One of the secrets to making great-looking food is learning how to get it from the cooking pan onto the plate without making a mess. Or, you could just grab a set of Christian Bjørn Stackable Cookware ($50-$120). Available in three sizes, these versatile dishes are made from porcelain, and feature scalloped cut-outs for superior air circulation, heat-resistant silicone feet to keep surfaces safe when going straight from the oven to the table, and a stackable design that allows you to fill a larger dish with tea light candles, keeping the food in the dish on top warm for hours, buffet style.
No, you can't throw it and expect it to come back to you. Instead, the Boomerang Wok ($150) sports Teflon Platinum Plus non-stick coating and a unique cupped edge that allows overly-enthusiastic chefs to toss their stir-fry to their heart's content without getting partially-cooked food all over the stove, counters, floor, and — if you're particularly talented — walls.