Top toque Anne Quatrano’s market mix (from nostalgic penny candy to Petrossian caviar) unites the kitchen dabbler with the experienced epicurean. Name your price, and the stellar staff will whip up a custom basket for every eater on your list.
Roaring Brook Dairy Cheesemaking Kit, $26
Last year your younger bro was caught growing something not so cultured. Channel that energy by getting him everything he needs to make a melty mozzarella topping for his munchies.
Matfer Bourgeat Apple Corer, $210
Granny’s fruit pies are the talk of the town. The dandy tool from a 19th-century Parisian kitchen equipment company will help her keep up with demand by uniformly slicing, peeling, and coring apples.
Cheese Serving Board, $45
For your 3,287th holiday fete, give a hostess gift you’d actually like to receive. A rustic cross section of a log combines to make one striking piece or eight individual wedges when pulled apart.
Nielsen-Massey Vanillas Extracts and Oils, $4-$7.50
Your little niece is becoming quite the baker — give her treats a fancy (and rare) flavor boost with pure rose and orange blossom water extracts.
Fran’s Chocolates Dark Chocolate Sauce, $9
Your yoga instructor’s discipline is admirable, but she’s been known to indulge her sweet tooth during the holidays. Make it worth her while with high-quality cocoa to drizzle over ice cream or berries.
Star Provisions, 1198 Howell Mill Road Northwest, Westside (404-365-0410 or starprovisions.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Star Provisions