We are sliding into home with our last person to shop for this season. Do you have anyone who is the cook of the house? The person who literally makes most of the meals and they are always looking for the perfect vessel to cook their food in? If so consider these items:
Gifts for The Chef
5 and 1/4 deep dutch oven: This enamel coated dutch oven is beautiful to look at, but even better to cook with. It’s similar to the other dutch ovens, but its sides are higher to protect you from splashes or pops, and overflows. And because the sides are higher, the base is actually narrower. So it takes up less room on your stove top. And you may be thinking, does she have one? Yes, yes I do! I got mine in deep teal and I LOVE IT! If I have to have two dutch ovens going at once, I pop this one on along with my 7.25 qt dutch oven because the deep dutch oven allows me the room to do so. And of course it’s really pretty! But remember, you’ll want to use a wooden utensil or silicone coated utensils when stirring or ladling so you don’t scratch the enamel.
Balti dish- This is a 3 quart cast iron enameled bowl with handles. You can cook with it on the stove top, but also place it in the oven as well. Just depends on what you are cooking. The chef could make curries in it or Mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, or even roasted veggies. The options are limitless.
Silicone handle grippers- To complete these two items, consider grabbing the silicone grippers to protect their hands when these two cast iron products get a little too warm or hot to handle. You can keep them on while the dutch oven or Balti dish is on the stove top, but if you transfer them into the oven, take the grippers off.
Well, there you have it. These are some of the items that can be found at Le Creuset to help you shop for the entertainer, baker, coffee & tea drinker, and chef in your life. Le Creuset has an outlet in Monroe, OH where the staff can help you find your perfect gift. And trust me they will help, after all they helped me find all my current pieces. And full disclosure, their items are best cast iron or stoneware that I’ve added to my kitchen.
Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!