Shopping for cabinet hardware can be overwhelming, so to help ease the stress we've provided a list of 10 online shopping sources for cabinet knobs and pulls to get you started. We think you're bound to find what you're looking for at one of these places!
If you're an apartment dweller without a lot of storage space, a portable grill can be a huge help. Equally useful on a patio or at a picnic, most are compact enough to store in a kitchen cabinet. This list of eight options includes a mix of charcoal and gas grills. If you want more information on which type of grill is right for you, check out this post for tips to help you choose. Make sure to do some comparison shopping online, as prices vary slightly from store to store.
This year we saw some nice dinnerware collections, both from big names and emerging designers. Though we stick with white when it comes to simple china, many of the collections you will see are offered in tasteful color options as well. Check out our favorites and share your picks with a comment.
You may remember our interview with Mark Bitterman a few months ago, where he explained the simple truths of salt and let us taste several varieties in his beautiful store. Today we're back to give you a peek into this delightful shop. It carries all of Mark's essentials. Find out what this bon vivant considers the necessities of life.
Hint: these items are not on the USDA food pyramid.
This summer we started to compile lists of the best shops, artisans, and markets for cooks and food-lovers in some of the cities where you, our readers, live. We've covered fourteen towns so far, and we'll be covering more soon! Your contributions and comments are a huge part of making these guides useful resources. Thank you so much! Here are links to the City Food Guides we've created so far.
City: Brooklyn, New York
Population: 2.5 million
Local specialties: Pizza; Middle Eastern, Russian, and Polish foods; fresh, local and organic produce at farmers' markets, steak, beer
Brooklyn rivals Manhattan as one of the most diverse food scenes around. With each neighborhood featuring a unique food culture, there's certainly not a lack for markets and shops to explore. And exploring by foot is the best way to go, which makes it all the more easy to work off what you've eaten along the way.
Population: 2.7 million, metro area
Local specialties: Crabs, pit beef, lake trout, tiramisu (allegedly invented in Baltimore!)
Markets, artisans, farms, and groceries: Where do you shop in Baltimore? Where are the best spots for cooks and food-lovers? Rachel Monroe of Urban Discoveries Baltimore put together an absolutely fabulous guide to the best eating in Baltimore; read on to discover Baltimore and to add your own suggestions!
City: Los Angeles, California
Population: 3.8 million
Local specialties: Fresh produce, ethnic cuisines, fusion food
There are two versions of Los Angeles ... or hundreds. On the surface, there is Hollywood, the Sunset Strip, and stereotypes of starved actresses. This is the LA that rarely gets mentioned in the same breath as other food-centric cities like New York and Paris. But dig a little deeper, or open your eyes to this vast city's ethnic neighborhoods, and LA becomes a food lovers' paradise. With the world's largest Korean, Iranian, and Guatamalan communities (to name just a few) outside their native countries, and the year-round availability of fresh, quality produce, LA is rich in culinary tradition and innovation. In pockets throughout the city, there are shops selling specialized ingredients, fusion dishes being born, and artisans hard at work.
City: Kansas City
Population: 476,000 (2 million metro)
Local specialties: BBQ and meat in general, local produce, dairy
When you think about chowing down in Cow Town, the first thing that comes to mind is barbecue. Smoking and cooking meats of all shapes and sizes is a badge of honor in these parts and we are quite serious about the craft. That isn't to say there aren't other delicacies found in the area!
City: San Francisco (with a few bonus East Bay suggestions)
Population: 7 million in Bay Area
Local specialties: Sand dabs, Dungeness crab, goat cheese from Sonoma, abalone, artichokes, Tomales Bay oysters, olive oil
Food culture is booming in San Francisco and there is no lack of all things delicious, beautiful or interesting. Fellow locals and Bay Area lovers: This is by no means a comprehensive list. I've left plenty of room for you to chime in, so please add your comments!