- For years, achieving the perfect edge-to-edge doneness of sous-vide cooking meant shelling out close to a $1,000 for a commercial-grade circulator. Thanks to the technique's new-found popularity, low-cost alternatives are now available ... or almost avail
- Sous-vide cooking does have its limitations, but gadget-tinkerer and cocktail whiz Dave Arnold—of NYC's Booker and Dax—is working to solve one of them, with a blowtorch. To add that tasty Maillard-induced crust to steaks prepared sous-vide, Arnold develop
- This hand-spun pewter cocktail shaker is just the thing for food lovers who more than dabble in cocktails. Produced in northern Italy, this $349 heirloom is worthy of a life-long place on the bar. [
- Up your friends' salt game this holiday season with this elemental offering from Best Made Co. Flaky sea salt from Jacobsen Salt Co. sits atop a minimalist plinth turned from American cherry wood. A quarter pound of the precious salt is included in this $
- A welcome alternative to the ubiquitous Bialetti moka pot, the Aldo Rossi-designed La Cupola Espresso Maker is a sleek addition to any kitchen. It is now available from the gift shop at Philip Johnson's legendary Glass House for $105. [
- Indulge your friends with one of the obsessed-over chocolate bars from Brooklyn's Mast Brothers. The Crown Maple Chocolate Bar, a 70% cacao concoction that includes syrup from "the majestic sugar and red maple trees of the Hudson River Valley," goes for $
- For the friend who goes all out for Oktoberfest, there's this authentic folding table set from Munich's legendary Hofbräuhaus. The set, made in Germany and now available from Madison, Wis. antiques dealer Unearthed, runs $390. [
- NYC spice emporium Kalustyan's boasts more than "4,000 variety of spices, herbs, sweets, coffee, tea and healthy snacks" sourced from more than "70 countries." A gift certificate to this palace of flavors makes shopping for obscure ingredients a breeze, e
- For the Mexican-obsessed chef without a reliable supply of corn tortillas, this $50 cast-iron tortilla press makes the fresh, authentic versions easy, churning out tortillas of uniform thickness in a fraction of the time it would take using a rolling pin.
- Brothers Eli and Max Sussman joined forces again for a second cookbook, the modestly titled Best Cookbook Ever. Aimed at recipes for easy and memorable entertaining, the book takes influence from the brothers' experiences at Mile End and Roberta's,
With the holiday season in full swing, now's the time to pick out a fitting holiday gift for that favorite host or hostess. From sous-vide circulators to folding furniture to heirloom-quality cocktail shakers, Eater and Negra Modelo have amassed ten of the most unique gifts for the food-obsessed people in your life. See them all, in the gallery above.
This gift guide is presented by Negra Modelo, makers of the remarkably smooth, full-flavored dark beer—the perfect accompaniment to any holiday gift.