Gift Guide: Culinary Culture

Founded roughly 100 years ago in a small town near Cologne (with a Milan-based “style center” opened in 1991), Ichendorf Milano blends traditional glassware techniques with modern design. In their Travasi Decanter, the silhouette takes on a circular, poetic shape that—when paired with the material’s complete transparency—heightens the beauty of the glass. Capable of holding 64 fluid ounces, this refined decanter elegantly balances and endures …

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Dolly Parton and Tina Turner Tea Towel

$48

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Third Drawer Down teamed up with Indigenous-owned and -governed Aboriginal art center Iwantja Arts to produce a vibrant homeware line designed by Kaylene Whiskey, an artist from the remote community of Indulkana in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in South Australia. Whiskey draws inspiration from comic books and the pop culture of the ’80s. From the collection comes this 100% linen dish towel, measuring 19.7 by 26.4 …

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Edible Flower Garden Kit

$120

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The Edible Flower Garden Kit from Plantgem comprises 15 young plants, representing five varieties: cream troika nasturtium, cats white viola, strawberry blonde marigold, black and white nigella and potomac lavender snapdragon. Capable of growing anywhere in the US, these flowers can be planted outside (after the last frost) where there’s decent sun and will be ready to bloom in the summer—when they can then be …

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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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