Cheese goes well with cheese. Few other food groups can claim that to the extent that cheese can. Besides crackers or bread, nothing seems to go quite as well with cheese other than more cheese. With such a wide variety of cheeses available it's possible to have a cheese-based meal, while still experiencing an exciting depth of flavors. From hot-and-gooey to the strong-and-smelly, cheese is easy to get carried away with.
On my table, I have a set of salt and pepper shakers. The idea of a salt cellar just seems a little old-fashioned. After all, why keep salt in a dish and spoon it over my food when I can just shake out a little? But a salt cellar, like the Grapevine Salt Cellar from Clay Company, can offer a bit of elegance you might not otherwise find on a table. This pewter dish is custom-designed and comes with a matching spoon. To sweeten the deal, Clay Company has added vintage red wine infused sea salt to the set. Clay … Read more
My friends would tell you that I'm an entertainer. And they'd be right: one of my favorite things to do is cook a nice meal and serve it to people, even if it's not a special occasion. Whether it's for a quiet dinner for me or a dinner party over the holidays, I like to make sure my food is presented nicely on my plate before I eat it. They do say "you eat with your eyes first," right?
Maybe that's why I like the MoMA Design Store and their pretty selection of … Read more
It's amazing how easily I can fall in a love with a good-looking appliance, even If I don't need it. Kalorik's new Aqua collection of small appliances includes a lovely cordless kettle for boiling water without having to turn on a stovetop.
My kitchen is already home to an instant hot water tap, a large hot water urn, a stovetop, and an old-fashioned kettle. And yet, there's something about this kettle that beckons me. This is the kind of kettle you can serve from at the dining room table and just smile knowingly when your guests … Read more
Admit it. Go on, admit it. You always wanted an ice sculpture centerpiece. I know I have. I'm not ashamed to admit it. An ice sculpture may be cheesy or fancy depending on your perspective (not to mention the sculpture), but there is no denying there is something just kind of neat about watching an ice sculpture slowly melt before your eyes. With little or no work, you can now have your very own ice sculpture (over and over again).
These Ice Sculpture Molds, available in Penguin or Angelfish, may not be the high art ice sculpture you would … Read more
It's easy to become accustomed to the convenience of kitchen appliances. I know I am appreciative of my indoor grill. It makes me feel good knowing that a quick burger, chicken breast, or panini is but a button press away. It's useful, easy, and always there for me. With a tethered electrical cord, however, the grill is not very portable.
In a case of an outdoor appliance being inspired by an indoor appliance that was originally inspired by an outdoor appliance, we have this outdoor grill (got all that?). The Coleman Fold N Go InstaStart Grill borrows the … Read more
Ah, the sun. Warm, friendly, and inviting; when a sunny day beams down upon us, we celebrate by flocking in droves to parks and beaches. No matter if you gravitate toward green grass or sandy shores, warm days always go better with food. Consider a picnic spread: fried chicken, salads, maybe some grill action going on. And then there is dessert. A nice big piece of cake...with melted icing. No longer must this scenario unfold in parks and coastlines across the land. If you're out enjoying the sun and need to keep your consumables cold, check out the … Read more
When my family has cake, slicing it can turn into a production. My mother just wants a sliver. My cousin was the biggest slice he can talk me out of. And I just want a medium slice. The S-XL Bundt Cake Mold makes cutting all those different sizes of slices much easier. The cake pan has grooves that translate into different cake slices, making cutting the cake just a matter of lining up your knife with the lines on the top of the cake. It lays out a variety of slices, so that you can portion out pieces that will … Read more
Cutting a pizza can be a messy job. It's hard to be sure that you've made it all the way through the crust, cheese can jam up a pizza wheel and it can all combine to make a pretty big mess. The LamsonSharp Stainless Steel Pizza Rocker Knife offers an ideal alternative: you can make one cut all the way across your pizza just by placing the Pizza Rocker Knife across your pizza and pressing down. Rock it back and forth a bit and you'll get a clean cut all the way through the crust, even if … Read more
Featuring a forked end to spear meat or veggies and a fun sword handle, the quirky cooking utensil gives you the chance to avenge your burger buddies or hot-dog honeys. Whether you decide to play a good guy or a bad guy at your barbecue, your guests will appreciate your flair for the dramatic. With your trusty weapon in hand, you can steal rations from the rich (or, in your … Read more