Kitchenware & cooking accessories to wow any chef in your life
She always takes you to the hottest new restaurant in town before anyone else even heard of it. She has something delicious bubbling on the stove whenever you happen to stop by. She refers to all the Food Network chefs by their first names even though she doesn’t know any of them personally. She never hesitates to come to your rescue when you need to resuscitate a quiche, concoct a gluten-free gnocchi or up the crisp-factor in your fried chicken. She’s the foodie on your Christmas List, and this year, you are determined to dazzle her gastronomic soul. Here are our favorite contenders:
Fortnum and Mason have been doing foodie gifts since 1707, and they’re the British Crown’s quality food purveyor of choice, so you could say they know what they’re doing. Their classic Christmas Pantry Hamper is chock full of specialty teas, biscuits and marmalades that never disappoint.
(Imported from England)
Is the souffle going to rise? Will the inside of the roast be fully cooked? How do you get those lumps out of the mashed potatoes? You’ve got enough to worry about when it comes to the meal; you shouldn’t be worrying about the coffee too. Nespresso makes a perfect cup every time with absolutely no fuss. If only the rest of the menu were so simple.
(44% off until 12/17)
Yep, we know that compost is that slimy, smelly food waste that is catches flies. But to a foodie, composting is a way to fuel the next harvest, so we’ve got to salute that. A small outfit called Alabama Sawyer from Birmingham makes the prettiest composter we’ve ever seen. We wouldn’t be surprised if Granny washes out the compost when everyone’s asleep and fills the bin with corn muffins. She’s always been creative in the kitchen. Where do you think we learned it from?
The conical lid on a traditional tagine keeps braised meats moist and tender while they cook. It is as functional as it is beautiful.