The non-profit station, Heritage Radio Network was created in 2009 by Patrick Martins, founder of Slow Food USA and of Heritage Foods USA. Reporting live from two converted shipping containers out back of the sustainably-minded Brooklyn pizzeria Roberta’s, HRN “chronicles and celebrates the growing movement to change American food ways.” HRN offers an abundance of thoughtful ways to get involved in the local food movement that extend beyond farming and well beyond Brooklyn. Keep this educational resource going with a donation in support.
Open the spiritual path to your happy place (aka bottle of wine) with the steel cross corkscrew wine opener from Los Angeles-based artist and interior designer Kelly Lamb, who laser cut the design from solid iron.
Bring the woods to your dinner table with stump glasses, hand blown by Portland, Oregon-based Lynn Read of Vitreluxe Glassworks. Read created a mold from an oak branch, and then painstakingly blew the glass into the mold before removing it to dry. These tree trunk-inspired tumblers sell in a set of two.
The GIR spatula was born in 2012 by founders who felt that the versions on the market didn’t “get it right.” Available in a range of festive colors to suit any and all interior decorating schemes, these superior spatulas take culinary pop over the top. As much a color study as a necessary appliance, these non-stick spatulas are sure to make your spirits—and your kitchen—bright all year long.
Bike guru Chris King custom-crafted this professional-grade espresso tamper for Rapha, the perfect accessory to prep for those early morning rides. With King’s legendarily talented hands at work and design insights from his collaborator, the America Barista & Coffee School, all topped off with Rapha’s signature pink accents, java-heads and cycling enthusiasts will find plenty to appreciate in this high quality tamper.
Ceramic is steadily taking hold as the non-stick coating of choice. Free of chemicals found in traditional coatings, it’s the best way to cook eggs and fish without sticking. These work on all cooking surfaces, including induction, and unlike other pans with coatings these can be used on high heat and in the oven.
Harvested directly from the Atlantic Ocean, then solar-evaporated and hand-filtered, the Amagansett Sea Salt packs crunch and a light oceanic flavor that touches on scents reminiscent of the Northeast coastline. Founded by husband and wife duo Amagansett Sea Salt Co., is one of only a handful artisan salt makers on the entire Eastern sea coast.
You’ve already got the pot and the belly—now all you need is the pig. MoMA’s handy Pig Cooking Lid can be placed on any pot and helps food cook easily as hot water vapor releases through its silicone snout while looking adorable in the process. This useful item was originally featured in MoMA’s Destination: Japan, an exclusive curated collection featuring cutting-edge Japanese products. The perfect gift for cooks, pig-lovers, or design enthusiasts, this most hotheaded of swine is ready to blow off some steam.
The brainchild of Ann Marie Gardner—formerly an editor at both the NY Times’ T Magazine and Monocle—Modern Farmer caters to “window-herb growers, career farmers, people who have chickens, people who want to have chickens and anyone who wants to know more about how food reaches their plate.” Pick up a subscription of this quarterly to stay in the know year-round.
Claim your coastal allegiance with these amusing East Coasters from designer Reed Wilson. Native New Yorkers will love the eastern seaboard design, but west coasters never fear, Wilson does offer a geographic alternative of the cheeky drink protectants. Whether your beverage of choice is a snifter of bourbon or a spirulina smoothie, Americans can all get a kick out of these Baltic birch coasters.
Brooklyn-based duo The Jam Stand delivers yet another craveworthy combination with Peach Sriracha Jam. Loaded with locally-sourced ingredients, flavors of pucker-your-lips peach sweetness seasoned with zesty sriracha result in a palette-perfect balanced spread. Wam, bam, thank you jam!
The Salted Bourbon Caramel Sauce is for the boozie foodie—the infusion of Kentucky Straight Bourbon will imbibe, and the tongue-smacking creaminess of the cajeta caramel (similar to dulce de leche but is goat milk-based) will punch you in the mouth with goodness. A pinch of organic sea salt brings it all together. Handcrafted on a Vermont family farm, the Fat Toad Farm Caramel Sauces are a nut-free and verified gluten-free product.
From her Unique Series, Carola Zee’s set of four gray ceramic coffee spoons for Label Aleph will delight any bean aficionado. The various porcelain shapes are manipulated by pressing the thumb into the clay—a key feature in the design—not only for functionality but because it uniquely molds each shape during the firing process.
The Impress Coffee Brewer combines a traditional French press with a travel mug, making it a great resource for mornings when there’s no time to steep. The clever design separates the grounds with an extra-fine filter basket, delivering a few clean cups of coffee, all while the double-walled stainless steel outer cup remains cool to the touch.
Like their altruistic adopt-an-olive-tree program, Nudo’s adopt a Darjeeling tea garden lets you take temporary ownership of a plot of land in the glorious Himalayan tea mecca. Adopters choose an area they most relate to and receive a seasonal herbal bounty delivered straight to their doorstep. Just in time for us to sit back with a soothing brew and meditate on our newfound botanical triumphs.
Cooper-Union grad and Greenpoint resident Josephine Heilpern crafts everyday art objects, meant to be loved as much for their ritualistic function as their eye-catching aesthetics. The artist’s printmaking background greatly influences her work, replete with patterns, and she takes inspiration from various design references, including the prominent Memphis Group. With its sunshine-yellow handle and whimsical polka dots, Heilpern’s Rubber-Dipped Dot Mug is sure to be a well-loved everyday vessel, as energizing as your morning brew.