Mother’s Day Gifts for Moms Who Like to Cook

Just in time for Mother’s Day, five sweet gift ideas for the culinary-minded matriarch.
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SMEG
Stand Mixer

Does her old-school Mixmaster need an upgrade? Used in Eataly’s cooking school, these Italian-made appliances combine modern features (safety locks, a smooth-start function) with sleek midcentury style.

$459.80, Eataly Boston.

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Lady M Cake Boutique
Citron Mille Crêpes Cake

Made by stacking 20 feather-light crêpes between clouds of lemon pastry cream, this dreamy confection is transported daily from New York to Lady M’s first Boston location, on Newbury Street.

$85 for a 9-inch cake, Lady M Cake Boutique.

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Photograph by Michael Prince

Atria Books
Out of Line

In this juicy, just-released memoir, acclaimed chef Barbara Lynch shares how she went from growing up in rough-and-tumble South Boston to running some of the finest restaurants in the city, from No. 9 Park to Menton.

$26, Brookline Booksmith.

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Photograph by Peter Nassoit

Beehive Handmade
Heart Pie Server

Dish out slices of cake or pie with a little extra love, courtesy of a sweetly shaped utensil made in Bristol, Rhode Island, by husband-and-wife, team Jim Dowd and Sandra Bonazoli.

$56, Magpie.

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Photograph by Tom Hopkins

The Artistry of Jacques Pépin
Flowers and Wine Print

Turns out, chef Jacques Pépin is as nimble with a paintbrush as he is with a knife. A portion of sales from his prints benefit BU’s culinary arts program, which he cofounded in 1989.

$180, jacquespepinart.com.


Jenna Pelletier Jenna Pelletier, Food Editor at Boston Magazine jpelletier@bostonmagazine.com