I reach for my pastry blade constantly. Whether I’m cutting butter into flour for pie dough or scraping the counter after a baking project, it’s a sturdy staple no one should live without. Get it for someone who loves to roll up their sleeves in the kitchen.
Oh, how I love my butter dish. There’s something so lovely about a little vessel of perfectly-soft butter, ready to spread on your morning toast or sizzle into a hot skillet. Mine is *technically* a salt cellar, but I love the round shape. I also love this one and this one. Get it for someone who savors their morning routine.
You may not need a mandoline slicer, but you’ll be delighted every time you remember you have one. If you’ve ever balked at a recipe that calls for “thinly-sliced” anything, this gadget is your new best friend. It slices radishes into paper-thin pickling rounds and delivers perfect consistency when prepping potatoes for a gratin. Get it for someone who cooks for a crowd.
You know when you’re in the midst of cooking and realize you forgot to grate/chop/zest/slice/peel an ingredient? Panic ensues; you frantically peel the ginger as the garlic burns on the stove, and cooking goes from fun to frenetic in a second. I am here to tell you that you can achieve organizational bliss with a set of glass prep bowls. There’s nothing more satisfying then starting to cook with everything neatly prepped on the counter. Get them for someone who channels Ina Garten.
It wouldn’t be a true LSK gift guide if it didn’t include salt. The giant, flaky crystals of Maldon salt add sparkle wherever they’re sprinkled. Get it for yourself, by the bucket.
The pages of Dining In are by far the most spattered and stained of any cookbook on my shelf. Alison Roman has a way of combining the most crave-worthy flavors into easy, no-stress recipes that make you feel confident in the kitchen. Get it for someone who wants to proclaim boldly, “why yes, damn it, I can make a perfect biscuit.”