Bundle and Gift Box is the perfect place to start. 

Even the most ambitious cook needs a break every once in a while. Take something off their plate (literally!) with a gift card. Maybe they’ll need to grab a handcrafted Braided Challah from artisan bakery Olde Hearth Bread Company, now a vendor at East End Market in Winter Park, to add to their Thanksgiving spread. Or they can pick up some Milk Chocolate Covered Popcorn, Hand-Dipped White Chocolate Pretzel Twists, or a box of Caramels at Peterbrooke Chocolatier on Park Avenue — the perfect ending to a holiday get-together.  

We hope you feel inspired to spoil your loved ones this holiday season. Stay tuned next week for our next gift guide, focused on the entertainer in your life!

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