$75 and over gifts for food lovers and cooks
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Beautiful tools( Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times / November 30, 2012 )
Double-lid Donabe rice cooker
Naoko Moore of Echo Park brings in Japanese clay pots from the 180-year-old producer Nagatani-en in Iga, Japan. They're made of heavy clay and have a double lid that captures the steam. Rice cooked in this pot comes out perfect, each grain absolutely distinct, the way it is in a great risotto.
$120 to $325 at Toiro at http://www.toirokitchen.com