Holiday Gift Guides: The Culinary Master
With the after Thanksgiving sales officially kicking off holiday shopping season we’re bringing you our series of gift guides for everyone on your list. We’ve rounded up pieces we would personally want to give and receive- organized by interest, so whatever your recipient is into, be it cooking, traveling or crafting, you can pick up something they’ll love.
If hosting dinner parties is the highlight of their holiday season and they spend every meal out trying to decipher what herb the chef used in their dish so they can go home and recreate it, albeit with a few flourishes with their own. Or even if they just stand over your shoulder silently cringing at how woefully under salted your pasta water is… you might have the culinary master on your hands. Pick up a sturdy ceramic bowl that does double duty for mixing things up then serving them in style or a walnut cutting board with a cleverly designed trench that drains the juices as you cut, whatever you choose be prepared to step aside in the kitchen and let them work their magic.
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01. The Fundamentals, $175, Material Kitchen
This well-curated set keeps only the essentials at hand and comes with a matching stand that looks great left out on the countertop, right where you’ll want it.
02. Large Serving Bowl, $125, Heath Ceramics
The perfect size to mix up a few ingredients, and beautiful enough to serve up your fanciest dish, this colorful bowl from Heath does double duty meaning you’ll have fewer dishes to wash at the end of the meal.
03. Staub Cast-Iron Essential French Oven, $144, William Sonoma
We love French ovens for their endless versatility, and this pretty gray version from Staub is a classic that you’ll want to keep around for years to come.
04. Brass Serving Spoons, $46, Earthen Shop
These beautiful brass servers make a simple side salad feel like an occasion.
05. Pigeon Toe Ceramic Spoon Rest, $24, Food52
Simple. Useful. Beautiful. It’s something of a mantra for us, and this ceramic spoon rest from Pigeon Toe checks all of those boxes for us, plus it would make the perfect stocking stuffer.
06. Chefsteps Sous Vide, $180, Amazon
If precision cooking is your thing, this device will let you cook a cut of meat to the exact level of tenderness you desire, and with smartphone integration, you can go about your day while it works its magic.
07. Plat Tote, $62, Alplat
This clever tote is the perfect solution for bringing your dish to the holiday potluck without it spilling all over the passenger seat and folds up neatly when not in use, so you save on cupboard space.
08. Slope Carving Board, $145, Fire Road
A cleverly sloped trench drains the juices away from your cutting surface as you work so keeping things clean and efficient, just the way you like them.
09. Uuni 3 Wood Fired Pizza Oven, $300, William Sonoma
Elevate pizza night with this portable tabletop pizza oven or bring it along on your next outdoor BBQ for something a little different.