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2017 Gift Guide: Kitchen + Foodie Gifts

by Kristina Gill

I have a different theme for my Christmas gifts each year, influenced heavily by what excited me the most during the year. This year it was all about personal journeys, cocktails, salty, spicy and sweet food, tools for the kitchen to help you explore new ways of cooking and help make your manual jobs easier — and they make cooking through the In the Kitchen With archives a breeze! I’ve chosen memoirs with recipes, small-batch food products, and kitchen tools that fall into the splurge category (but most are ones you will keep for many years, and maybe even pass down to others). But I thought I would start off with a print of a kitchen tool by Hugh Acheson because the proceeds go to Seed Life Skills, a non-profit group dedicated to empowering youth to be sustainable stewards of food and financial resources. —Kristina 

Sunbeam Olive Green MixMaster 8.5×11″ Print, $15


The Wellness Project, by Phoebe Lapine, $25

The Cooking Gene, by Michael W. Twitty, $28

My Soul Looks Back, by Jessica B. Harris, $25

L’Appart, by David Lebovitz, $27

3-Ingredient Cocktails, by Robert Simonson, $19


Just Date Syrup (Set of 3), $25



Vecchia Dispensa 10-Year Aged Balsamic Vinegar, $30 (with Acid Trip by Michael Harlan Turkell, +$30)

Bushwick Kitchen Threes Knees Spicy Trio: Bees Knees Spicy Honey, Trees Knees Spicy Maple, Weak Knees Gochujang Sriracha, $35

The Spice Mama Set: Fresh Popping Sweet Heat Cilantro, Bright Tangy Sweet Chili Tamarind, Rich Fiery Sweet Zinging Ginger, $30

Field Skillet cast iron skillet, available in two sizes #8 ($100) and #10 ($135)

Instant Pot Ultra 6 Qt 10-in-1 Multi-Use, $150


Joule Sous Vide, $179

Town Cutler 8.5” Carbon Steel Chef’s Knife, $380

KitchenAid ProLine 7-quart Stand Mixer, $599


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