And for the uber-stylish, how about these pure black knives from Stelton? They are all one piece of steel so the handle melds into the blade without a hitch, FDA approved. They cut like any other quality knife - these just look beyond COOL. The above is the full line of two chef knives and a bread knife, that come on a magnetized strip. Available at Shophorne.com starting at $89 for the small chefs knife, and they offer 10% off a set. You can find these blades in other places… Just Google around.
Freshly Made Criossonuts! Doughnuts made from flaky, light, buttery croissant dough? YES PLEASE.
In fact, you can send 18 of these to anyone on your list for just $39.99 from William Sonoma. These arrive frozen. Sit them out the night before and in the morning pop into some soy oil in a deep pan for a few minutes each side, then fish out and sprinkle. PERFECT for New Years breakfast or Christmas morning. Their croissants are amazing too! Just take out at night, let rise while you sleep and bake in the morning. Like a trip to Paris!
Don't forget to order some for your self. One for you and one for me always makes the best gift.
TIP: 10%off your first order as of this date.
This is unusual - baking steel - for rustic breads and pizzas, but also may be used stovetop griddle (though there is no rim to catch, say, bacon drippings, it would work for pancakes and such), an induction plate or freezes to be a cold plate (for caviar or oysters??) 16x14x 1/4 for $79 which includes a storage case. TIP: Custom sizes can be made as well. Visit BakingSteel.com.
Look at this - This is going to make my top picks for 2014! A shiny gray travel case that is solely for carrying wine (and 2 wine glasses!). Protects up to a full case of wine and the glasses and can weigh up to 49 lbs. when fully packed - just under the limit for baggage charges.
The hard outer shell and inner foam would make it awfully hard for any breakage to occur.
Foam cut for different shaped bottles like champagne and Rieisling. $229 at VinGardValise.com.
Looking to give a cookbook? There are zillions - and they probably already have all the classics, from the Silver Palate to Joy of Cooking Take it from Bon Appetite! Click HERE for their list of 8 best cookbooks for 2014. See the sample below:
TIP: CLICK HERE to find more gifts for FOODIES from past posts!