Does the foodie in your life eat food from around the world? Perhaps she’d like one of these gadgets in the kitchen
1. Spanish Paella Pan and Ingredients
Paella is the national dish of Spain. It’s a complex dish of rice, safron, seafood, chicken, rabbit, and other meats. Each region has their own specialty and there’s always a party when the paella pan comes out. This gift set includes a paella pan as well as a selection of Spanish ingredients to start the paella party.
2. Sushi Kit
This sushi kit has everything you need to make and eat sushi, That is everything but the actual rice, nori, and fish. It has the wooden bowl for prepping the rice, the rolling mat, and service set.
Sushi making also requires a good set of knives for precision cutting. This set of sushi knives are hand made in Japan, yet still affordable.
3. Indian Thali Set
Meals in India are often served as a series of small dishes. These are served on platters with different containers or compartments. This thali server has an intricate pattern and several dishes to elegantly serve a meal.
4. Party Size Brick Pizza Oven
This pizza oven is great for parties and families that can never agree on toppings. It’s got an earthenware dome with multiple openings that let each person create their own personal sized pizza and watch it bake. Think of it as an Italian fondue pot.
5. German Spetzle Maker
Spetzle is a small dumpling-like noodle that is very popular in Germany. This tool works great for making spetzle, but can also be used for mashed potatoes, apple sauce, and other similar foods where you want a smooth consistency without lumps.
6. Electric Arepas Maker
An arepa is a dish made of corn and is popular in both Colombia and Venezuela. It is similar to the the Salvadoran pupusa. This arepa maker by Oster allows you to cook 6 of these at the same time. Epicurious.com has a great recipe for Columbian Arepas:
These tasty cornmeal cakes can be found grilled, baked, or fried in several Latin American countries. We love this Colombian version—the outside fries up crisp and golden, while the cheesy middle stays wonderfully moist. They can be eaten as a side dish or paired with hot chocolate for an afternoon snack.
Read the full recipe: Columbian Arepas – Epicurious.com
7. Persian Electric Samovar Tea Service
This electric samovar serves tea the Persian way. There are two pots, the one on top holds a concentrated tea, while the one below holds hot water. Pour some of the concentrated tea into your cup and then dilute it to your satisfaction.
8. Polish Pierogi
Poland, like France, is a country where people really know food. One can stop at a wayside inn in the country or at a modest restaurant in a working-class city neighborhood and be served a meal worth remembering. This pierogi tray is sturdy and makes 6 of the dumplings at a time. You can also use it for making potstickers and other similar dumplings.
9. Turkish Coffee Set
Turkish coffee is strong. Real strong. It’s so strong, the grinds have their own psychic powers. This set includes the coffee pot and two cups. Just remember, don’t drink that last sip.
10. Stainless Steel Chinese Hot Pot
Many of the items on this list encourage family-style dining. This Chinese hot pot is no exception.
In the winter season, when chilly temperatures and frigid winds prevail over the land, people like to eat food that instantly warms their bodies and lifts their spirits. For that, the hot pot is a delicious and hearty choice. Families or groups of friends sit around a table and eat from a steaming pot in the middle, cooking and drinking and chatting. Eating hot pot is not a passive activity: diners must select morsels of prepared raw food from plates scattered around the table, place them in the pot, wait for them to cook, fish them out of the soup, dip them in the preferred sauce, and then eat them hot, fresh, and tender. They can also ladle up the broth from the pot and drink it.
Chinese Hot Pot – Chinatown Connection