If anyone knows what cooks need in their kitchen, it's Rachael. And even though she believes "it really depends on the cook or the chef" when it comes to choosing the best gift, Rach of course has a few ideas to get a new cook started.
Q: My son just graduated from SUNY Adirondack's culinary program. What are some good gift ideas for his kitchen?
1. Special Knives
"John has given me knives from Japan," Rach says. "So, [get] a really special, unusual knife."
2. Cast Iron
"Good cast iron lasts a lifetime," Rach says.
3. Gift Cards To Specialty Small Business Cooking Sites
"There are so many great small businesses out there that also make specialty equipment for the kitchen," Rach says.