Eat & DrinkFeaturesThe Giving Season


By Debbie AndersonNovember 25, 2021No Comments

Photos by 360 West staff and courtesy of the makers

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, 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.


Our Goldtouch nonstick pans make us feel like a professional, even with our marginal skills. Give the baker in your life some deserved upgrades. Muffin pan, $27.95; cake pan, $22.95 to $39.95, Williams Sonoma

Smithey Ironware’s carbon steel oval roaster is inspired by the artistry of blacksmiths. Hand-forged, it’s durable but lightweight.

$275, Central Market

If you haven’t added a pellet grill to your arsenal, now is the time. Traeger’s Timberline 1300 Wood Pellet WiFi Grill is high-tech but still delivers old-fashioned wood-fired flavor.

$2,199.99, Ace Hardware (free delivery and assembly available)

Known best for aluminum alloy serving pieces in silver, Beatriz Ball takes a turn with the Sierra Kioto line in a textured champagne gold finish. And, yes, it’s oven- and freezer-friendly and dishwasher safe.

Medium platter, $91, P.S. The Letter, Jordan Taylor & Co.

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

The classic Georgian tumbler lives on in these festive re-creations. The honeycomb design at the base feels good and looks smart, too.
$20 each, Wrare


Ace Hardware Multiple locations,

Central Market Chapel Hill Shopping Center, 4651 West Freeway, Fort Worth, 817-989-4700; Shops at Southlake, 1425 E. Southlake Blvd., 817-310-5600;

Jordan Taylor & Co. Shops of Southlake, 1275 E. Southlake Blvd., 817-251-6303,

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams The Shops at Clearfork, 5001 Ozona Blvd., Fort Worth, 682-312-6220,

P.S. The Letter 2100 Hulen St., Fort Worth, 817-731-2032,

Williams Sonoma University Park Village, 1620 S. University Drive, Fort Worth, 817-334-0009; Southlake Town Square, 172 State St., 817-416-5932;

Wrare The Shops at Clearfork, 5266 Marathon Ave., Fort Worth, 817-885-8881,