Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Gifts a few of chef's favorite things.(Food)

Byline: The Kitchen Minute

* Inexpensive kitchen gadgets are great ideas to give the cook

In my continuing effort to assist you with culinary gift ideas for the holidays, let's get into the gifts that are $20 or less.

Many times I go to someone's house and they don't even have the basic tools to make a simple dish. When you cook for yourself, having the proper tools can make your effort, well, effortless!

For the young people or the tool-deprived, here are a few things that will make the experience enjoyable rather than tumultuous.

Start off with something simple like a strainer, a meat thermometer or a garlic press. These are a few of my favorite things. …

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