Hex Cutting Board by Jonah Takagi for Field, $85 at field-online.com This American Maple board, crafted by Amish woodworkers in northern Indiana, features angled edges that help users achieve the perfect chop.
M-Cuisine Stack Set from Joseph Joseph, $42 at josephjoseph.com Every busy home cook has nights when the microwave is the only feasible option. This cooking set perfects the microwaved meal, with three compartments—a main cooking pot, a steamer basket, and a griddle—that make it possible to prepare a multiple course feast at once, adding and subtracting elements as needed.
Cook & Serve Ovenproof Dishes by Jens Fager for Rig-Tig by Stelton, $85 for a set of three at scandinaviandesigncenter.com Eliminating the need to transfer dishes coming out of the oven to new serving pieces saves the home chef precious time. With a matte pastel color, these dishes can go straight to the table.
Calf's Leather Kitchen Apron by Malle w. Trousseau, $195 from store.dwell.com Handmade by French craftspeople, this buttery leather apron proudly wears nicks and stains. The luxurious accessory is a modern take on traditional blacksmith garb.
Chef's Towel from Snowe, $25 at snowehome.com As handy for wiping up spills as tying around the waist as a half apron, this machine washable towel, spun from Belgian linen in Italy, will be a cook's best friend.
Tosca White Basket from Yamazaki, $50 at unisonhome.com We like this versatile powder-coated steel basket as a storage container in the kitchen. Set it out on the counter with the ingredients for the night's meal, or fill it with fresh produce from the farmers' market.
Triangle Dinner Bell by Pat Kim Design, $60 at workof.com Avid chefs probably already have a wide array of cooking supplies, so why not try something different, like this classic instrument that will drive hungry guests to the dinner table with a bit of flair. The hand-bent steel triangle was crafted in Red Hook, Brooklyn.