Hand-painted, signed, and ready to hang on your wall for year-round enjoyment, this large platter stands ready for presenting holiday roasts in style. The inspiration for the Portuguese faience earthenware pottery piece may be 15th-century, but the execution is modern to the point of being dishwasher safe.
- Marilynn Marter
Alhambra Serving Platter, 231/4-by-151/2-inches. $199. At www.williams-sonoma.com or 1-877-812-6235.
A bird in handLifting a hot, slippery bird from roaster to platter is one of the more stressful holiday moments. Make the move quickly and smoothly with this cradlelike removable rack. It holds roasts up to 25 pounds, has a nonstick surface for quick cleanup, and folds for compact storage.