Sauce Gift Guide: $50 to $100
These are the gifts for loved ones with unparalleled taste. If they appreciate the glaze on a plate while out to dinner or notice the beauty in patinated hardware, they’ll adore these five presents almost as much as they do you.
1. De Buyer Swing Plus Mandolin
Know a type A cook? Chances are you do. Give them the tool to make perfectly sliced cucumbers and julienned carrots, and save them the Xanax they needn't take.
$100. Williams Sonoma, williams-sonoma.com
2. Fiesta Napkins
For the aesthetically minded designer host, we suggest Kim Seybert Fiesta Napkins. Pretty enough to frame for display, they feature shibori-style dye patterns and a bold, patterned edge.
Four-pack: $64. Sallie Home, salliehome.com
3. Springerle Cookie Molds
St. Louis' German-French history comes with cherished food traditions: rolling out strudel dough or baking Old World cookies like the delicate, anise-flavored Springerle. These holiday cookie molds will be cherished by the family baker.
Prices vary. Springerle Joy, springerlejoy.com
4. Culinary Torch
Not just for putting the finishing touches on creme brulee. Sear perfect steaks, bubble cheese on lasagna or caramelize, well, anything. This is a chef's tool of luxury.
$56. Kitchen Conservatory, kitchenconservatory.com
5. Kate Walter Hand-Painted Bowls or Platters
Local artist Kate Walter is churning out botanically inspired pottery based on her love of gardening. Gift these to someone who will cherish them enough to pass them along for generations.
Prices vary. Houska Gallery, houska.com
Maggie Pearson is a longtime contributor to Sauce Magazine.
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