2022 Holiday Gift Guide

2022 Holiday Gift Guide

The end of year is upon us and, like me, people are scrambling to get gifts together because it snuck up much too quickly. To help out with your last-minute (which really should have been last-month) gifts, here are some ideas to guide you in the right direction.

For the casual home cook, a stainless steel santoku or shorter gyuto is a great starter knife. It allows for slight neglect---if you happen to leave it on the board without cleaning, it won't rust nearly as quickly---and can withstand some abuse. They don't get as sharp as carbon steels do but are still quite nice!

For a more experienced cook/chef, a carbon steel knife might be more suited. They get sharper, tend to be thinner, and have a great feel to them.

For those who like to sharpen their own knives, or are wanting to learn, I still have quite a few stones available, with 1000 grit being a good starting block.

For the sushi chef, I have a good assortment of single-bevel knives for fish butchery and preparation.

For the person who likes to grill, I still have Konro Grills available from Kaginushi Kogyo. They are perfect for yakitori, vegetables, and even steaks.

New to this year, aside from the grills, are aprons from Medium Rare Chef Apparel. I have three styles to choose from and are very stoked to have them.

If all else fails, or you're still not sure what to get, order a gift card. They're good for a great assortment of denominations and can be redeemed at a later time. That way you can be sure they like what they get!

Also, don't forget that I do knife sharpening. So if you want to start your new year with your own sharp knives, send a message. Do be mindful that sharpening prices will increase slightly in the new year. Thank you for your understanding and support.

I hope this helps you in your gift searching journey and I hope to hear from you all in the new year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!