Gift Guide: Culinary Culture

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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From Beaverton, Oregon’s beloved family-owned Vietnamese restaurant Tân Tân Café & Delicatessen comes their coveted Mom’s Hot Chili Sauce which stems from the matriarch’s own recipe. The punchy sauce gets its kick from habanero and red chili peppers, before giving way to earthy aromatic notes of lemongrass, garlic and ginger. A touch of molasses provides sweetness, rounding out the potent, complex condiment.

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Named for the mythical bone-collecting wolf woman, La Loba—a story that originated with indigenous peoples of northern Mexico and southwestern United States—this wine from Tank Garage features artwork of a woman with a snarling wolf’s head. Inside the bottle is a blend of 45% Chenin Blanc, 44% Petit Manseng, 10% Bianchetta Trevigiana and 1% Orange Muscat—all from the mineral-rich terroir of El Dorado County. With …

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Siblings Christina and Anthony Teav founded Mama Teav’s as a love letter to their mother (who fled war and genocide in Cambodia during the 1970s) and her beloved hot garlic sauce. Fiery and crisp, the sauce mixes local, organic California garlic fried in cold-pressed grapeseed oil with sun-dried, flame-roasted Cambodian chilis. The resulting recipe is an all-natural, vegan and gluten-free way to spice up a …

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Minimal on the outside and colorful on the inside, Our Place’s Full of Pride Mugs pay tribute to chosen families. They designed by Viviana Matsuda, a queer Japanese-Mexican ceramicist, and they will lend financial support to the community, donating 20% of its profits to the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Food Pantry—which assists people facing food insecurity—during June. Price is for a set of two.

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NYC-based industrial designer Henry Julier’s Outline Baskets maximize their minimal design. Available in black, yellow or as a set of green and red, these wire baskets provide a useful way to store produce. Price reflects the bright, colorful duo.

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Serving Friends Utensils

$40

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Brooklyn-based designer Selena Liu merges humor and child-like joy with functional objects, and her Serving Friends utensils are no exception. Coming in three playful styles—flowers, hands and wavy—these wooden spoons bring whimsy to the dining table.

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Featuring three different knives, this set from Frederick & Mae includes an implement to smear and slice hard, semi-hard and soft cheeses with ease of use and a touch of flair. The vibrant, confetti-like handles of each celebrate color—and cheese too.

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