Need a present for a friend who loves to cook as much as you do? Here’s something for everyone (prices may vary).
New enameled cast-iron cookware
Considering giving a gift of cookware? Any cook would be thrilled with a piece from this new line from Lodge. The company, known for its high-quality cast iron, has introduced its first enameled pieces: Dutch ovens ( perfect for braises) in two sizes and 2-quart oval casseroles (gratin-friendly), in vibrant green, red, and blue.
Lodge 7-quart ($197.95) or 5-quart ($167.95) Dutch oven; 2-quart oval casserole ($95.95), at Lodgemfg.com.
Around-the-world chocolate sampler
Give chocolate lovers this pretty sampler from French chocolatier François Pralus: it includes ten chocolates made with cocoa beans from different plantations across the globe. We love the chocolates’ creamy texture and subtle flavor notes, from vanilla and fruit to spice and smoke. Each variety is also sold separately in larger bars for baking.
Pralus Pyramide du tropiques dark chocolate sampler, $43.99 at Chefshop.com.