Shopping for gifts is not an easy task, especially when the person you’re buying for has everything. I sometimes drive myself crazy and think WAY too hard about what to buy. If you find yourself pulling out your hair and hyperventilating, do yourself a favor and take a deep breath. Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be compiling different gift guides to make your life easier. Today’s gift guide focuses on creative and functional products for the chef in your life.
Olive oil will be more accessible with this Alessi Fior D’Olio Olive Oil Tap. Resembling an olive leaf and stem, this stainless steel and thermoplastic stopper fits standard bottles. The hollow tube is ideal for both oxidation and flow.
Cooking and baking will be a more enjoyable and stylish affair with this Marimekko Ruutu-Unikko Apron. Marimekko’s most popular floral pattern is combined with a check motif for a mixed-media look. There’s an adjustable neck strap and lengthy waist strap, as well as a roomy front pocket.
Any seasoned chef will find this Alessi “Aroma” Stoneware Mortar and Pestle useful. Designed by Eero Aarnio, this piece is a departure from his work with plastics, but stays true to his design code of rounded, geometric shapes.The comfortable handle and sturdy base will make grinding herbs and spices easy and enjoyable.
Upstage the typical kitchen timer with the Alessi Yellow Duck Kitchen Timer. This thermoplastic resin timer takes the form of a charismatic, long-necked duck that makes an amusing quacking sound when time is up.
Extracting citrus juice will be much more interesting with the Alessi Juicy Salif Citrus Squeezer. World renowned designer Phillippe Starck came up with the design whole vacationing in Italy. Now 25 years old, this controversial, provocative and undeniably iconic art piece serves equally as a conversation starter and citrus squeezer.
Any cook will appreciate the Joseph Joseph Index Chopping Board Set. These boards will greatly reduce cross contamination and will help you stay organized. Each board has an index-style tab indicating which type of food they should be used for. When they’re not being used, the boards tuck neatly away inside a brushed stainless steel ‘file folder.’ You can learn more about this set in this post Megan wrote last week.
At some point, cooks desire an upgrade in their tools. The iittala Dahlström Tools Lidded Casserole is that upgrade. Its sleek design is combined with an innovative Compound Technology that distributes and retains heat evenly to create superior results for the passionate cook.