What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your list. Today, Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Bachelor.
Oh to live the bachelor lifestyle, where 20 is the new 30, flat screens double as decor, and drinking in the shower is completely acceptable. But what do you get the man who has everything (served from a takeout box)? Here are our top five food-friendly gifts for your favorite single man.
Two Dudes, One Pan: Maximum Flavor from a Minimalist Kitchen
Because you can't expect a bachelor to have more than one pan in his kitchen, this cookbook ($16.47) is essential. And don't let the playful title fool you, this modern man's guide to cooking is anything but lowbrow. Using a variety of single pans (the book provides a very informative guide to pot and pan styles), chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo create show-stopping numbers such as Sake-Soy Sea Bass, Tri-Tips With Salsa Verde, and Buttermilk-Sage Fried Chicken. It's perfect for creating high-end meals to wow the ladies - or just yourself.
Beer making kit
Unleash your bachelor's inner scientist with a Beer Making Kit from Williams-Sonoma. From Erica Shea and Stephen Valand of the Brooklyn Brew Shop, this kit will help your bachelor produce craft beers from his very own kitchen. Using the tools, instructions, and ingredients provided, home brewers can create their choice of IPA, Summer Wheat, or Blonde Ale. To purchase, visit Williams-Sonoma online.
Gift card to Tilted Kilt
Getting your bachelor a gift card to a local breastaurant doesn't make you a bad gift giver, it makes you an intuitive one. At Tilted Kilt, your gift recipient can enjoy all the perks of bachelordom including: beer, bar food, and waitresses dressed like scantily clad school girls. Gift cards can be purchased in increments of $25 at Tilted Kilt online.
Cooking Classes at Sweet Basil Gourmetware & Cooking School
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Now that you're an adult, it's time to start eating like one. This is isn't college anymore; no more easy mac entrees and pizza bagel appetizers. Help your fellow bachelor out by getting him some much need instruction at Sweet Basil Gourmetware & Cooking School. They offer classes ($26-$660) for all levels and cover such savory subjects as soups and breads, stir-fry and Northern Italian cuisine. Visit Sweet Basil online for class information and schedules.
Disposable cutlery just won't slice it. Get your bachelor a big boy set of kitchen tools from The Bachelor's Kitchen. It has several varieties of kitchen-in-a-box sets including: The Basic ($399), The Minimalist ($299) The Metro ($699), and The Starter ($149). Depending on the set, your kitchen-in-a-box can include any variety of kitchen essentials, including brand name baking and culinary ware. For a full list of product details, visit the Bachelor's Kitchen online store.