Holiday celebrations and traditions are often defined by gifts and food. So how can you go wrong by combining the two? Kojo chats with guests who are immersed in the culinary world year round about the best cookbooks and kitchen gadgets to give and receive.
Best Kitchen Gifts And Gadgets For Chefs and Foodies
Sally Swift's Picks:
Bay Laurel tree. There's nothing like fresh bay leaves. They are beautiful plants and you can grow them outdoors here for most of the year. Bring the pot inside in December and January, and out they go again. Price: $21.99
Corn Zipper by Oxo. So much fun, we argue about who is going to be allowed to "zip" the corn. Price: $13.99
Oxo Box Grater. No messing around with this one -- it's not the box grater you used in your mum's house. This one is sharp! Price: $17.99
Derek Brown, co-owner of The Passenger and Columbia Room in Washington, D.C., breaks out the essential tools for mixing a martini cocktail. From a Japanese ice pick to a julep strainer to a chainsaw, you'll never make a martini the same way again.
How To Mix A Classic Gin Martini
Kojo gets a lesson in how to make a classic gin martini from acclaimed local bartender Derek Brown.
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