Dutch ovens are among my very favorite kitchen tools, and this sleek yet classic cocotte is a really gorgeous example of a pot that can go from the fridge to the stove to the oven to the table. It's expensive, yes, but it will replace five lesser pots.
Hoping to get some cookbooks for Christmas? Let's hope you get a pack of these delightful sticky notes in your stocking too. They're great for marking recipes you'd like to try, and then making notes on what was "flavorsome, toothsome, and loathsome."
I've been working on a book about pudding, so I have become something of a connoisseur of whisks. This Pyrex whisk is my latest find, a blend of wire whisk and silicone blades. It's not the right whisk for every job — it's too big to get in the corners of smaller pots — but it's fantastic for thoroughly whisking and aerating larger quantities. Easy to clean, too. More
I first came across Speedwell Coffee Co. while working at SoWA last summer. What really caught my attention was that they convinced my three-creamers-two-packs-of-sugar- please boyfriend to try his coffee black—and he loved it. "When coffee is this good you really don't need to put anything in it!" he proclaimed...an idea I've actively been trying to sell him on for the last year. More
Judging by all the festivities I see happening around me, I reckon we are smack bang in the middle of the holiday season. Perhaps you are looking for a special wine to offer as a gift? Or, a simple easy-drinking wine to drink at a holiday party? To help navigate the myriad of wines on offer I've put together a tidy selection of wines that I tried over the past year, and found particularly tasty. More
I love the copper tumblers that are used in Indian restaurants to serve water and soup. They keep the water ice cold, and the soups hot. Copper is very expensive, but these hammered tumblers are reasonably priced and handsome too.
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.
For many of us, giving handmade food is giving love. But what if your list of loved ones is long and your time is short? From jams to cocktails, Eat Boutique's gift boxes has your holidays covered. More