A Holiday Wish List From Local Chefs

The pros weigh in with gift ideas that will surprise and delight your favorite food folk this year.

By: Anna Spiegel

This Le Creuset braising pot made the list of one local chef this year. Photograph by LeCreuset.com

Slideshow: A Holiday Wish List From Local Chefs 

What’s on the top of every chef’s holiday wish list this year?

“Down time!” says Bayou Bakery’s David Guas, speaking for every employed professional chef in the country. But unless you’re a big-hearted restaurant owner, the gift of freedom can be hard to give. So we asked top local toques like Graffiato chef-owner Mike Isabella and Cheesetique’s Jill Erber for the next best thing: products, gadgets, books, and other items that make busy days a little brighter. Consult the slideshow for ten ideas sure to please the fussiest foodie on your list.