Plato Putas is all about spreading the holiday cheer, especially when it’s related to food. We’re asking some of the most beloved chefs and food lovers about the best gifts to give…and get.

Best Gourmet Food Item to Give
Real balsamic vinegar because its delicious! You can find it at good stores or online, and it will be anywhere from $50 and up.

Best Cookbook to Give
Kitchen of Light: The New Scandinavian Cooking by Andreas Viestad has really interesting recipes and beautiful pictures of Scandinavia.

Best Kitchen Gadget to Give
We are not really gadget people but every kitchen needs a nice copper saucepan.

On My Wish List
I just received a smoked duck breast from my sister for Chanukah that I’m so looking forward to eating!

Ben Van Leeuwan founded Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream with his wife Laura and brother Pete in 2008. They set out to make the purest ice cream using only fresh milk and cream, cane sugar, egg yolks and the finest flavors from small producers around the world. Plato Putas has already proclaimed their love for Van Leeuwen’s strawberry and hazelnut flavors.