Top Chef season 15 premieres tonight at 10/9c, which is an early holiday gift for the show's food loving-fans. But, the biggest Top Chef fanatics won't be happy with their holiday loot unless they find a great set of knives in their stockings, or a spice collection to rival Padma Lakshmi's wrapped up in a bow.
Below, check out gifts that will satisfy the craving of any aspiring Top Chef contestant — or just please the palate of anyone who really, really loves the show.
Feu de Bois — Ski House Candle
The latest season of Top Chef was filmed in Colorado. Help your friend set the tone at her viewing party with this cozy candle. We swear, it smells like an actual ski house in the snow-covered mountains.
Sfoglini Trumpets Pasta
This frilly, horn-shaped pasta has been approved by Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio. In fact, it's what he serves at his Manhattan restaurant, Riverpark.
The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs: An Essential Guide to the Flavors of the World
Padma's intriguing book will keep the rabid foodie curled up by the fireplace and reading all winter long. The A-to-Z guide to the history of spices and herbs is illustrated with gorgeous photos, and also gives practical tips on how to use the spices.
Fabulous Foodie Ultimate Spice Collection Gift Set
It would just be cruel to gift someone with Padma's tantalizing book without also giving them a few spices. This globally inpsired set has everything from Sonoma Pepper to Jamaican Jerk BBQ.
Bringing it Home: Favorite Recipes From a Life of Adventurous Eating
Top Chef judge Gail Simmons shares her favorite recipes from around the world in this charming cookbook. It's a must-have for your coworker who loves to cook up family feasts. Plus, there's a recipe for Christmas Brisket Fried Rice in here. Yum!
Party On! Lacquered Wooden Tray
Gail's book has a whole section devoted to recipes for party snacks. Present this pretty tray alongside the book — and hope your pal uses it to serve you some snacks the next time you stop by her place.
Tattly Festive Temporary Tattoo Set
Tattoos are almost as prevalant as clogs and aprons in the chef community. This holiday season, give the gift of a little (temporary) ink with Tattly's hand-drawn designs.
Smart Planet CDM—1 Corn Dog Maker
Here's a fun fact about Graham Elliot: the Top Chef judge is the culinary director of Lollapalooza. At the music fest, fans jostle to get close to the main stages — and also to get a bite of Elliot's famous lobster corn dogs, which are the hit of Lollapalooza's "Chow Town" food court each year.
Cusinart Classic Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream, and Sorbet Maker
The natural-born foodie might sample fare from several chefs on any given day. (Japanese for lunch and dinner at that hot new Cuban spot? But of course!) With an in-house sorbet maker, your well-fed friend will be able to cleanse her palate quickly — and deliciously.
Top Chef 9 Piece Cutlery Set
Decked with the Top Chef logo, this nine-piece set will save you from losing any sudden-death challenges. Even if that challenge is simply to get a complicated breakfast strata on the table before your guests wake up on Christmas morning.
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