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 …

Marcelli Formaggi’s Marketplace

A taste of Abruzzo, Italy via small production cheese, olive oil, honey and more

Abruzzo may not be one of the first regions to come to mind when one hears “Italy,” but its green mountains, high altitude air and endless pastures (one-third of Abruzzo is protected in the form of national parks, nature reserves, etc.) make for excellent cheese production. In the isolated mountain village town of Anversa degli Abruzzi, sheep and cows graze on mountain greens and wild …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Gallery bums, luxe freight containers, pasta geometrics and more in our weekly link list

1. In Memoriam of Tobias Wong The untimely death of Tobias Wong leaves a void in the world of design. In memoriam, T Magazine surveys his provocative and aesthetically dazzling body of work. 2. Ka-Pow! Coffee Bar A “new kind of coffee bar,” T Magazine highlights a chocolate confection made with coffee beans dreamed up by Elizabeth Montes of artisanal chocolatier Sahagún. 3. Dennis Hopper, …