Accessorizing with food doesn’t have to mean wearing a chunky sweater with a turkey appliqué. Epi-Log writer Amy Sherman looks at food-related jewelry that tastefully expresses the wearer’s kitchen skills.

Sherman herself wears a chef’s knife pendant, from Uncommon Goods, an online shop that also offers whisk earrings and a utensil brooch. (Yikes, that really isn’t much better than the turkey sweater, is it?) In response to the post, one reader already hip to the food-jewelry scene writes, “[A]nd don’t forget sterling silver dumplings, pierogies, raviolis” if you have a “favorite dumpling obsessive.”

It’s true, kids—thanks to Pagliei’s “Comfort Jewelry” collection, you can always have a pot sticker (or tortellino, wonton, or empanada) close to your heart.

But for those of us who aren’t interested in dropping 40 bucks on a piece of novelty chef jewelry, you really can’t go wrong with the meat-lover’s wristbands from Archie McPhee (a store that also sells a yodeling pickle). Sure, these rubber wristbands are a bit played out, but priced at $4.95, the red “Carnivore” and marbleized “Bacon” bracelets make great stocking stuffers for the meat-lover whose kitchen cabinets are already overflowing with cooking gadgets.

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