Mario Batali 6-Quart Cast-Iron Pot
You can't make osso buco without a cast iron pot that can go from stovetop to oven, and naturally, the king of Italian cooking has one from his own line of cookware.
from chef, tv host, cookbook author and restaurant co-owner of Mozza with Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali's "The only mandatory Italian cookbook for the home cook"
this comes with all kinds of stuff for $16 and the cook in your life is SURE to dig it. its got 3 different seeds, recipe book and a cute little planter. can't really go wrong with this one.
I admit it. I have a straight girl crush on Giada. Can you blame me? There's an excellent recipe in here for hazelnut chocolate chip cookies, just remember to use unsalted butter though.