What Did Santa Bring?
OK, someone has to do it... start a thread on what folks got gifted in the realm of Cookware and Chow.
I got a heavy (12-pound) vintage saute, Julia Child's "MAFC", and James Beard's "American Cookery". I'm interested in what others are excited about having received.
Well, I got the usual W-S gift certificate, which is super nice. But, what really got me wasn't cookware - my sister got me a gift certificate for my local BUTCHER!! Woohoo - this guy ONLY deals with prime, and I'm talking the stuff pros get. Visions of meat dancing in my head.
I'm thinking not many of my co-workers will reply "meat" when asked what they got for Christmas - ha!
Mrs. ricepad wanted to get me a yanagiba, but didn't know what I wanted, so she's gonna let me pick one! So many choices....
5.5 quart Le Creuset Dutch oven. It was a second from Marshall's, and I can't quite tell if it's flame or red. Love it all the same though.
What to Cook and How to Cook It. Gorgeous book with impeccable design, more inspirational than educational.
Williams Sonoma gift card, which is going towards a Cuisinart 3 cup food processor (can't justify a big one, I use my immersion blender for soup and the like).
And my gift to myself, Pyrex mixing bowls. Nice step up from plastic bowls from Ikea.