A 12-inch gratin pan by Matt Gilbert.

dR Gift Guide: Handcrafted metal cookware

Is there a gourmet chef on your list? Don’t give him (or her) just any old cookware. Consider giving something by Matt Gilbert, a professional chef-turned-blacksmith from St. Pete who learned his craft at Philadelphia’s venerable Samuel Yellin Metalworkers and who now creates one-of-a-kind custom implements for the kitchen, like this 12-inch gratin pan made of forged carbon steel. 

Here’s Matt’s description: “With more deeply sloping sides than the standard skillet, it stands out from the fray… with two split loop handles making it perfect for rangetop to oven operations. With all of its acute angles and flair it makes for a particularly dramatic serving dish… All of our cookware comes preseasoned with extra-virgin coconut oil and are ready for cooking right out of the box.”

$310 | m2bartmetals.com

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