Holiday Gift Guides 2019: Japanophile

From exclusive handmade objects to everyday essentials, some of our favorite Japanese items to share this year

Japan’s allure cannot be attributed to any one specific trait. Be it cuisine or culture, design and architecture, cities of the future or soothing reprieves, the island nation offers unparalleled experiences across the spectrum of high and low. This is why we continue to return and explore. This year, our Japanophile Gift Guide is particularly close to our hearts, as it includes our 2019 Omakase …

Gift Guide: Culinary Los Angeles

Snacks, sauces, munchies and moles that are worth sharing

From sauces and caramels to wine and bitters, these products from LA-based makers conjure up distinct memories for those who live there; for others, it’s a virtual culinary trip to California‘s largest city. Treat yourself to the bar version of the gooey, filled bombolini at Jon & Vinny’s, or pick up the secret ingredient to mole enchiladas at Guelaguetza, grab a bottle of Angeleno Wine …

Material’s Copper Core Pans Contribute to an Efficient, Healthier Kitchen

For a satisfying cooking session, a set of three PFOA-free pans

Material, a direct-to-consumer kitchenware brand, launched in 2017 with a set of everyday tools. Slowly, they’ve been taking over countertops one thoughtfully made new product at a time as their design eschews nostalgia for modern-day sensibility and sustainability. Today, they’re expanding (from a dishwasher-safe cutting board made from 75% recycled plastic and 25% sugarcane) into stovetop territory with three copper core pans for the 29 Collection—named …