I use the following kitchen tools all the time whether I’m cooking or baking. In one way or another, I couldn’t cook without them—or at least I couldn’t cook with as much ease and grace as I do. If you are searching for a stocking stuffer or a little something to give to a friend or loved one who cooks, look no further. You can find many of these items at Sur la Table or Bed, Bath, and Beyond, except where noted.
The Japanese Woodworker in Alameda, CA or Hida Tool and Hardware in Berkeley.
lemon zester which makes curly zest with more texture.
Silicon spatula. I love these most when I am trying to get every last drop out of a mixing bowl. They work better than anything else. Period.
Tokyo Fish Market in Berkeley.