Gift Guide: Culinary Culture

LA-based Atelier Saucier is an eco-minded studio that aims to elevate tablescapes while working with sustainable, recycled and repurposed fabrics. The Rainbow Denim Napkins (part of their signature collection) have been crafted with 100% premium reclaimed fabric that’s soft but sturdy, and each boasts a different, contrasting edge that adds a cheerful splash of color. The generously sized napkins measure 17 by 17 inches, and …

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Kitchen Toke Volume 5 Issue 2

$13

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The first media company dedicated to culinary cannabis, Kitchen Toke (founded by Joline Rivera) exists at the point where marijuana, food, cooking and health collide. This issue celebrates cannabis cuisine chefs of “Chopped 420,” explores the evolving integration of marijuana into food chain and more.

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Drizzle & Sizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil Combo Pack

$35

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Extra virgin olive oils for finishing and cooking, Graza’s Drizzle and Sizzle are both made from native Picual olives (grown in Jaén, Spain) but yield very different results. Drizzle—intended for enjoying with bread, incorporating into salad dressings or adding flavor to a dish—is crafted from young, green olives that are packed with peppery flavor. Sizzle, on the other hand, is for cooking and is made from …

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Gwynne Long-Sleeve Shirt

$175

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Canadian chef Matty Matheson and designer Ray Natale’s new workwear brand Rosa Rugosa consists of durable staples for all genders. The garments (pants, shorts, and long- and short-sleeved shirts) feature boxy, classic silhouettes. Made to last, each is crafted from durable, double-stitched and heavy-weighted cotton. The Gwynne shirt, which incorporates two chest pockets, is available in various colors and patterns including our favorite: the hickory …

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Founded by Gladys Macharia, who grew up in northern Kenya, the textile workshop Siafu Home aims to preserve and revive Kenyan textile craft. From them comes a set of six unique Lesso Napkins. Each is handcrafted from vintage lessos, 100% cotton fabric that is typically bright and abundant in East Africa. Finished with a scalloped edge, the napkins encapsulate craft and history, while creating a lively tablescape.

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Liquid Sunshine Preserved Lemon Crush

$14

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Whether combined with olive oil to create a drizzle, added to marinades or used in any number of recipes, Liquid Sunshine—a preserved lemon concentrate—adds zest, zing and brightness to any meal. Made by Maine-based Rhea Goods (run by Abbye Churchill), the condiment comprises lemons, chilis and various flavorful spices.

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Wooden Serving Tools

$22

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Side Logo Denim Apron

$7,150

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Founded by a group of artists in Tokyo, cult brand Have a Good Time has been making apparel and accessories since 2010. For their 100% cotton-canvas apron (with an adjustable rope tie strap), the team opts for utilitarian style and simple placement of their logo. Featuring three pockets, a pen-holder and a hook for a dish towel, the apron (available in white or black) will …

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Color and whimsy suffuse Rhode Island-based Freckled Fuchsia’s home goods, as evidence by the brand’s Papaya Tea Towel. Designed by Chandlyr Jackson, the towel is made from 100% natural cotton flour sack that is screen-printed with water-based ink and adorned with lovely geometric papayas.

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Baking by Feel: Recipes to Sort Out Your Emotions (Whatever They Are Today!)

$35

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Anyone who has ever turned to baking as a therapeutic way to reflect on their emotions will appreciate author and social media creator Becca Rea-Tucker’s forthcoming cookbook, Baking By Feel: Recipes to Sort Out Your Emotions (Whatever They Are Today!), which is available for pre-order now. Across 256 pages filled with beautiful imagery, Rea-Tucker organizes 65 recipes into five emotional states: happy, sad, mad, anxious …

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Original Bulgogi Sauce

$10

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Sisters Ann and Janet Chung combined their Korean roots and Texas upbringing to create their Original Bulgogi Sauce, a mouthwatering marinade flavored with toasted sesame seeds, garlic, black pepper and a hint of apple juice. Based on their family’s recipe, the sauce is gluten-free, kosher and very versatile; suitable with everything from barbecues to Korean staples and beyond.

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Manhattan Berry is an elevated, all-natural and lightly carbonated non-alcoholic cocktail from Mocktail Club that succeeds in balancing a multitude of flavors. A first taste reveals a fruit-forward profile, with blackberry and pear shrub, that’s not overly sweet. Ginger, apple cider vinegar and tea-infused spices finish the beverage, providing warmth, depth and complexity. Price reflects a four-pack.

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