If you're scratching your head looking for unusual or useful gifts for the budding kitchen enthusiast in your life, we've got a serious selection of gift ideas for food lovers that'll make their Christmas.
From kitchen gadgets to steak ageing and sous viding these are some of the most interesting and unique kitchen items we've come across this year.
Take the pick for your Christmas list this year.
Gifts for Food Lovers
Tap into Chef Creativity - From $20
If you're looking to unlock or inspire culinary genius or simply re-create what Daniel Boulud cooks at home, this trio of reads should help home cooks tap into their inner chef.
If reducing food waste is a big thing in your household try this Smarter FridgeCam, a wireless camera aimed at your fridge. The FridgeCam sits inside a refrigerator and monitors the use-by-date of all items. It also sends automatic updates when certain items need topping up and a gentle reminder to consume food before its past its best.
Nothing beats a selection of high quality selection of herbs in the kitchen. Re-live those fragrant Mediterranean holidays with this special gift set containing six refillable jars of Thyme Flowers, Oregano from Taygetus, Fennel Seeds, Chili Flakes, Rosemary and Bay Leaves plus a card full of cooking tips, decorated with the designs of the french illustrator Lea Maupetit. All the herbs are carefully sourced by Daphnis and Chloe in a small workshop right under the Acropolis Hill of Athens in 2013 where they provide professional chefs and homecooks with culinary herbs & spices that are just as stunning as nature intended.
Staff shortages are hitting the hospitality sector hard, prompting some restaurants to look outside the industry to train those without restaurant experience for life in the kitchen. Andrew Friedman finds out more.