By the authors of the comprehensive Italian recipe book, The Silver Spoon, this is an enchanting look at how Italian’s truly make the most of their summer. From the produce to the people to the regions and their various festivals, the book covers a lot. Chapters outline how food is eaten, from picnics to barbecues to light lunches, and the recipes are written in a short and succinct manner, but easily understood by anyone that knows their way around a kitchen. Even if you never use a recipe, it’s a beautiful book to have, but that would be a travesty, since there are some great recipes in here, and they’re beautifully photographed. If you know someone that has a weak spot for Italian, you could do a lot worse than get them Recipes from an Italian Summer as a gift.
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If you really, really want to spoil someone (who enjoys being in the kitchen) this holiday season, then here’s a rather special gift: the Wusthof knife set. Wusthof knives are used by professional chefs the world over because of their solid feel and sharp edge. Each knife is forged in Germany from one piece of high carbon steel to ensure extraordinary sharpness and easy maintenance.
This 9-piece set is from their Classic range, and includes a peeling knife, utility knife, serrated edge knife, bread knife, carving fork, carving knife, chefs knife, sharpening steel and the very handy kitchen shears. Then of course, the beautiful wooden knife block to store them in. The set & block is available at Chefs Warehouse for R4,800. Go on, spoil someone (or yourself) rotten.