Once, the hearth was the cooking fire. Modern stoves have mostly eliminated fire from the equation. Architectural trends have moved the hearth to the side of a den, but the kitchen remains the center of the home. It is where you prepare holiday meals. It's also where your kids hang out, while you check if the turkey is cooked or slice up a few limes for drinks.
We have some great gift ideas for former professionals and amateur chefs. You can find more ideas in our guides to essential pans and pans, chefs knives, and cookbooks.