2013 Gift Guide: Cook

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Irresistible and handy eco holiday gifts for the home cook or foodie in your life, from tools to treats.

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Cook Product Index

Bamboo Straws
No more throwaway disposable straws! Keep this set of six sturdy bamboo straws handy for reuse. $8 per set; bambuhome.com

Big Picture Farm Caramels
Organic, handmade goat’s milk caramels in a unique (and addictive!) variety of flavors, in a pretty wooden box, made by the Vermont Wooden Box Company. $12 and up, bigpicturefarm.com

Brika Tea Towels
Bring a touch of beauty into your kitchen: Each towel is hand-printed and handmade, with designs inspired by nature. $22; brika.com

Caldrea Juniper Laurel Mint
Limited edition holiday hand soap and dish soap, with a small wooden scrubber, in a zesty winter scent. Hand soap, $10.50; dish soap, $9; caldrea.com

Cutting Edge Med Honeycomb
Hand-crafted, sustainably harvested, honey-colored bamboo cutting board resists warping. $20.20; bambuhome.com

Daniolo Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Medium-fruity organic Greek olive oil made under fair trade working conditions is the perfect gift for anyone who loves to cook—and eat! From $15; abchome.com

Farm to Table Collection
If you can’t stop in to this renowned Chicago neighborhood cheese and wine shop, you can have a selection of delicious, small-batch, artisanal organic cheeses, with crackers and fruit, delivered to your door. From $89.99; pastoralartisan.com

Fonseca Terra Bella Organic Port
Fonseca was the first to launch 100 percent organic port—with a richly concentrated flavor of blackberries, plum and cherries—from land that had been organically farmed since 1992. $21.99, available nationwide.

Handcrafted Wood Measuring Cups and Spoons
Made in the U.S. from sustainable Virginia hardwoods (maple, cherry, birch, walnut). Up to $41; atomicgardenoakland.com

Imusa Lava Rock Molcajete & Pestle
Made from natural volcanic laval stone, this traditional Mexican kitchen staple is used to crush and grind whole spices and mix salsas and guacamole. It’s great as a serving bowl, too. $59; macys.com

Makers Hemp Denim Apron
with a few essentials that a home chef needs: conversion rules, tasting spoon, slotted spoon and spatula. All utensils made from USDA certified organic bamboo. $50 with tools, $40 without; bambuhome.com

Numi Organic Tea World of Tea Collection
A comprehensive gift for any tea lover, featuring organic teas from around the globe. $29.99; numitea.com

Organic Wines
Two terrific picks for your holiday table: Innovacion Shiraz Cab from Argentina and Paso a Paso Tempranillo from Spain, made with organic grapes. At Whole Foods stores.

The Nutribullet
Juicers and blenders are great, but this is something different. The Nutribullet breaks down ingredients entirely, so that they absorb readily. Also comes with a blade for milling grain, grinding herbs and chopping nuts. $119.95; nutribullet.com

Waxed Hardwood Rolling Pins
These beauties have been handmade in Vermont since 1944 and they will last a lifetime. $49-88; atomicgardenoakland.com

Wearever Pure Living Cookware
Featuring ceramic coating, and created without any toxins or chemicals, this cookware is free of PTOA, PTFE, cadmium and lead—a safe alternative to non-stick. $95.83; amazon.com

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