2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Tools for the Cook

Local kitchen-centric gifts for aspiring chefs
Ali Brownrigg  |   December 2013   |  FROM THE PRINT EDITION
Show some state pride: The oven-friendly ceramic Washington state plate

Set a festive table with an oven-friendly ceramic Washington state plate (pictured above), $80, made on Orcas Island by the Corbé Co. (online only, corbecompany.com).


The S’mores Kit, $25, from Ballard’s Hot Cakes (5427 Ballard Ave. NW; 206.420.3431; getyourhotcakes.com) comes complete with all you need for a fireside treat: homemade graham crackers, marshmallows and a bar of smoked chocolate.


Hand-forged in Ballard,  a pan from Blu Skillet will have the home chef in your life dancing for joy. Ten-inch French skillet ($185), Blu Skillet Ironware (bluskilletironware.com).


Explore the flavors of India with the u holiday gift set from Shanik restaurant, which includes a masala dhaba spice tin and a signed copy of the Vij’s at Home: Relax, Honey cookbook, $85, at Shanik (South Lake Union, 500 Terry Ave. N; 206.486.6884; shanikrestaurant.com).