15 Gourmet gifts for guests
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.