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Modernist Bread

Modernist Bread is not for the faint of heart. Authored by Nathan Myhrvold and Francisco Migoya of the Modernist Cuisine lab located in Washington State, this enormous, pricy set is the work of a full team of chefs, bakers, photographers, and food wonks looking to uncover the secrets of what makes bread so damn good. […]

Two Long-Lost Sisters, Four Wines: The McBride Family Collection

On the back label of each of their four wines, the McBride sisters—Robin and Andréa—tell the unusual origin story of their lives and of their winemaking. Each was raised among vineyards, but these vineyards were 7000 miles apart:  Monterey, California, and Marlborough, New Zealand. The sisters were even further from each other, in that, as […]

Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer

Bon & Viv is a leading brand in the hot new trend of spiked seltzers. At only 90 calories per 12 ounce can, with 0 grams of sugar and no barley or wheat, this alcoholic beverage appeals to the health conscious, gluten-free, low-carb and low-calorie consumer. The fresh, light flavors of Bon & Viv are […]

Frieling French Press

I’ve made home-brewed coffee in many different ways over much time, from stovetop espresso makers to hand-held espresso makers to manual pour-over coffee makers to, in the end and most faithfully, a French press. I love the French press’s simple process, simple cleaning, sensual participation (pushing down upon the shaft of the plunger at just […]

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

Cilio Champagne Stopper and Cilio Wine Stopper

These two almost identical wine accessories are supplied to Frieling USA by the German company Cilio-Tisch. They are called, alternately, Champagne Stopper and Wine Stopper. The German word on the neat little box is Verschluss, which may be translated as seal, fastener, clasp, and, yes, stopper. Each does all of those. The Champagne Stopper is […]

Bee Free Honee

Bee Free Honee, a thick syrup made from organic apple juice, cane sugar, and lemon juice, has an impressively honey-like consistency and flavor. It differs from honey in having a seductive tang reminiscent of biting into a freshly picked apple. Perfect for vegans as it is not derived from actual honey. Bee Free Honee Original will […]

Zassenhaus hand-crank coffee grinders

Oh, what a pleasure it was to grind coffee beans for the first time in these two hand-crank, non-heat producing coffee mills from the venerable (since 1867) German company Zassenhaus. The Lima is sleek and modern and comes in a single stainless steel and acrylic model. The Brasilia is classic-kitchen traditional in design and is […]

Quarter Size Sheet Pan

Quarter size sheet pans, 23 x 30 cm (9 x 12 in) and 2.5 cm (1 in) deep, fit nicely into small ovens and can accommodate a multitude of tasks. I have four of these eminently useful pans. They are perfect for toasting nuts or breadcrumbs, or keeping a few pancakes warm. I also like […]

Aermate Wine and Spirits Aerator

Wines and spirits change when they are exposed to air. Allowing a wine to “breathe” permits sulfites (added to most wines to prevent oxidation) and naturally-occurring carbon dioxide to dissipate. Tannins – chemical compounds that create a sense of roughness on the tongue – soften with exposure to air, and this allows the flavor of […]

Manfrotto Pixi Mini Tripod

Any experienced globetrotter will tell you that traveling light is the key to happiness. This can pose a challenge, though, particularly when the things you feel you can’t do without are large or bulky. For photographers, the Manfrotto Pixi Mini Tripod can provide the benefits of a larger tripod, but at a fraction of the […]

ThermoWorks Cooking Thermometers

The kind of thermometer known as an “instant-read” delivers a temperature reading of foods within a matter of seconds. It’s indispensable to any serious cook for taking the temperature of everything from water for proofing yeast to bubbling syrup to a steak on the grill. ThermoWorks cooking thermometers are top-of-the-line thermometers that deliver accurate results, […]