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Holiday Gift Splurges for Cooks

Want to really treat a special cook in your life? Look no further than this ultimate wish list.

  • Blender

    A Blender on Steroids

    Ok, we admit it. Spending several hundred dollars on a glorified blender seems a little crazy, but trust and believe that it’s well worth it if you’re talking a Vitamix A3500 Brushed Stainless Blender. It can grind seeds and nuts, chop veggies, blend soups and sauces, knead dough and whip up dips and ice cream. It’s Smart-Detect Technology takes it a cut above by calibrating the container size you’ve selected and stopping the appliance when its complete. Think of it as your go-to when needing something chopped, blended, pureed, or whipped.

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  • Caviar Gift Set

    Caviar Dreams

    With Sevruga caviar now at about $63 an ounce, few things scream luxury more than the delicate briny eggs. But you don’t have to be on the Billionaire’s List to enjoy this addictive treat. Just Caviars Beginners Sample Pack of 5 different types will introduce novices to the salty fresh flavor and the aficionado to types he or she might not have tried, all for a remarkably affordable price. “Made” in America, the set includes Bowfin Caviar Malossol, Golden Whitefish, Salmon, Black Lumpfish and Red Capelin. Just get out toast points or crackers, an elegant mother of pearl caviar spoon, and some bubbly, and you’ve got yourself an indulgent celebratory feast.

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  • Product

    Dom Duo

    When the 17th-century French monk Pierre Pérignon began to develop and perfect champagne making rules and methods, little did he know what joy he would bring to subsequent generations. (Nor could he have guessed a world renowned company called Moët Chandon would name a champagne after him!) This Champagne of Champagne comes with 2 classic flutes and makes a perfect gift for friends, family–and yourself!

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  • Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

    Feeling the Pressure

    We don’t know what we read more about this year–Taylor Swift or the Instant Pot. This pressure cooker (we’re talking the appliance, not Ms. Swift) does more things than you can think to cook, from making rice, yogurt and cake to slow cooking short ribs. We especially love Instant Pot’s Ultra 10-in-1 Multi-Use model as its microprocessor constantly monitors the pressure, time and temperature, and makes adjustments accordingly, taking the guess work out of any food you’d want to make.

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  • 8-inch Chef's knife

    Knife Going

    Shun Premier’s 8-inch Chef’s Knife is the hardworking all-purpose tool you’ve been looking for. Made in Japan, its form follows function: The beautiful hand-hammered finish has a purpose—keeping food from sticking to the steel blade as you cut; and its hand-carved pakkawood handle fits into your hand so you can safely and securely slice and dice, plus, you can put it in the dishwasher. No wonder this is a go-to knife for chefs around the world.

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  • Product

    A Roasting Pan to Boast About

    Cristel’s heavy-duty roasting pan has so many pluses—wide, sturdy, easy-to-grasp handles to help you maneuver it; a matte surface to prevent scratching; a flat, flameproof bottom for whisking up pan sauces on the stovetop; and an adjustable roasting rack—that it’s great for an everyday roast chicken as it is for a holiday prime rib or a Thanksgiving turkey.

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  • Stand Mixer

    The Ultimate Stand Mixer

    So many appliances gather dust in the kitchen but a stand mixer is never one of them, especially if it’s the KitchenAid Artisan Design Series, with its 5-quart glass bowl and metallic finish. Because of the bowl’s visibility you can achieve greater precision when whipping, kneading or mixing and its pour spot is a helpful design element. With 10 speeds and an array of attachments, this machine will help you make everything from linguine to a red velvet cake.

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  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil And Balsamic Vinegar

    Every Cook Needs This

    Elegance Barcelona’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Pedro Ximenez Balsamic Vinegar is the perfect gift set for any one who, well, eats. Organic and made from Arbequina olives, the fruity, sweet and aromatic cold-pressed oil can be used as a condiment on salads or as a cooking oil for sautés and the like. It pairs perfectly with the organic vinegar, produced with time-honored natural methods that result in a sweet full-bodied dressing. And just in time for the holidays, the 3.38 oz glass containers come in a jewel boxlike set.

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