One for Them, One for You

Introducing Tasting Table's Holiday Gift Guide

Recipe: Add one Sony Xperia Tablet Z: Kitchen Edition ($550) to a pot of boiling water. Have mind blown by its waterproof abilities and slim good looks. Remove from bath and take a look at all the food apps the thing is loaded with. This is one thing we chose for the Make section of our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. You'll probably want to check out the rest.

Buying gifts for other food-minded folks can be tricky. But our crack team of hungry elves has tirelessly searched out the wares of artisanal goods makers, checking in with dealers in cocktail paraphernalia and sniffing out the latest from purveyors of gadgets, gastro-gear and covetable kitchenware.

Pallarès Solsona Cleaver (top) | Le Creuset Heritage Fry Pan (bottom)

This week, we're unveiling our gifts for people who like to roll up their sleeves and get in the kitchen: From a gorgeous handcrafted cleaver ($180) that will make you look better at whatever you're doing, to a throwback Le Creuset frying pan patterned from a vintage design ($130), these are gifts for expert cooks–and people who like to look like expert cooks.

Check out Tasting Table's Gift Guide for the rest of our holiday picks. Just try to resist the temptation to keep them all for yourself. Your food-nerd friends will thank you.