Wrapping up our Christmas wish list series is Head Chef Molly’s list of the best gifts for cooks! So for anyone looking to do
some last minute shopping with budding chefs in the family, this one’s for you.
1. Staub round cocotte / basil
Le Creuset eat your heart out (although we do love Le Creuset). Staub’s cast iron cocotte is the bee’s knees. It retains heat and moisture perfectly and will last you a lifetime. £315.
2. Yasuo Black Santoku knife 167mm
A Japanese knife is an essential piece of kit for anyone serious about their cooking. They’re lighter than western knives, are extremely sharp which means you can slice ingredients with very little effort and they don’t need sharpening that often. This one is the perfect all rounder and good place to start with a collection. £149.
3. Cross back apron with pockets
I love this Japanese-inspired minimalist apron. Not only does it look good, but it’s super comfy with really useful large pockets. This is definitely my apron of choice, both at home and at work. £25.
4. What’s for Dessert by Claire Saffitz
If you love a good pudding as much as I do, this is the recipe book for you. There are lots of make-ahead and no bake desserts, while still combining Claire’s trademark of dependable recipes with wow-factor ingredient combinations to create showstopping and viral-worthy recipes. £19.99.