Gift Guide: For The Home Cook

Everyone knows a budding chef, so we put together a gift guide covering all the essentials. Featuring a handful of beloved vendors from around the state, you'll be sure to find something for everyone. Read on below to learn a little about the Connecticut brands that we love and featured:

Jacques Pepin Heart and Soul In The Kitchen: Being dubbed his last cookbook, the Connecticut resident included 200 recipes that give a look at how he cooks at home with family and friends. You'll find recipes for delicious dishes like burgers and chocolate souffles.

The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook: We wrote about why we love this cookbook when it first came out in June, and our love for it has not dwindled. It features recipes from restaurants, farms and purveyors around the state, and is sprinkled with fun stories and facts about the local Connecticut food movement.

The Barcelona Cookbook: This cookbook features 115 signature recipes directly from the owners of the beloved tapas restaurant group. From cocktails to tapas to desserts, this cookbook has you covered.  

Love Me Tender Apron: Hartford Prints has been changing the printing game since they were founded in 2012. They make and sell fun cards, goods and streetwear out of their flagship Hartford store. This apron is the perfect gift for the budding chef in your life. 

Lowell Marshall Cutting Board: A good wood cutting board is a must have in any kitchen. Owner Brent Marshall has been honing his woodworking skills in Hartford, CT in hopes of bringing attention to the state capital with his well sourced, handmade goods. You can order custom cutting boards (and other items) from Lowell Marshall for the perfect addition to your kitchen.