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Rory Macdonald, author of Bake: Breads, Cakes, Croissants, Kouign Amanns, Macarons, Scones, Tarts, will provide the baker in your life instruction on making a lot of dough and getting it right, from croissants to desserts.
$17.98, rizzoliusa.com or your favorite bookseller
Syosaku’s 7-inch santoku chef knife is a versatile workhorse thanks to its adeptness at dicing, slicing and mincing. The wide and rounded magnolia wood handle feels comfortable in the hand.
While 300 bucks might seem like a lot to pay for a toaster, the Balmuda uses steam to transform an ordinary slice of bread into something wonderful. Compact in size, it also works as a counter oven for baking cookies, reheating frozen food and more. Its smart looks have earned it design awards.
$299.95, Williams Sonoma or moma.org