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For the passionate baker: A hand-turned walnut pastry wheel

December 11, 2012|By S. Irene Virbila | Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic
  • From the father-daughter team of Herriott Grace, a hand-turned pastry wheel in any of three hardwoods. The stainless steel blade has a slight crimp.
From the father-daughter team of Herriott Grace, a hand-turned pastry… (Herriott Grace )

I've been following the beautiful kitchenware made by the father-daughter team of Herriott Grace  practically since they started working together four years ago. Lance Herriott is a woodworker and lives in Victoria, Canada. His daughter Nikole has her studio in Toronto, where she styles and photographs the wood pieces he makes from salvaged, chemical-free wood.

I covet just about everything in their online shop. If you're looking for a special gift for a passionate baker, consider their pastry cutter with a large 2.5-inch stainless-steel blade with  a slight crimp and a hand-turned handle in ebony, black walnut or mahogany ($72). It's an object of beauty. Or the lovely walnut cake pedestal they made to celebrate the fourth birthday of their shop. There are beautiful wooden rolling pins ($70 to $100), spoons and scoops, and -- who could resist? -- cloud cookie cutters  (now sold out, but more coming).

A gift certificate to Herriott Grace would delight any serious home cook or baker.


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