Hello and happy holidays from The Organic Kitchen. If you are looking for gifts for the cook in your life or just want to pass along a ‘wish list’ to someone else, I am about to make your life a lot easier. Last year I published my Cook’s Guide for Giving/ Getting. It was chock full of the best of the best in kitchen gadgets, small appliances and useful tools!

This year I am focusing more on gift items for the kitchen dweller who is an artist at heart and appreciates sublime beauty as well as function. Whether you are giving or receiving, these creative ideas will make your favorite chef’s cooking experience as beautiful as the food they create! 

Lovely Stocking Stuffers:  Hair Accessories

Hair pins, colorful ties and headbands keep the cook looking fabulous and the food hygienic! 

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Measuring and Serving Accessories:

What cook wouldn’t swoon finding this Resplendent Serving Set or these beautiful measuring spoons or Okuno Measuring Cups in their stocking?

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Aprons, Dish Towels and Pot Holders Fit in Stockings too!

I am loving these gorgeous functional aprons with handy pockets for holding kitchen tools as well as these adorable pot holders and dish towels!

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Cookbooks:

These are my four favorite cookbooks from 2014. Each is truly a gem.

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The Kinfolk Table: Recipes for Small Gatherings

A collection of unfussy personal favorites from artisans, chefs, bloggers, bakers and crafters with lovely, simple images. One third cookbook, one third storytelling, one third international adventure. You will find yourself reading it even when you aren’t cooking. Find it here. (My favorite recipe: The Hummingbird Cake page 64) 

The Sprouted Kitchen: A Tastier Take on Whole Foods

Written by fellow food blogger Sara Forte and photographed by her husband Hugh Forte, The Sprouted Kitchen is filled with recipes anyone can make and everyone will love. This is my kind of food. You can find it here. (My favorite recipe: Roasted Plum Tartines)

Sunday Suppers at Lucques: Seasonal Recipes from Market to Table

This cookbook is a gorgeous compilation of 132 Sunday supper recipes created by acclaimed Chef Suzanne Goin and served at Lucque’s Restaurant in Los Angeles. Sunday Suppers at Lucques: is a great resource for seasonal farm to fork cooking. If you love food, you will love this book. Find it here. (My favorite recipe: Braised Chicken with Saffron Onions) 

And last but not least Three Sisters Bake!

A delightful cookbook for those with a passion for sharing delicious food in a fun and stylish way. For the Reith sisters, food is about delighting the senses-baking delicious things that look as good as they taste. Full of recipes for every occasion, from brunch and picnics to afternoon tea and dinner parties.

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Dishes, Flatware and Stemware!

I am going to make a confession. I have a bit of an obsession for dishes. And honestly I have never found more unique, beautiful and interesting dishes, flatware and glassware than at Anthropologie. The cook in your life would love any one of these truly special gifts, but here are my top picks…

These colorful steaks knives or this elegant flatware are both at the top of my list. 
And I seem to be having a little love affair with these Brushed Filigree Plates and Dandelion Serving Platter.

No matter what holiday you celebrate I hope you have a fabulous one blessed with friends, family and fantastic food. And if by any chance you need more ideas check out last years Cook’s Guide for Giving/ Getting. ~ Linda Spiker

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