The Cook Gift Guide
From the practical (spices, aprons, knife sets) to the full-on gourmet (herb-growing kit, fancy sea salt, foodie mags galore), all the tools a home cook’s heart desires. Plus, some great experiences for skill sharpening and welcome short-cuts for taking a night off. P.S. Shop the gift guides IRL at goop GIFT in Los Angeles through December 24.
Calvin klein home x goop
chambray apron Coming soon to goop, $110 We cook in our Calvins.
cuckmere trug company
english garden trug goop, $100 Made for the garden, even better
in the kitchen.
Cheese of the Month ClubCowgirl Creamery, $224 for three months For the hardcore cheesehead.
fog linen linen
kitchen cloth goop, $15 Kitchen cleanup
wood bread and spread knife set goop, $114 The perfect pair.
home x goop
FULL LINEN APRONgoop, $116 The ruched front
8-cup german glass
french press goop, $30 Team with a bag of
their favorite beans.
Grand Central Life &
Style it’s all easy goop, $35 “Easy” is in the title.
butcher box monthly subscriptionButcher Box, $79-$129/month
Grass-fed beef, organic chicken, and more—flash-frozen
for optimal freshness and delivered within days.
whole spice x goop
“it’s all easy” spice set goop, $175 Instant dream spice cabinet.
- PHAIDON Eataly: Contemporary Italian Cooking goop, $25 Now every night can be Italian night.
mosser glass 3 piece pink
glass mixing bowl set goop, $85 Pretty, pink, and truly practical.
staub x goop
5.75 qt oval
cocotte goop, $320 A goop classic.
goop knife set goop, $700 Pro-level knives
they’ll hold onto forever.
liquid hand soap goop, $18.50 Extra moisturizing for a cook’s hands.
lotion goop, $16.50
Joule: Sous Vide by ChefSteps Chefsteps, $199
Never under- or overcook a steak, chicken, chop,
or fish again—this little gadget guarantees a
perfectly prepped protein every time.
LIME WOOD HOTEL Cooking Classes Lime Wood Hotel, Starting at $250
classes, on-site gardens, and gorgeous English
countryside accommodations. : gourmet cooking
malle w trousseau
oyster shucking set goop, $92 The gift of a safe shuck.
Pasta Roller ABC Carpet & Home, $120 Takes practice, but once mastered,
the fresh pasta is so worth it.
glass teapot goop, $35 Makes the whole process
CULTIVATE & EAT Japanese
Greens Growing Kits Rare Device, $9 Chose from Shungiku (Chrysanthemum
Greens), Shiso (Japanese Basil), and
Wasabina (Mustard Greens)—or better
yet, pick up all three.
Roe Caviar gift Set Roe, $100-$150
Sustainably farmed Sturgeon caviar delivered with gift
box and mother-of-pearl tasting spoon.
Honey Sauce –
Hot Honey Bee Local, $11.95 When honey met
BBQ School Brisket University, $69 Send them back to school
and reap the benefits come
SARAH KERSTEN POTTERY
2 Quart Vegetable
Fermentation JarSarah Kersten, $175 DIY Kimchi.
- TAKENAKA Lunch Bento Box The Grommet, $30 No more sad desk lunches.
nourished journal Nourished Journal, $45
interviews, and more.
lucky peach magazine
subscription Lucky Peach, $28/year The OG of indie gourmet mags.
Raw Food Phaidon, $40 A beloved discovery from
- DAVIDSON BROTHERS Florida Rainbow Davidson Brothers, $52.95 A sampling of Florida’s freshest citrus.
clare crespo 2017 hurray
today calendar goop, $25 Includes fun facts (like Dolly Parton’s b-day)
for every month in addition to color-happy,
LEAVES & FLOWERS
Wellness Tea Quitokeeto, $35 Immune-system boosting
and really delicious.
haven’s kitchen cooking classes Haven’s Kitchen, Starting at $125
Class themes range from Basic Knife
Skills to Noodles from Around the World.
moon juice Mixed Sachet Box goop, $30
Smoothies aren’t the
same without it.
OK Stainless Steel
Page Holder OK Store, $35 Simple, but so useful—they’ll
wonder how they ever cooked
Tortilla Press Shed, $120 Pro-level tortillas every time.
Mouth Pickles every month Mouth, $48/month
Four jars of gourmet pickles every month—
that’s kind of a big dill.
Stories + Objects
Île De Ré Sel De Mer Gift Set goop, $150 A set of two hand-harvested sea salts from
Île de Ré: one for cooking, one for finishing. Bonus points for the gorgeous hand-thrown porcelain jars.
Gifts for the Philanthropist
PLANT A SCHOOL GARDEN:
Established in 2010 by Alice Waters, ESYP’s mission is to incorporate edible education into the core curriculum of every school in the country. From classrooms where kids learn about food, to gardens where kids learn how to grow their own, to kitchens where kids learn how to cook what they grow—ESPY is dedicated to making food education as basic as reading or arithmetic. The demonstration hub for the Edible Schoolyard learning lab is in Berkeley, where the one-acre organic garden and kitchen classroom is incorporated into the curriculum of the city’s urban public middle school, Martin Luther King, Jr.
FEED A FAMILY:
Meals on Wheels and New York Cares serve thousands of meals this time of year, and have plenty of great volunteer opportunities for large groups and families. For an approach that deals with more systemic issues associated with hunger, we are continually in awe of the work at L.A. Kitchen and Groceryships.