Michael Schwartz

Holiday Gift Guide

2023 Gift Guide

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2022 Gift Guide

La Boite Spices

La Boite Spices

“Lior Lev Sercarz is about as passionate as you get. And it shows in his spices and spice blends, which are addictive.”

Lynx Grills

Lynx Grills

“Lynx has been a partner for many years. Not only do they make arguably the best home-use gas grills on the market, but they make a great pizza oven and also do complete outdoor kitchen design and outfitting.”

Roccbox: Portable Pizza Oven

Roccbox: Portable Pizza Oven

“Pizza making at home is easier than ever with better results than ever. If you are not fortunate enough to have a wood oven in your home, grab one of these! There are many on the market, but I find this one to be the best.”

MÄNNKITCHEN PEPPER CANNON

MÄNNKITCHEN PEPPER CANNON

“Is it expensive? Yes. Is it hands down, the best pepper mill ever? YES! Just be sure you love cracked pepper. And stock up on whole peppercorns because you won't believe how fast you’ll go thru it.”

Rancho Gordo Beans ​

Rancho Gordo Beans ​

“Anything Rancho Gordo, please! They have terrific gift boxes and an amazing monthly bean club which will provide endless bean fun for all.”

Milk Street peeler

Milk Street peeler

“$20 may seem expensive for a kitchen peeler. Until you try this one. I love that it comes with a replacement blade to swap out once the original blade becomes dull.”

Island Creek Tinned Fish

Island Creek Tinned Fish

“Island Creek, known for growing and curating the best oysters on the east coast, now has a line of tinned fish. All are of outstanding quality and have brilliant packaging. I particularly like the pickled mussels.”

Jacobsen Salt Travel Packs

Jacobsen Salt Travel Packs

“If you’re like me, you may be reluctant to ask your waiter in a posh restaurant for salt. Jacobsen travel tins are a must-have! They fit in your pocket and come in handy so so often.”

Takii Umami Powder

Takii Umami Powder

“I absolutely love this umami bomb. Made from mushrooms, it's vegan and a great alternative to other broth bases. Added to sauces, sprinkled on grilled meat, or mixed with boiling water to make a flavorful broth. You cannot go wrong.”