Still looking for Christmas gifts? Got a chef or food lover in the family that is hard to shop for? Or maybe you’re just interested in what a world renowned chef would recommend for gifts this year? We’ve got answers! Chef Bruce Kalman gave us a list of must haves for this Christmas season.
#1: Hedley & Bennett Apron
If you’ve seen a picture of Chef Bruce Kalman, chances are he’s wearing a Hedley and Bennett Apron. This is a very thoughtful apron making company. You can buy an apron already made and ready to go or they will work with you to custom design an apron specifically to your taste and needs.
Shop ready made aprons at this link.
Shop custom design aprons at this link.
#2: Hepp’s Salt and Bruce Kalman spice blend collaboration
#3: Subscription to Good Eggs Delivery
Good Eggs is an organization that allows you to have local food shipped direct to your home or business. You can get eggs, produce, baked goods, snacks, and even flowers.
Good Eggs stands for integrity in the way we feed each other.
When you shop on Good Eggs you can trust that the farmers & foodmakers producing your food are just that – good eggs. They’re folks living and working in your area who care about quality, sustainability, and the welfare of their communities.
Shop Good Eggs at this link.
#4: Gift certificate to Grist & Toll
Grist & Toll is a very unique miller unique to Southern California. Milling is bit just their job, it’s their art and Chef Kalman suggests getting a gift certificate for your baker. You can also pre-order bread from them by emailing email@example.com or by calling (626) 441-7400
Follow this link to pre-order bread.
From their website:
WE SELECT OUR GRAIN BASED ON ITS PROVENANCE, BAKING QUALITIES AND FLAVOR PROFILE. TRULY SPECIAL WHEAT MAY BE AVAILABLE TO US IN SMALLER QUANTITIES, AND BECAUSE OF THIS WE MAY NOT ALWAYS HAVE THE SAME PRODUCT ASSORTMENT AVAILABLE. AS IS MOTHER NATURE’S WAY, THE SAME GRAIN GROWN IN THE SAME PLACE ONE YEAR LATER MAY NOT EXHIBIT THE EXACT SAME BAKING QUALITIES ACROSS THE BOARD. OUR FLOUR PAGES ARE HERE TO HELP YOU BECOME MORE FAMILIAR AND COMFORTABLE WITH USING FRESHLY MILLED FLOUR. BY GIVING YOU AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE ABOUT EACH FLOUR AND ITS BAKING PROPERTIES, WE ALSO HOPE TO GIVE YOU MORE CREATIVE POWER AS COOKS AND BAKERS.SOMETHING TO ALWAYS KEEP IN MIND: THE WHOLE GRAIN MILLING PROCESS MEANS THAT THE GERM AND BRAN HAVE BEEN GROUND INTO THE FLOUR AND REMAIN A PART OF ITS COMPOSITION, EVEN AFTER LIGHT OR HEAVY SIFTING. YOU WILL FIND, THEREFORE, THAT OUR FLOUR ABSORBS LIQUID A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY AND THE COLOR WILL NEVER BE TRULY WHITE, AS TINY SPECS OF THE BRAN AND GERM WILL ALWAYS BE VISIBLE.
WE PERFORM BAKING TESTS IN ADDITION TO LABORATORY TESTS SO THAT WE CAN ALERT YOU TO ANY SIGNIFICANT CHANGES THAT MAY BE NECESSARY IN COMMON RECIPES. BAKING WITH FRESH FLOUR IS DIFFERENT THAN USING COMMERCIAL BRANDS. PLEASE VISIT OUR CURRENT SELECTIONS PAGES FOR DETAILED BAKING INFORMATION.
THE MAJORITY OF THE FLOUR WE CREATE WILL COME FROM LOCALLY SOURCED, ORGANIC GRAIN. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO BRING TO YOU LIMITED EDITION OFFERINGS FROM NOT ONLY AROUND THE COUNTRY, BUT PERHAPS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. IF WE COME ACROSS SOMETHING TRULY SPECIAL, WE WON’T BE ABLE TO HELP OURSELVES. THERE’S A LOT OF GRAIN DIVERSITY OUT THERE AND WE INTEND TO EXPERIENCE AND SHARE WITH YOU AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
Grist and Toll was featured in this video from Tastemade.