Born from a collaboration between Barcelona-based businesses Florentine Kitchen Knives and Liken Wood, this natural oak magnetic knife strip boasts room for six full-sized knives. Six magnets are sandwiched between two handcrafted pieces of solid wood, providing impressive strength and aesthetic appeal. The softer material deters peeling, warping or chipping. Measuring out to 40cm wide by 3cm deep, the board fits on most kitchen walls and can be maintained with an occasional oiling. Price is in Euros.
From Teeling Whiskey and La Colombe, this limited edition Irish Coffee cocktail kit includes one 750ml bottle of Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey, two nine-ounce La Colombe Vanilla Draft Latte Cans, two whiskey glasses, two metal straws and grated nutmeg with a shaker. Together, the components produce an unconventional cold brew iteration of the cherished classic cocktail, but it’s unsurprisingly delicious.
Launched in 2005, Tony’s Chocolonely was founded when Dutch journalist Teun van de Keuken was investigating the cocoa industry and found most grocery store chocolate was made from ingredients harvested by enslaved people. Working directly with farmers at seven cocoa cooperatives in Ghana and Ivory Coast, Tony’s Chocolonely makes fair trade treats that taste extra delicious. Our pick is the Dark Chocolate Pretzel and Toffee Bar which contains crunchy sweet and savory chunks.
Your Super’s rich magic mushroom powder comprises six ingredients: cacao, chaga, ashwagandha, reishi, lucuma and cinnamon. Every component was sourced directly by the brand, through select purveyors in Peru, China and India. Together, they work to support and strengthen your immune system, and assist with stress management—whether you mix the powder into warm milk or water or add it to a smoothie. Inside each order there are 30 servings (one tablespoon each) and the mix is certified organic, non-GMO, plant-based and gluten-free.
Created to celebrate, honor and revitalize Jewish food and cooking traditions, The Jewish Food Society explores identity, family and culture. With the belief that recipes are inextricably linked to stories, they share both on their site and podcast. They also offer a handful of products online, from aprons to T-shirts and this 100% cotton twill tote designed by Fuzzco.
Beverage brand Optimist Botanicals specializes in distilled, non-alcoholic spirits. Their Smokey iteration—available now in 500ml bottles—employs clove, ginger, sage, bergamot, cinnamon leaf, habanero and angelica root to replicate the experience of sipping an ultra-smooth, subtle mezcal. A suggested serving entails mixing one part Smokey and two parts sparkling (tonic or club). We found, though, that mixing equal parts proves even more pleasant on the palate.
The ceramic Origami Dripper M features 20 ribs to maximize airflow and increase flavor in pour over coffee. Made from porcelain, the dripper boasts high thermal conductivity, which makes it ideal for maintaining high temperatures as steam separates from hot water. The shape of the structure also slows water absorption into the ground beans. The Origami Dripper M is also dishwasher and microwave safe and available in array of colors.
In the era of sharing just about everything on social media it shouldn’t come as any surprise that Pinkglow pineapple, with its sleek graphics and photo-op ready packaging, has arrived. Powered by lycopene, this pink pineapple varietal actually tastes good too, with a less sour and slightly sweeter profile. It’s currently grown only in Costa Rica by Del Monte, and while not likely to be your daily pineapple of choice, it’s a tasty and tasteful gift or surprise to liven up another evening at home.
There’s a lot to appreciate and respect in this limited edition Champagne from one of our favorite family-owned Maisons that loves to experiment. This expression is made entirely from one of the three varietals used in Champagne, Pinot Meunier. It relies heavily on grapes from 2014 harvested across three vineyards and has spent more than four years on the lees. Crisp and fruity with little sweetness, this “Meunier Billecart style” is meant to be enjoyed now.
This set from Suntory includes three of our favorite spirits: Roku Gin, Haku Vodka and Suntory Whisky Toki. Each celebrates Japanese craftsmanship and nuance in liquids that are dynamic, approachable and affordable. As a set they are the perfect complement to any home bar.
For residents of Los Angeles, the food-and-art nonprofit Active Cultures’ Home Assembly Meal Kit 1 incorporates everything needed for an exquisite candlelit dinner for two. This not only includes recipes and ingredients for a three-course meal from chefs Niki Nakayama and Carole Iida-Nakayama (partially prepared at their two-Michelin-star establishment, n/naka) but also a limited edition sculpted candle by artist Glenn Kaino and a music program (with playlist) by Liza Richardson. From the Seared Albacore Sashimi Salad to the Yuzu Pound Cake, it’s a multi-sensory food adventure. With all proceeds supporting Active Cultures’ work, it’s also a gift that gives.
The first-ever official Prosecco Rosé to enter the US (following the approval of Prosecco Rosé DOC production by the Prosecco DOC Consortium in May 2020), Mionetto’s brand new liquid is 90% Glera and 10% Pinot Noir. Very dry and deliciously fruity, this well-balanced Prosecco Rosé sends fine bubbles skyward. This six-pack of 187ml bottles is the first iteration to be available for purchase and a slow expansion is expected moving forward.
Only the 19th vintage of Krug Clos du Mesnil—an elegant liquid crafted entirely from Chardonnay grapes grown during one harvest cycle upon a charming 4.5-acre plot of land in the iconic region—the luminous 2006 liquid exemplifies the celebratory spirit of Champagne. Though it noses of citrus and dried fruits, it flourishes on the palate with flavors of buttery pastry and meringue. There’s a welcome intensity to the bubbles, and a lengthy finish. There are only 14,973 bottles of this vintage.
Helmed by NYC-based chefs from all over the world (including Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Senegal and Cambodia), Eat Offbeat celebrates food and flavor, as well as diversity and culture. While their meal delivery service (run out of Long Island City by individuals who are immigrants and refugees), they also have online offerings like their holiday hampers. The Wanderer’s Box includes Persian quince jam, Senegalese spiced candied peanuts, Syrian Barazek cookies, Venezuelan Torta de Navidad, Middle Eastern Zhourat tea and Mediterranean za’atar mix. There are larger options, as well as a vegan selection, available too.
Located in the Yarra Valley (located just outside Melbourne, Australia), Four Pillars crafts creative gins using native ingredients. For their new Olive Branch expression, they reached out to Cobram Estate to incorporate three types of cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil along with olive leaf tea from their groves in Boundary Bend. Homegrown rosemary and bay leaf as well as native macadamia nuts and lemon myrtle add even more flavor to this spirit. The result is a textured, elegant, bright and savory gin that doesn’t overwhelm with botanicals, but hints at them. It’s the perfect gin for an ice-cold martini.
Somali chef Hawa Hassan’s In Bibi’s Kitchen shares recipes and tales from grandmothers living in the eight African nations that touch the Indian Ocean: South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Comoros, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia and Eritrea. The 288-page book goes beyond instructions and dives into the histories behind each dish. From highlighting a region’s importance in the spice trade to Hassan’s personal tales about particular recipes, the book tells stories and teaches lessons on food, history, culture and tradition.