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J. Q. Dickinson Appalachian Mercantile ~ For exceptional gift giving

Great gift giving ideas all year!! How do we love these Appalachian Mercantile Box subscriptions of artisanal foods and crafts? Let us count the ways, because we are smitten. If you have wondered how you will accomplish any gift giving at all during the pandemic, you can cross all your foodies off your list right […]

Embrace Outdoor Cooking with the Ooni Karu 16 Pizza Oven

    When I started cooking with Ooni’s newly released outdoor pizza oven, the Karu 16, I didn’t realize the impact it would have on the neighbors. That we’d find people we’ve really never interacted with peering at us—sometimes surreptitiously, sometimes with unabashed wonder—from their own patios. That the neighbors we did know would casually […]

Morton & Bassett Clearly What Spices Should Be!

Everybody’s eating at home these days, and what better time to freshen up your pantry with a set of top-quality spices perfect for any cook. A good cook knows the value of top-quality seasonings, and Morton & Bassett has assembled gift sets ranging from The Dream Kitchen that will stock a kitchen with 70 different […]

Nautical Scout Collapsible Cookware

Large kitchen or small, there is never enough storage space for pots and pans, which is why we were instantly charmed by Nautical Scout collapsible cookware. Made of sturdy eco-friendly silicone that will not collapse until desired, the stovetop pots have stainless steel bottoms and folding handles for easy storage. We especially love the nesting […]

Shun Premier 5-Piece Knife Block Set

Ideal for a small kitchen or any corner where compact knife block would be handy, this 5-piece set from Shun has a small footprint and an impressive set of 4-inch, 6-inch and 8-inch razor-sharp knives. Handcrafted in Japan, the knives feature walnut-finished PakkaWood handles with a full tang, 16-degree cutting edges, and hand-hammered tsuchime finish. […]

The Berkel Red Line 250 is the Slicer of Your Dreams

The dream of European hospitality, built for your kitchen. Over the years I’ve had a lot of cookware and appliances land in my kitchen, but the Berkel Red Line 250 is the only piece of equipment which has actually made someone loudly exclaim “WOW!” when their eyes landed on this gleaming new kitchen appliance sitting […]

Black Cube Cookware

Black Cube cookware are the ultimate in long-lasting nonstick pans. Combining stainless steel and nonstick, they can be used with metal utensils and are oven-safe up to 500°F. Silicone-edged lids provide a tight seal, and a convenient dial at the knob allows for easy venting. For pricing and purchase information, visit  https://direct.frieling.com/Black_Cube_by_Frieling_s/1865.htm

Miyako Knives Holiday Close-Out Blowout Sale

Miyako ceramic knives are extremely sharp and nicely weighted, and they are now available at irresistibly low prices. Ceramic knives are best reserved for soft foods like vegetables and fish — an ideal gift for the vegan or pescatarian on your shopping list.  Their white blades are a reminder that they are ceramic and breakable […]

Fortius Wines

Fortius is an international partnership between an American importer/distributor and, as Fortius says online (www.fortiusbrands.com), “partners from around the world.” Most of those partners are small wine cooperatives and even smaller wineries. Fortius has been in business in the United States for several years. Quite recently, however, they’ve embarked on what turns out to be an exciting […]

Rösle: Finest quality kitchen tools since 1888

LOVE. COOK. LIVE. View Rösle fine kitchen products at https://betterhomestores.com/collections/rosle A serious cook needs a serious kitchen torch, and not just for the fun of melting sugar into a glassy candy topping on crème brulee. A torch can be used for browning a fully cooked chicken with too-pallid skin, adding color to meats prepared by […]

Orchestra Provisions Artisan Cricket Seasonings

Orchestra Provisions seasoning blends are our new go-to favorites in the kitchen. The astonishing range of flavors — from Szechuan Cracked Pepper to Chai Spice to Za’atar — is what first attracted our attention, but the nutritional content from the addition of cricket powder is what elevates these from seasoning to ingredient. Ground crickets have […]

2019 Château Minuty Rose et Or and 2019 Château Minuty 281

Château Minuty is one of the most highly regarded producers of rosé wines in all of Provence, which is considered by many the single greatest wine region for the production of that wine. Provence rosés are, in general, known for their pale pinkness, their sometimes almost see-throughness, as if there is nothing liquid in your […]