Foodie Gift Guide: Gifts for the Budding Chef

Foodie Gift Guide: Gifts for the Budding Chef Recommendations by Brandi Wills, FEAST magazine managing editor

TOOLS FOR A BETTER BREAKFAST

TOOLS FOR A BETTER BREAKFAST

There are few things that will get kids out of bed quicker in the morning than sticky-sweet breakfast treats. Let them try their hand at the griddle with Waring Pro’s easy-to-use, flipable Belgian waffle maker. And little ones love the “falling snow” effect of shaking powdered sugar over the…

BRIGHTLY COLORED BASICS

BRIGHTLY COLORED BASICS

Get your kids mixing and measuring with their very own collection of kitchen gear. Mixing bowls equipped with handles, nonslip bottoms and easy-pour spouts are perfect for novice bakers. Measuring colanders that multi-task and melamine spoons that can take a beating are also handy tools. Put…

COOKING CLASSES FOR KIDS

COOKING CLASSES FOR KIDS

Enroll your kids in one of the many area cooking classes created for young chefs. They’ll learn essential skills, try new foods, meet other aspiring gourmands and best of all ... someone else cleans up afterward. Check out the kid-friendly curriculum at Schnucks Cooks Cooking School for crea…

FEED THE CUPCAKE CRAZE

FEED THE CUPCAKE CRAZE

As trendy as they are tasty, cupcakes are the dessert de jour 365 days a year. Let little helpers join in the fun with a variety of decorative details from colorful sanding sugars to winter-themed sprinkles. Display their culinary artistry on a cupcake tree and you’ll have a pâtissier in the…

RETRO-STYLE APRONS

RETRO-STYLE APRONS

Holiday gifts are just as much about giving as they are receiving. Teach your children the importance of building a better community through supporting local artists and crafters. With an abundance of local craft shows popping up in November and December, it’s not hard to find retro-style ap…

SLICING AND CHOPPING WITHOUT THE CUTS

SLICING AND CHOPPING WITHOUT THE CUTS

Chef’n gadgets, with their safety-first design and fun colors, are ideal for the amateur garde manger. Prep work becomes play with the VeggiChop (a non-electric food chopper powered by a pull-cord), the Bananza banana slicer and the BeanSlice (get fresh, French-style green beans with a quick…