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My 40th Birthday Gift Ideas

Birthday gifts for men who like to cook

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40th birthday gift ideas

For my 40th birthday gift ideas, I'll just tell you what I want. I'm turning 40 very soon, so these are real ideas from a 40 year old.

The first forty years of life give us the text: the next thirty supply the commentary.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Life begins at forty.
Walter Pitkin

What's it like to be 40? I'm sure it's different for everyone. My time is spent on work and family. We have busy lives, but we have fun.

Everyone needs a way to unwind - to deal with the stresses of daily life. For me, I like to try new things. Since I really like food, I unwind by trying new foods and new recipes.

To see some of the many foods I love, you can see my easy gift ideas page.

Anyway, back to cooking. Most of my cooking is done using:

Each has its place. I use the pressure cooker any time of the year. The crock pot gets used more in the winter, and the gas grill more in the summer.

40th Birthday Gift Ideas - Cool Kitchen Stuff

Just like any job, time spent in the kitchen is always more fun when you have good tools to work with. Here are some things I would love to have for my kitchen.

A toaster oven is great, because it can cook smaller dishes without using the energy needed for the full size oven. It's especially great in the summer, when you don't want to add more heat to the inside of your house.

A wine chiller or a nice ice bucket would be a great addition. Why keep a bottle of wine in the fridge all the time? Better to keep it in a wine rack and just chill it when you are ready.

A George Foreman grill is another great thing for the kitchen. I use it in the winter, when it's too cold (and dark) outside to grill food effectively.

I already have the Alessi corkscrew you see above. But if I didn't, I would definitely want one. This thing is awesome. It works very well, but it also looks cool enough that we don't have to put it in a drawer.

I like my Alessi corkscrew so much that I'd like to have more Alessi products. Here are two more I'd love to have.

Those are some things that I'd like to receive for my 40th birthday.

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