Gift Guide Day 23

December 20, 2010

A Pizza Stone:

As any of my friends will tell you, I’m not much of an equipment freak; I was probably the last person in America to buy a food processor, and I’m still using some of my mother’s geriatric pots and pans. But every once in a while you come upon something that turns you into a better cook.

I’d put the pizza stone into that category.  A good one will make your oven heat more regularly and help the crusts on homemade bread and pizza become seriously crisp. And if you’re looking for a good present for a cook, this is one thing that many people both covet and lack.

I like the 14 by 16 inch rectangular stone from Old Stone Oven.  You can buy one just about anywhere, but if you’re in a mail order mood, Amazon will still send it off in time to bake a crisp loaf of bread for Christmas dinner.

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1 Comment

  • Lisa Mirecki says:

    This is a wonderful pizza stone! We make pizzas weekly on our stone and love it! Thanks for all your suggestions. It has been fun reading.
    I have devoured Tender at the Bone and Comfort Me with Apples and look forward to the rest of your collection. Reading your memoirs is effortless and inspirational. Thank you so much for entertaining me with your personal experiences with food. I have started a blog mostly detailing our quest to make the perfect at-home pizza one Sunday at a time.
    Happy Holidays & Cheers!