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Old 12-19-2006, 09:29 PM   #1
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What to ask for for Christmas??

Hey guys :-D

Im turning 16 the day after x-mas and i need to make a list :-D

All ive thought of so far is dutch processed coacoa... dont laugh!

Ive already got like... a good 8 inch chefs knife, a good santoku knife, a good paring and serrated knife... a really nice all-clad saute pan... i cant think of anything else!!

are there any other like, cooking staples i should ask for? pleeeaasee help :)


In what restaurant does Chef Tony cook at...?
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Old 12-19-2006, 09:37 PM   #2
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An apron with your initials maybe or some oven mitts? Cook books would be great too. It all depends on what you like really. You have a good list so far!

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Old 12-19-2006, 10:10 PM   #3
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Here are some ideas of things I'd like to get as cooking gifts:

. a couple, three vanilla beans
. excellent vanilla
. fleur de sel (French sea salt)
. another probe thermometer (Taylor or Polder)
. another Thermapen instant read thermometer
. more ramekins for creme brulee

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Old 12-19-2006, 10:48 PM   #4
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I would give a sixteener a collection of cookie cutters. I would give a fondue set and a punch bowl. Maybe a George Foreman grill and a sandwich maker and a stirfry set. A king crab pot and sea shells. I would want a young person to have a spice set and a nut cracker. A cutting board, soup pot and soup mugs. A cake decorator and jello molds. Candy maker kit and a set of candles. A cookbook and a holiday scrapebook. A tailgate party outfitter and a king chili barrell. I would want my sixteener to have lots of fun.
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