Southwest Salt Set
Los Poblanos • $38
Anyone worth their salt (sorry) in the kitchen knowns why that idiom is still commonplace. It’s an indelible part of the cooking process, and finding only Morton’s in the cabinet simply won’t cut it. These salt blends will add some depth and flavor to any cook’s dishes.
Classic 8” Chef’s Knife
Henckels International • $55
Germans make some quality stainless steel, and stainless steel makes for some quality chef’s knives. It’s also fully forged, meaning it’ll feel great on the hand and you won’t have to worry about any blade/handle detachment issues.
30” Digital Electric Smoker
Masterbuilt • $170
Anybody who’s anybody is getting into the meat smoking game these days. Just ask your boy Mark Zuckerberg. For real though, smoking will open up a whole new world of meaty goodness in your culinary life, and thanks to this idiot-proof device from Masterbuilt, it requires a criminally minimal amount of knowhow/effort. Trust us, we tested it ourselves.
American Wagyu Gold Grade Bone-In Prime Rib
Snake River Farms • $399
Truth be told, this will in all likelihood go down as the most unnecessary thing you eat this year. But if the holidays aren’t the time to swing for the culinary fences on a dinner party showstopper like 10 pounds of American Wagyu slow roasted to succulent perfection, we don’t know what is.
7-Piece Cast Iron Set
Finex • $695
While a full set of matching cookware isn’t a prerequisite to being a gourmand, it certainly doesn’t hurt and sure looks good. This set from Finex comes with four seasoned pans in varying sizes, with two lids and a laser-cut cherry wood trivet.