Gift Guide: Culinary Culture

Artist’s Spoon Crock

$135

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From Brooklyn-based photographer and potterer Helen Levi, the Artist’s Spoon Crock is elevated without becoming impractical, whimsical without becoming kitsch. The stoneware vessel’s speckled rainbow pattern, coated in a clear glaze, adds color and flair to any kitchen.

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Lil’ Frankie’s T-Shirt

$35

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With all proceeds going to Lil’ Frankie’s—a Neapolitan wood-burning pizza and pasta place in NYC’s East Village, and sibling to nearby restaurants Frank and Supper—this black T-shirt channels the restaurant’s charm. The humorous graphic on the front finds a naked person making pizza, while the back features a larger version of this design as well as the restaurant’s number and address. Available in sizes small …

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Super Natural Simple: Whole-Food, Vegetarian Recipes for Real Life

$28

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With 120 vegetarian recipes, Heidi Swanson’s Super Natural Simple is a refreshed yet approachable take on healthier meals. Her recipes stick to limited ingredients, while featuring time-saving tips, flavor combination ideas and make-ahead meals to streamline cooking. Packed with nutrients and whole foods—from French onion breakfast strata to blistered cherry tomato soba—these recipes efficiently guide home cooks through preparing delicious, vegetarian meals.

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Taiwanese Golden Diamond Dried Pineapple

$10

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After China placed a ban on Taiwanese pineapples in April of 2021, Taiwanese pantry Yun Hai purchased over 14 tons of fruit form small, independent farmers from the country and thus, their Golden Diamond Dried Pineapple was born. The golden diamonds, a pineapple variety unique to Taiwan, are handpicked, sliced into rings and dried without further additives or processing. Not only do these sweet snacks …

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NYC-based Staff adds personality to household objects, and their oven mitts are no exception. Made from a food-grade silicone outer layer and a soft cotton fiber interior, these contrastingly colored mitts feature a joyful smile overlaid on a textured surface that improves grip. They can withstand temperatures from -40 degrees Fahrenheit to 446, making these charming kitchen essentials as functional as they are design forward.

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Made by women from sustainably harvested crops, and crafted in collaboration with farmer Joanne Krueger, this apple cider vinegar uses hand-picked organic Gravenstein, Red Rome Beauty, Golden Delicious and Pink Pearl apples for a sweet, elegant upgrade to a pantry staple. Each bottle comes with a probiotic-rich vinegar mother, endowing the cider with 50% more vinegar than other speciality brands, ensuring high equality, longevity and more nuanced …

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Pentire’s non-alcoholic, 100% plant-based spirits bottle the beauty of the North Cornwall coastline and its unique plant life. Their original formulation, Adrift, utilizes these local plants—specifically, rock samphire, sage, lemon citrus and Cornish sea salt—for a crisp, herbaceous flavor. Serve it over ice with a seltzer or tonic and topped with lemon, rosemary or bay leaf—or in any number of other ways. No matter the …

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Triple Threat Sichuan Sauces

$42

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Triple Threat comprises three of Fly By Jing’s bestselling sauces: Sichuan Chili Crisp, Zhong Sauce and Mala Spice Mix. The first, on top of being the only 100% all-natural Sichuan chili crisp sauce, intensifies flavors with bold heat that doesn’t overpower. Zhong Sauce, on the other hand, is a sweet, tangy, umami-rich flavor, inspired by Chengdu street snack Zhong dumplings, and Mala—which translates to “spicy …

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Family-owned and operated by Jayna and Justin Roy, Boonies is a metal fabrication studio that applies contemporary design to traditional objects, as is the case with their U Candle Holder. Handcrafted in the US from steel, this piece dazzles as a balanced structure (inspired by macaroni) that features two standard tapers on either end. Finished with either a violet or rose powder coating, makes for …

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Harmony Collection Rich Cacao Single Malt Scotch Whisky

$280

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The inaugural release in the new limited edition Harmony Collection from The Macallan, the Rich Cacao Single Malt Scotch Whisky delivers a delectable profile of fine chocolates, cinnamon and dried fruits. For this first expression in what will become an annual series, The Macallan whisky-maker Polly Logan collaborated with Girona, Spain-based pastry chef Jordi Roca of three-Michelin-star restaurant El Celler de Can Roc and owner …

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Les Huîtres Placemat

$65

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From Chez Diane—a design studio founded by drag performer Steak Diane—comes a convivial, refreshing take on classic gingham placemats. Made in NYC, the Les Huîtres design features embroidered oysters and a lemon wedge on double layer, 100% cotton fabric. Imbued with as much joy and humor and life as Diane herself, these table settings can be purchased as either a single mat or a set …

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Sparkling Social Tonic Variety Pack

$40

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After family members were hospitalized for alcoholism, Evan Quinn and George Youmans founded Hiyo, a healthy alcohol alternative. Hiyo’s sparkling tonics provide delectable flavors and mood-boosting, organic adaptogens, all grounded by light carbonation. Throughout their variations (which include peach mango, watermelon lime and blackberry lemon), these refreshing beverages feature a slew of beneficial botanicals, like ashwagandha to regulate cortisol levels and relieve stress, lion’s mane …

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