Fancy food gift guide 2012: Splurgeworthy presents

These three distinctive items in our fancy food gift guide are worth the dough (and worthy of that special someone).

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  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Santa Fe Stoneworks bread knife from Mociun

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Nikka Taketsuru 12-Year Pure Malt

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Vintage Dansk pots

Photograph: Jessica Lin

Santa Fe Stoneworks bread knife from Mociun


New-to-the-U.S. Japanese whiskey, a turquoise bread knife and vintage Dansk pots top our list of lavish food gifts. Spoil your loved ones with the unique items from our fancy food gift guide this holiday season.

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Santa Fe Stoneworks bread knife
Sporting a gorgeous turquoise inlay, this one-of-a-kind knife adds another artisanal level to cutting through crusty handcrafted loaves. Available at Mociun, 224 Wythe Ave at North 4th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-387-3731, mociun.com). $114.

Nikka Taketsuru 12-Year Pure Malt
Starting this month, Japan’s Nikka distillery will offer its award-winning 12-year-old malt whiskey in the U.S. for the first time, ending Suntory’s monopoly of the exploding stateside market for Japanese hooch. Velvet-smooth, the blend of malts blooms richly on the palate, evolving from dry pepperiness to a creamy, caramel-like finish. Available at klwines.com. $60.

Vintage Dansk pots
Any aspiring Julia Child will appreciate one of these handsome out-of-production cooking vessels. Thanks to a collector—who has hundreds in store—you can find the enameled cast-iron pots at this culinary emporium. Available at Gourmet Guild Williamsburg, 110 Broadway between Bedford and Berry Sts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-388-7726). $75–400.


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