Gourmet Gift Guide
Our favorite gifts for cooks.
What we love: Printed inside and out with red, blue, or green cornflowers, pale blue daisies or red and green geometric patterns, these Anthropologie bowls look lovely whether they’re full or empty.
Price: $8 to $24
What we love: This clever colander is not only pretty, but a smart space-saver for small kitchens. Silicone sides allow the it to fold down for convenient storage.
What we love: KitchenAid stand mixers have aged gracefully since the original 1919 model. The 90th anniversary edition gets a candy-apple paint job and has a 5-quart glass bowl, which makes it easy to see when butter and sugar are creamed to perfection.
What we love: Foot-long chef’s knives are great. . .for chefs. For the rest of us, New West’s Chopper, with a 51/2-ince blade, is sized right as it chops, slices, and dices with aplomb.
What we love: In the old days, a little CO2 capsule in a syphon shot bubbles into cocktails. Now there’s a machine for that. SodaStream’s home carbonation system put the fizz in water. Feeling silly, we couldn’t help experimenting with whisky, red wine, and-kids would love it- milk! ($120; sodastream.com).
What we love: Like cut flowers, fresh herbs last longer when they're trimmed and placed in water as soon as you bring them home. Prepara's adorable Herb Savor keeps them stylishly corralled in your fridge.