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Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Serious Cook

Whether you are giving to a serious cook - or you are a serious cook - here are some of our staff's favorite items.

Photo credit: Eva Baughman
The Cook's Cook Staff

The Cook's Cook Staff

This week in our Holiday Guide, The Cook’s Cook shares not only some of our favorite items, but also two special recipes.

Alexander Cakes, pictured above, are a Latvian pastry first created over 100 years ago. It is a richly flavored cake, deserving to be savored slowly, perhaps with a cup of fine coffee. Our gratitude to contributing editor Eva Baughman for sharing her family recipe with us.

The second recipe is for bulgogi, a Korean dish using thin pieces of sirloin and a delightful combination of Korean spices. Preparing the meat for this dish is an excellent use of the electric food slicer we’ve included in this week’s Guide.