So I started keeping a small list of kitchen related gadgets and books I wanted to acquire - more for my own reference than gift list purposes. Then yesterday a belated birthday box of gifts arrived from my Aunt, with a bunch of the kitchen stuff from my list that she had and didn't want.
My favorite thing in the box was probably this copy of "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" which my Aunt said she picked up a thrift store a few years ago. I love that it already seems gently worn. I can't wait to break it open and cook something, although it might have to wait until finals have finished.