gift ideas for chefs
What would you get a chef for xmas, budget of $20
Whisks are always good. I especially enjoy my several mini-whisks that are so great for salad dressings and such. But the one thing I keep wishing for -- and therefore assume any other creative cook would want -- is an egg topper! You know, those little circular scissor type things that take the top off an egg shell with no crackles, crunches, or caved in shells.
I gotta go write a letter to Santa!
Set of nice wooden spoons. Many cooks (myself included) use them far past their prime.
Otherwise, maybe a microplane grater / zester.
If they don't already have something very much like them, I'd get them one each of the following:
12 inch Oxo Good Grips locking tongs with stainless tips:
9 inch Oxo Good Grips locking tongs with nylon covered tips (for non-stick cookware):
The total would be about $18. These are the most used tools in my kitchen, personally.