15 Gourmet gifts for guests

Dec 7, 2009 at 7:31 p.m. ET

If you're hosting a party, gourmet kitchen accessories help you make a to-die-for party menu. But supercool kitchen gadgets also make stunning parting gifts for your foodie guests once the party's over.

Christmas Party Gifts

Starfrit eight-Piece Alternative Cookware Set

Get cooking with this eco-friendly chemical-free die-cast Alternative Cookware set made of 99 percent recycled aluminum that can be used on all stovetops, including induction. The nonstick cookware's extra-thick base never warps, buckles or bends, and it evenly delivers heat for perfectly cooked food that tastes great and is healthy for the environment.

From: www.Starfrit.com
Retail: $120 for eight-piece set

Green Cooking Pot Specialty Red Apple Cooking Pot

All of the eco-friendly enamel-coated cookware from Green Cooking Pots is brightly colored and gorgeous, but the company's Specialty Cast Iron Red Apple Cooking Pot is simply delicious. Free of chemicals and eco-crafted to absorb and distribute heat evenly, this red 2.5-quart apple-shaped novelty pot can simmer soups, braise meats or vegetables, or even bake bread -- all of which you can serve at your next gathering. Safe for stovetop and oven use, the Red Apple Cooking Pot can also sit on the kitchen counter as gourmet décor. It's a great gift for a gourmet foodie.

From: www.GreenCookingPots.com
Retail: $67

Ergo Chef and Guy Fieri Knives

The Knuckle Sandwich Series from ErgoChef and celeb chef Guy Fieri includes an 8-inch chef knife with crisscross crusher and 5.5-inch utility knife, which Fieri nicknamed the "Dragon Dagger." Both chef-sharp knives are forged and feature black and red handles with a flame-wave design (oh so Guy), and blades etched with the "Guy Fieri Knuckle Sandwich" logo. Ergo Chef knives are made of high-carbon German stainless steel for long edge life, durability and stain resistance and include a quick garlic-and-nut crusher on the grip. Any kitchen king deserving of a gourmet gift will love these stately knives.

From: www.ergochef.com

Retail: $76 for chef's knife; $45 for utility knife

Ingrid Hoffmann three-piece Cutlery Set with Case by Furi

Sporting a more feminine look, the Ingrid Hoffman Three-Piece Cutlery Set is as stylish as it is useful. Sort of like "knives for dummies," the stainless steel set includes a 4-inch paring knife that reads "peel," 5-inch serrated utility knife that reads "slice" and 6-inch Santoku knife that reads "chop."

From: www.HSN.com
Retail: $24.90

Simplehuman Sink Caddy

God knows you don't want to be stuck in the kitchen forever doing party cleanup after a big event. The stylish stainless steel Simplehuman Sink Caddy helps make clean up a bit easier by keeping cleaning tools at arm's length without worry of the caddy crashing into the sink. Any true gourmet can recognize the beauty there.

From: www.simplehuman.com
Retail: $16.99

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