The Northforker Holiday Gift Guide: In the kitchen

(Photo Credit: David Benthal)

Every holiday season, we search the North Fork for some of our favorite gift suggestions. And this year more than ever, we look forward to supporting our small businesses and making our loved ones happy with these charming, locally sourced finds. Keep reading all week to discover treats for foodies and wine lovers, accents for the home and fun new experiences — all right in your own backyard. Below, six thoughtful gifts from local shops to up your kitchen game.

Fondue Night

Step up your wine and cheese night with this fondue pot available for rental. The pot comes with skewers for dipping and detailed instructions. Purchase their gourmet cheese kit for the ultimate fondue experience, which includes three types of Alpine cheeses, seasoning and cornstarch for thickening. Fondue pot rental, $30. Cheese kit, $11 for a half-pound (two people) or $22 for one pound (four people). The Village Cheese Shop, 105 Love Lane, Mattituck, 631-298-8556; thevillagecheeseshop.com

Local Cookbooks

Give the gift of recipes with the latest releases from famed North Fork foodies: “See You on Sunday” by Sam Sifton (food editor of The New York Times and Greenport homeowner), “The Last Course” by Claudia Fleming (James Beard Outstanding Pastry Chef Award Winner and former North Fork Table & Inn pastry chef) and “How to Dress an Egg” by Ned Baldwin (Orient homeowner and chef of Houseman Restaurant in New York City) and Peter Kaminsky. $35, $40, and $30, respectively. Burton’s Bookstore, 43 Front St., Greenport, 631-477-1161; burtonsbooks.com

Reusable Utensils

These reusable bamboo utensils are perfect for the eco-friendly person on the go. Available for kids as shown here ($9.99) and adults ($12.95). One Love Beach, 211 Main St., Greenport, 631-333-2064; onelovebeach.com

Calming Treats

Feel good about these stocking stuffers with CBD gummies made from quality hemp and Hu Kitchen chocolate bars made with organic cacao. Ultimate relaxation. Gummies, $15; chocolates, $5.50. fit-foods, 46025 County Route 48, Southold, 631-765-8199; fit-foods.business.site

Oven Mitts & Dish Towels

These cheeky oven mitts and dish towels are sure to put a smile on any chef’s face. $16.49. Verbena, 123 Main St., Greenport, 631-477-4080

Build Your Own Gift Basket

Mix and match delicious Vines & Branches items ranging from olive oils to muffuletta, jams to mustards and more. You’ll be sure to find something for your favorite foodie. Pricing varies by product and can be found on their website. Vines and Branches, 8 Front St., Greenport, 631-477-6800; vinesandbranches.net

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