Dinner at McDonald's? Over my dead body.
Everyone has that friend with a more developed palette. Whether the person is slaving away in tiny kitchens or seeking reservations at the hottest restaurants in town with stalker-like intent, food is never far from this person's mind. Go beyond the typical restaurant gift card and something that will blow their gourmet minds. You might have the next Rachael Ray on your hands.
Speaking of Rachael, her colorful cookware sets help to brighten even the dreariest of closet kitchens. The set includes two covered saucepans, one 6-qt covered stockpot, two skillets, and one 3-qt covered saute pan with the bonus of a few matching utensils.
Pasta is delicious, but not very nutritious. Skip the carbs, and make vegetable versions of your favorite noodles. This spiralizer includes five different blades so you can make anything from Angel Hair to curly fries.
Though personally I'd be satisfied with the $6 Subway sub of the day, apparently a picnic is no excuse to sacrifice culinary quality. The compact kit includes 24 kitchen utensils, allowing you to turn any location into a full kitchen. Feel free to bring it to my place.