The Smoking Gun Handheld Food Smoker

The Smoking Gun handheld food smoker from Polyscience might, at first glance, seem like yet another hifalutin’ gastronomic gadget. The reality, though, is that this small, incredibly easy-to-use handheld device provides a method of food preparation that is unattainable in virtually any other way. Powered by four AA batteries and operated using a single switch, […]

BeaterBlade for stand mixers

This beater has a thin silicone edge that scrapes bowl sides clean with every pass. Indispensable when I make a cheesecake or any sticky batter—no more need to complete mixing by hand—nothing is out of its reach!

Handle-less Salad Servers

My handle-less salad servers garner more comments from friends at potlucks or in my home than any other kitchen utensil I own. I love them because of their aesthetic and practical qualities. Despite requiring the same hand motion as one uses with a more standard-sized salad serving fork, they somehow seem more practical and efficient. […]

34 Degrees Crisps

It can be hard to find a cracker that tastes great, is low in calories, and that makes a good base for an hors d’oeuvre. 34 Degrees Crisps are all of these and more. Available in a multitude of savory flavors and grains (Natural, Sesame, Poppy, Rosemary, Whole Grain, and more) there are also sweet […]

Vegan Ice Cream: Over 90 Sinfully Delicious Dairy-Free Delights by Jeff Rogers

Whether you’re vegan, lactose intolerant, or following a dairy-free diet, you don’t have to miss out on one of the world’s favorite desserts.  Vegan Ice Cream offers decadent frozen alternatives that don’t rely on milk, cream, or refined white sugar. Instead, these luscious recipes use nut milks, fresh fruit, and natural sweeteners to create simple and inventive […]

Green Plate Special: Sustainable and Delicious Recipes by Christine Burns Rudalevige

In Green Plate Special, The Cook’s Cook contributor Christine Burns Rudalevige shares her recipes for healthy, sustainable, and delicious meals, with tips and tricks for greening your kitchen and making the most of your produce. Featuring dozens of recipes that are good for the planet, Green Plate Special is a primer for conscious, delectable living.

RSVP Endurance® Crescent Pot Strainer

I love this stainless steel pot strainer, but I love it for reasons unrelated to its advertised utility. It’s perfect for making spaetzle. It makes a platform on which to put dough that you can then press through the holes — which are just the right size for spaetzle — and it can rest on […]

The Lemonade Stand Cookbook by Kathy Strahs

 Kids have been running lemonade stands for decades, whether to raise money for a new bike, for a charitable cause, or simply to conquer boredom. Inspired by dozens of kid experts from all over the country, the author has poured her expertise as a food writer, entrepreneur, and mother into the ultimate guide to setting […]

Raw – Recipes for a Modern Vegetarian Lifestyle by Solla Eiriksdottir

A modern and fresh take on vegetarian and raw food from celebrated Icelandic chef Solla Eiríksdóttir Featuring 75 healthy and delicious recipes, Raw introduces readers to the new look of vegetarian and raw food. Divided into five chapters – breakfast, snacks, light lunches, main dishes, and sweet treats – readers can expect bright, fresh flavors […]

Chef’s Choice Ceramic & Steel Model 700 Electric Knife Sharpener

Fans of ceramic knives, rejoice! There is now an electric sharpener for these handy, lightweight knives that hones the blades to a super-sharp 15° edge. I tested the sharpener on my three favorite ceramic knives, all of which, until now, I’ve used sparingly in order to preserve their edges for when I really need them. […]

The Chinese Kitchen Garden by Wendy Kiang-Spray

Wendy Kiang-Spray’s family has a strong culinary and gardening tradition. In The Chinese Kitchen Garden, she beautifully blends the story of her family’s cultural heritage with growing information for 38 Chinese vegetables—like lotus root, garlic, chives, and eggplant—and 25 traditional recipes, like congee, dumplings, and bok choy stir-fry. Organized by season, you’ll learn what to grow in […]

The Art of Parsi Cooking by Niloufer Mavalvala

Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Niloufer’s love for food combined with extensive world travel from a young age inspired her to experiment with world cuisines. Niloufer gave her first cooking class to a group of school girls at the age of 17; loving the opportunity to meet new people who share her passion for […]