Before the invention of the spoon, sleepy lovers were forced to mimic less cuddly utensils such as the potato masher. Make your kitchen snuggle-friendly with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of kitchenware and gifts at Chef Central's Central Avenue in Hartsdale and Route 17 North location in Paramus.
Chef Central's kitchenware emporium, awarded Best of Westchester in 2010 by Westchester Magazine, plants chefs amid 21,000 square feet of epicurean aids from all-purpose pots to highly specialized gadgets. Amateur foodies and hard-boiled professionals alike can browse aisle upon aisle of cutlery, books, cookware, and gadgets. Lighting on tasteful treasures such as the Cuisipro stainless steel olive oil mister ($15.99), great for healthful baking and weather-resistant hairstyling, or an OXO salad spinner ($29.99).
Gourmands can carve loaves with the Tyler Florence titanium bread knife ($34.99), dress cakes to the nines with the Ateco 55-piece decorating set ($44.99), or develop the crispiest crust in town with a 16-inch round pizza baking stone ($39.99). Chef Central's learned staff stands ready to answer cutlery questions, offer table tips, and invite themselves to dinner for taco night.