What can you give the serious foodie in your life this year? Our gift list includes some eye-popping items along with practical, quality tools for serious cooks. Read on for our picks. And don’t forget … you can always find gourmet gift boxes and samplers at dartagnan.com or give a D’Artagnan gift certificate. Because food is the greatest gift of all.
1. Cast Iron Forever
2. Anything from Francis Mallmann’s Collection at Best Made
Francis Mallmann – bon vivant, Argentinian chef, philosopher, and icon – is collaborating with Best Made Co., known for exquisitely designed high-quality adventure products and tools. Together they offer a range of items inspired by Mallmann’s well-documented lifestyle (see Chef’s Table, Season 1) and reputation as a meat master. There’s his epic multi-use grill (!) – but also a simple handkerchief and signature wool beret – for the hardcore fan.
3. This Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
Uuni is the first portable wood-fired pizza oven that runs on hardwood pellets. It reaches up to 932°F in just 10 minutes and imparts a wood-fired flavor to backyard pizza, and can roast meat, fish, and vegetables in minutes. Did we mention it’s portable?
4. The World’s Best Beef
There’s nothing like authentic Japanese A5-graded Wagyu beef. An Instagrammable gift if ever there was one, this luxurious beef is certain to make it a memorable holiday. For the home cook who has tried the best of everything, our Wagyu beef sets a new bar.
5. A Smoking Gun
6. Making Wine Even Better
Do you have a friend with a sulfite sensitivity – or a serious wine drinker on your list? Give them the gift of pure wine with the Üllo Wine Purifier, which removes sulfites (preservatives added to wine), aerates and restores the natural flavor of wine as you pour it. Because who wants the distinct note of sulfites in their wine?
7. A Magical Meat Thermometer
You’ve got to love the phrase “monitor your meat from 300 feet away”! This remote digital meat thermometer from ThermoPro can make that a reality – and will monitor two kinds of meat at the same time. Grillers and smokers will appreciate the ability to mingle or do anything else they like while the food cooks outside.
8. A Juicy Solution
With this gift, they’ll never lose meat juices in the gutter of the carving board again. The beechwood cutting board is concave and holds up to a cup of liquid from meats that are resting. Hello, pan sauce! Available in several sizes.
9. Master of Microplaning
Yes, that’s an actual verb. This 5-piece collection of Microplanes has walnut handles and makes a great gift for a home cook. Both beautiful and functional, this set will have them grating and zesting in style.
10. Dress for Success
Give a serious cook the appropriate apron. A sturdy waxed canvas apron with leather trim will go from backyard grill to butcher block with ease – and will last a lifetime. This one, from Jones of Boerum Hill – who outfits Eataly, Le Labo, Woodford Reserve, and Marcus Samuelsson – has antique brass buckles, snaps, and rivets and is made exclusively in the USA. Pretty swanky.
What is the ultimate food-related gift you most want this year? Tell us in the comments.
Since 1985, D’Artagnan has been at the forefront of the farm-to-table movement, producing superior tasting products by partnering with small ranches and farms. We are committed to free-range, natural production, sustainable and humane farming practices and no use of antibiotics or hormones. That’s why D’Artagnan products have been revered by America’s most renowned chefs for over 30 years. We offer the same high-quality products to home cooks at dartagnan.com, along with recipes and guides to help you live the tasty life.
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