Are you looking for a gift for the foodie or cook in your life for Christmas? These 7 items make for an excellent present.
Lighter than its counterparts a carbon steel wok is easily lifted and enables you to toss the food whilst cooking. Since it isn’t heavy to lift it reduces the chance of accidents. Put a nice carbon steek wok under the Christmas tree.
A cast-iron skillet is a Christmas gift that any seasoned cook will appreciate. The weight, sturdiness, and durability of an iron skillet make it quite a substantial item, but the entry price point can be surprisingly affordable. My favorite skillets are those made by Lodge. I use Lodge iron skillets for searing steaks, frying eggs, cooking bacon and much, much more.
An Atlas Coffe Club subscription provides the recipient with globally curated, top-grade, freshly-roasted coffee direct to their door. You can subscribe to your favorite blends, purchase single bags or join Atlas’s “Coffee of the Month” club. The monthly club allows you to sample a new blend of coffee every month. The coffee sold by Atlas is of the highest quality and all of their packaging is beautiful. The gift of a monthly shipment from the company is perfect for all coffee lovers.
Every cook knows that high-quality olive oil is an essential ingredient for many dishes. Bellucci olive oil is a top-grade Italian olive oil and the company has an app that allows customers to trace the exact origin of their olive oil to its harvesting point in rural Italy. A great Christmas gift is the Bellucci “Fast Track to Italy” pack, which brings flavors from Calabria, Puglia, Sicily, and Tuscany straight to your kitchen table.
An indoor grill from Philips is certainly on my Christmas shopping list. The latest model uses advanced infrared technology to reduce grease splattering and minimize smoke. Given that I currently live in a small apartment, using a conventional grill pan can be very inconvenient, as it makes the whole place smokey. Store advisors at Williams-Sonoma informed me that the PHILIPS Indoor Grill would be ideal for use in a small space with limited ventilation.
When Misen began a Kickstarter campaign last year, I was one of the first supporter. I received my knife from the company this fall and it is one of the best kitchen knives I have ever used. The cost is very reasonable and all cooks are certain to be impressed by the durable and sharpness of the implement.
A couple of months ago, I posted a comprehensive review of the Mockmill. I was completed floored by how easy and fun the device was to use. The Mockmill allows everyone to get started in the home milling movement and enjoy the flavor of freshly ground flour. The Mockmill home milling attachment is reasonably priced and doesn’t require much kitchen space for operation. It is an awesome gift for natural food enthusiasts and home bakers alike.
My local homeware and kitchen store recommended this peeler and I’m so glad I listened to their advice. I have since bought 12 of them for use in my knife skills classes and all of my students have been incredibly impressed. A good peeler is a must-have for everyone that does a lot of cooking from scratch. The Kyocera Advanced Ceramic Perfect Peeler makes for an ideal stocking stuffer this Christmas!
I use my mini food processor just about every day. It’s perfect for chopping nuts or liquidizing small batches of sauces and salad dressings. The Cuisinart model is easy to wash, lightweight and simple to use.
This item was another excellent recommendation for my local homeware and cooking store. The Mandoline comes in handy for all sorts of tasks and it fits into standard-sized drawers. It’s ideal for garnishes or times when you only require a handful of small slices. Be sure to purchase the corresponding cut glove for the best experience.