Kitchen and cooking gifts for your favorite food lover, home cook or host.
Seattle is a food-lover’s dream town. Take inspiration from all of the outstanding restaurants and give cooking and dining gifts this holiday season.
Here are a few picks to turn up the heat.
Shippu Santoku Knife ($139 at Seattle Cutlery, downtown). This gorgeous knife melds classic Japanese design with a shape perfect for chopping and slicing.
OXO Stainless Steel Scale with Pull-Out Display ($50 at Sur La Table). Measure ingredients more accurately with a scale rather than measuring cups. This one goes up to 11 pounds, and has a convenient pullout display so you can plop a plate down and still see the weight.
Joseph Joseph Double Dish Bowl ($12 at josephjoseph.com). Entertainers will love this dish that holds snacks like nuts, edemame or olives, and then hides the shells or pits in the bowl below. The pieces come apart and can be thrown in the dishwasher.
“Crab,” By Cynthia Nims ($20 at booksellers). Local culinary expert Nims provides 50 recipes for a range of crab types, including, of course, Dungeness and Alaskan king.
Bonavita 8-Cup Digital Coffee Brewer ($200 at Williams-Sonoma). Local company Bonavita’s latest brewer is sleek and simple, but also has advanced operations such as a pre-infusion cycle to saturate grounds before brewing. A double-walled carafe keeps coffee at an ideal temperature.
Dave Strock Glass Ergo Glasses ($40–$44 each at davestrockglass.com). Handblown in northern California, these vividly colored glasses can be mixed and matched to create an ideal set. A thumb indentation on the side makes them a pleasure to hold. Two sizes available.
“Everything I Want to Eat: The New California Comfort Food from L.A.’s Sqirl” ($40 at booksellers). Healthy comfort food? That’s what Sqirl restaurant — and chef Jessica Koslow’s first cookbook — aims to provide. Complete with hip Instagram-esque photography, there are 100 recipes for dishes such as salmon with sorrel pesto, green eggs and onion jam, and date cake.