In the middle of a tour of Vermont dairies, I happened upon this gem of a kitchen store down the street from the Ben & Jerry's factory. Built around the cutting boards and knife blocks made by local woodworkers for over 60 years, the store sells nearly everything for the most important room in the home, curated to include local artisans.
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.
We've spent more time than we care to admit gushing over the lighting and copper pans in Michael Chiarello's Napa Pantry store. Although beautiful, they're not exactly in our budget, so instead we've rounded up 7 colorful picks from Michael himself, that are a little more in reach for home cooks! He loves them and so do we!
Many people don't enjoy grocery shopping but I do. I think this is because I'm a bit of a maverick: It's rare that I have a list and my usual strategy is to meander about, browsing in every isle, looking for inspiration and a new brand of applesauce. It's not unusual for me to spend two hours in a grocery store. Two blissful hours.