Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon

Win Tom Douglas’s Must-Have Entertaining Tools

Totally Bamboo 12-inch square plate

Save to Recipe Box
Add Private Note
Saved Add to List

    Add to List

Add Recipe Note

Update: Congrats to lapahoi (a.k.a,. Trudie). Her comment was selected at random, so she’ll be using the goodies below at her next party. Thanks for participating in the giveaway, everyone. We appreciate all your comments. Don’t miss our next Behind the Kitchen Door giveaway; Abby Dodge gives a tour of her “Baker’s Kitchen” and offers up her favorite baking tools, including a KitchenAid Stand Mixer.

Seattle chef and restaurateur Tom Douglas knows how to entertain big. But that doesn’t mean that he uses big, fancy tools to do it. Some of Tom’s favorite kitchen items are small and practical, and he thinks you’d enjoy using them as much as he does–whether you’re entertaining four close friends, fourteen or forty.

To win Tom’s favortite kitchen tools, simply leave a comment below with your tips for entertaining big. On Monday, October 1, I’ll pick a comment at random, and the lucky winner will have a few new items for his or her next party.

Go Behind the Kitchen Door for a guided tour of Tom’s kitchen and dining room

Win Tom’s Favorite Kitchen Tools & Serveware
Poisson Pasta Oval Platter Totally Bamboo 12-inch square plate
Poisson Pasta Oval Platter   Totally Bamboo 12-inch square plate
Norpro Deluxe Cherry Stoner Oxo Triple Timer
Norpro Deluxe Cherry Stoner   Oxo Triple Timer
The Original Borner Mandoline V Slicer
The Original Borner Mandoline V Slicer    
Giveaway Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. Giveaway begins at 12:00 a.m. ET on August 27, 2012 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on September 30, 2012. The Giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States, who are at least 18 years old, and to legal residents of Canada (except Quebec), who are at least 18 years old. Giveaway is void where prohibited.

TO ENTER: Leave a comment on the Giveaway post featured on FineCooking.com (https://www.finecooking.com/item/45779/win-tom-douglass-must-have-entertaining-tools). All entries become the property of the Sponsors. Only one entry per person. Sponsors are not responsible for unavailable network, failed server or other connections, miscommunications, interrupted, misrouted or scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic or otherwise. The Sponsors assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the Giveaway period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received by Sponsors due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, of any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material related to the Giveaway. The Sponsors reserves the right, in their sole discretion to cancel or suspend this Giveaway should a virus, bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsors corrupt the security or proper administration of the Giveaway. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Giveaway is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsors reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. Entrants to abide by the Giveaway Rules.

PRIZE DESCRIPTION: There will be one (1) winner of a prize package which will include: a Poisson Pasta Oval Platter, ($79.95), a Norpro Deluxe Cherry Stoner ($19.98), a Totally Bamboo 12-inch square plate ($28.85), an OXO Triple Timer ($19.99), The Original Borner Mandoline V Slicer ($34.95). Total retail value of the prize is approximately $183.72.

TAXES: Except where prohibited, all federal, state, provincial, local or other tax liabilities, including but not limited to luxury, sales, use, income, VAT, GST, and PST tax, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner. In the event of a Canadian winner, Sponsor will deduct any applicable withholding taxes imposed by the U.S. and applicable state governments from value of prize award and the prize award value will be adjusted accordingly.

NO PRIZE TRANSFER OR SUBSTITUTION: No prize or any portion thereof is transferable or redeemable for cash. Any portion of the prize that is not used is forfeited. No substitutions for prize except by Sponsor in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted.

TERMS/CONDITIONS: No transfer or substitution of prizes. Employees, officers, and contractors (including immediate family members and members of the same household) of Sponsors, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, dealers, retailers, vendors of Sponsors, and all other persons/entities associated with this Sponsor and/or promotion, are not eligible. All Federal, State/Provincial and local laws apply. By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Giveaway Entities and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from and against any claims made by winners, entrants, or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of this Giveaway as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Giveaway-related activity or participation in this Giveaway.

WINNING: On or about October 1, 2012 one comment will be selected at random from among all eligible entries received and the winner will be notified by email. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. One prize per person, household, or family.

CLAIMING PRIZES: Winner must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (or in Canada a Declaration of Compliance) within 10 days of notification, or prize may be forfeited. Winners will also be required to provide proof of age. (Tennessee residents will not be required to sign Publicity Release as a condition of winning a prize.) Residents of Canada, in order to win, must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question administered by mail or e-mail at Sponsor’s sole discretion. All prizes will be awarded.

WINNER LIST: Send self-addressed, stamped envelope by November 1, 2012 to: Fine Cooking “Fine Cooking – Tom Douglas’s Entertainer’s Tools Giveaway List Request, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470 USA. (Residents of Canada may omit return postage.) SPONSOR: The Taunton Press Inc., Fine Cooking magazine 63 S. Main Street, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470-5506 USA.


Leave a Comment


  • ferness | 09/30/2012

    We're looking at slowly upgrading/renovating our home to make it more entertaining-friendly and, of course, the kitchen/dining area is top of the list! A few new kitchen toys would be great motivators!

  • 1234good | 09/30/2012

    BO-JOE says, Etta's crabcakes are a big hit @ dinner parties we've hosted. Looking forward to the dungeness crab. Always finishing with a good cup of Blue Star Coffee Roasters Esspresso coffee Bonnie&Joe

  • ChestnutCabinCook | 09/29/2012

    We have a small house so entertaining large groups means dining outdoors. I've found light-weight trays a must for shuttling dishware, food, and beverages. They also make cleanup chores so much quicker as you can make fewer trips back and forth from the patio to the kitchen. I have some beautiful trays to showcase drinks and desserts, and some simple, old and chipped/scratched trays that I cover with foil to serve the potentially sloppy foods or condiments and sauces. Look for vintage trays at flea markets and yard sales.

  • chef4us | 09/29/2012

    Love your kitchen, Tom! Wish I had that sink and dishwasher! Alas! I'll settle for my husband doing clean up!!

Show More

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published.


View All


Follow Fine Cooking on your favorite social networks

We hope you’ve enjoyed your free articles. To keep reading, subscribe today.

Get the print magazine, 25 years of back issues online, over 7,000 recipes, and more.