When I was considering what gift guides I wanted to share with you all this month, I knew that I wanted to dedicate one to the home chef. Since many of us have been spending more time at home the past few years, and some of us have become quite the baker or home chef, I decided why not share a gift guide with a few of the favorite things that I like to have around the kitchen.
For those of you who have been following along here for awhile now, you’ll already know that I’ve been sharing quite a bit more food content over the past few years, so I’m sure the selections for this gift guide won’t come as a surprise. Enjoy!
Marble and Brass Cheese Board (West Elm) // Marble & Brass Cheese Knives (West Elm) // Duralex Glass Mixing Bowls Set of 10 (Crate and Barrel) // Multi-Pack Towels in Lemon Yellow (Williams Sonoma) // Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast Iron Round Oven in Nectar (Williams Sonoma)
Marble and Brass Cheese Board
So I received this cheese board as a gift a few months back, and not only is it a substantial cheese board (its very heavy!) but it’s beautiful too. I’ve created several charcuterie boards, including the most recent Europe Home of Cheese Charcuterie Tasting Board, that I shared about recently. It’s definitely a worthwhile piece to have in your kitchen, and it looks so beautiful on your counter top in-between uses.
Mable & Brass Cheese Knives
If you plan on making a thing of charcuterie or cheese boards both for personal enjoyment and for entertaining guests, it’s definitely a good idea to have a set of cheese knives on hand.
Duralex Glass Mixing Bowls
I’ve had my set of glass mixing bowls for well over 10 years now, and let me tell you, if you take care of them well, they really will last you for years to come. I’ve used them as mixing bowls, to display fruit, as pinch bowls when I’ve measured out different ingredients and need to photograph them for a recipe post, and I’ve also used them on some of my larger charcuterie boards. (They work well for a marinated goat cheese in olive oil, olives, dips and more.)
Multi-Pack Towels (Lemon Yellow)
We tend to go with either lemon yellow or grey kitchen towels, and Williams Sonoma has been our go-to for kitchen towels for years. We just recently picked up on of their grey sets, and last year we were all about the lemon yellow set which is currently on sale, so I’d check them out!
Le Creuset Signature Enamel Cast Iron Round Oven (Nectar)
Investing in a Le Creuset is one of the best things you’ll ever do for a home chef. Several years ago we bought the oval in yellow for my mom and we even featured it at our Lemon Inspired Soiree over the summer. It travels well (we brought it to Highlands, NC and back again) and it’s so beautiful both on your stove top or as a serving dish on your table.