Food editor Kristen Eppich shares what’s on her wish list this year.
All I want for Christmas is a big, magical meal shared with family and friends. But since I’m the one who will be cooking the feast, I wouldn’t mind being treated to a few of these fabulous food-related items as well. Here are 10 things on my wish list that any foodie would be happy to find under the tree.
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A stylish apron can make you feel great and look (somewhat) put together any time you’re in the kitchen. I love that this one is made specifically for a woman’s body, and is flattering on all shapes and sizes.
Products: Wrap Apron, $75
We all have our banged up, well-loved cook and bakeware — but we all need a piece that’s beautiful, cherished and one we wouldn’t splurge on for ourselves, too. This beautiful, white handmade casserole dish is that piece.
The Waldorf Astoria Cocktail Book is a timeless tome of cocktail classics. With some recipes original to the Waldorf, and some standards, it’s a perfect gift for cocktail drinkers and those who appreciate a little bit of nostalgia.
Japanese knives are the perfect combination of beauty and utility. They’ll also last you a lifetime. The Masakage Kumo Petty 150mm, which makes slicing small things a breeze, is at the top of my list.
I love this cheeky tea towel that could easily double as art in the kitchen.
Products: Equal tea towel, $24
Don’t show up with just any bottle of wine this season — show up with a bottle from
Bachelder. It’s the first and only Canadian wine to ever receive four stars in the famous Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book of 2017. This is a big deal and one that deserves a toast!
This one’s for the true foodie. A French classic, the copper bowl is the key to perfect meringues, whipped cream and hollandaise. It’s the kind of item you don’t let the kids use.
Acadian Sturgeon Caviar is the ultimate hostess gift or stocking stuffer. It can be shipped to you within 24 hours of your order, so makes a great last-minute gift that still feels special.
I’m normally a strong drip coffee kind of person, but this year the Starbucks Chili Mocha has hooked me (double tall, no whip, low foam, half sweet, extra spicy) — so a Starbucks gift card is always a welcome sight.
Photographed by Michael Graydon and Nikole Herriott, who are good friends of The book is a collection of dinners meant to be shared with friends and loved ones in celebration. (Bonus: giving this gift will earn you an invite to one of those dinners). House & Home, Dinner at the Long Table is the debut cookbook of Brooklyn restaurateur Andrew Tarlow and Diner Journal editor Anna Dunn.