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Gifts for the Chef

Eight Culinary Goodies That Will Delight Any Cook


1. Wolf Gourmet Multi-Function Cooker

The stainless steel Wolf Gourmet Multi-Function Cooker has many talents, which include, but aren’t limited to, slow cooking ribs until they fall off the bone, searing a steak to perfection, and cooking up to 18 cups of rice. This appliance pulls its weight and is a welcome to take up space on any chef’s countertop. (Available at Sur La Table, $599.95, surlatable.comsubzero-wolf.com.)


2. Staub Cast-Iron Essential French Oven

The regional pine makes this Staub Cast-Iron Essential French Oven a terrific special-occasion vessel. The durable pot is best known for making soups, stews, and roast chicken dishes that satisfy the seasonal shift toward comfort. (Available at Williams Sonoma, $159.96, williamsonoma.com.)


3. Simon Pearce’s Hartland Cakeplate

Help your favorite baker elevate their next dessert offering with Simon Pearce’s Hartland Cakeplate. The delicate centerpiece is handmade by glassblowers who honor the Vermont-based company’s centuries-old techniques. (Available at Simon Pearce, $105, simonpearce.com.)


4. “Lidia’s: Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine

Emmy-winning host of Lidia’s Kitchen Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and her daughter Tanya Bastianich Manuali have composed a comprehensive guide to Italian cuisine with “Lidia’s: Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine.” Get ready to master recipes that will find a way into your regular dinner rotation, such as Bread and Prune Gnocchi and Tagliatelle with Mushroom Sauce. ($40, lidiasitaly.com.)


5. “Mario” Signature Series by Fletchers’ Mill

Italian chef Mario Batali teamed up with Maine-based, family-owned Fletchers’ Mill to design a series of peppermills and salt mills. The sleek and stylish “Mario” Signature Series come in a variety of sizes and colors to fit any kitchen design. (Available at Local Root, $49.95, localroot.com.)


6. PilgrimWaters Tea Towels

The vibrant designs of PilgrimWaters have made their way on to tea towels that can be used for cooking and cleaning and also to wrap a baguette to bring to a dinner party or perhaps a spontaneous picnic. ($27, pilgrimwaters.co.)


7. Spencer Peterman’s Harvest Bowl with Handle

A locally crafted conversation piece can be a cherished gift, and Spencer Peterman’s Harvest Bowl with Handle is just that. Handmade in Massachusetts, the woodworkers at Spencer Peterman create custom works of art using of discarded wood. (Available at Boston Public Market, $247.50, spencerpeterman.com.)


8. Wolf Gourmet 10-Piece Cookware Set

Wolf Gourmet 10-Piece Cookware Set will become a favorite for your culinary pal. The pans brown meats evenly, can go into ovens up to 500 degrees to finish off casseroles and later be popped into a dishwasher for easy cleaning. (Available at Sur La Table, $999.95, surlatable.comsubzero-wolf.com.)