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Williams Sonoma Christmas Catalogue


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Nine cupcakes, sixty bucks? Welcome to the Williams Sonoma Christmas catalog.

This is hard core food porn, and I wriggle a little turning the pages. But like actual porn, it’s so unreal and unattainable, (unless you’re an AIG executive) that I think Chuck Williams must have lost his mind. We’re not talking the peppermint bark here, great as it is. Macarons: 24 for $49.00. Twelve canneles, $49.00.

But that s just the setup shot. How about a 4 bone prime rib for $189.? Lobster pot pie (Oh Baby!)four for $79.00? Sixty gougeres for $55.00? Everything’s shot through gauze and I want it all. Bad. Now.

Who the heck buys this stuff? (Fanning face.)

Margaret McArthur

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I was shocked by the filet glove retailing in the fishing store for $10 and at WS for $30 and they only offer one size and they really come in about 5 sizes.

I have seen that as well. A quite a few of their products are similar or the same as products you can buy elsewhere for much less. Put their logo or wordmark on it and it instantly is worth 3 times as much.

I seldom buy anything from them because of this.

That will not stop me from browsing their store.

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I was shocked by the filet glove retailing in the fishing store for $10 and at WS for $30 and they only offer one size and they really come in about 5 sizes.

I was looking for a fish tweezers. They are relatively expensive for what they do. I remembered that I have an extra stainless forceps in the tackle box that I bought for $2.00 at the bait store when I left mine at home. It now resides in the tool caddy in the kitchen.

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I was gifted with WS cards for a big birthday. But don't really know what to pick up... I don't need any big-ticket items, but am always intriqued by cute napkins, barware, etc.

If you don't want to pay the because-it's-WS upcharge mentioned above, they do sell Microplanes and some other tools at list price; their stores have a wide supply of interesting cookie cutters at reasonable prices, too.

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I was gifted with WS cards for a big birthday. But don't really know what to pick up... I don't need any big-ticket items, but am always intriqued by cute napkins, barware, etc.

I absolutely love the WS goldtouch line of bakeware. I have a loaf pan, 9 x13, a 9 inch square and a sheet pan. NOTHING every sticks and everything bakes up like a dream. Dont forget as a chef you get a 10% discount. Just show a business card.

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Maggie, you have such a way with words.

While I flipped through it, I imagined the party I would throw. With no work. Just heat 'em up, Joe.

I felt empty and cheap afterwards.

I like to bake nice things. And then I eat them. Then I can bake some more.

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I was gifted with WS cards for a big birthday. But don't really know what to pick up... I don't need any big-ticket items, but am always intriqued by cute napkins, barware, etc.

Unless there's something you need immediately, wait for their year-end sale (usually in January but this year - who knows, maybe sooner). You'll find huge discounts then.
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I did buy the WS animal cracker cookie cutters, stained glass cutters, and the pie crust leaf cutters. I have been having a blast making bite size cookies with the animals and leaves! Their recipe for the stained glass cookies is way off - to get nice thick clear panels of 'glass" you need to use the life savers in as large a piece as possible, preferably whole or halves. They do look good too, but not as much fun as biting the head off the giraffe!

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I was gifted with WS cards for a big birthday. But don't really know what to pick up... I don't need any big-ticket items, but am always intriqued by cute napkins, barware, etc.

I absolutely love the WS goldtouch line of bakeware. I have a loaf pan, 9 x13, a 9 inch square and a sheet pan. NOTHING every sticks and everything bakes up like a dream. Dont forget as a chef you get a 10% discount. Just show a business card.

I second this. I purchased several of the Gold Touch baking pans after watching the demo on the PBS show from Cooks Illustrated.

Even sticky buns (and mine are extremely sticky) exit the pans with no difficulty and they clean up so well that it is difficult to see which one has been used and which is still "new." (I have a habit of buying extras when I discover a really fine item.)

"There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty. The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!" Terry Pratchett

 

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