RipSkirt Apron

Dive into the holiday giving spirit by gifting a RipSkirt Apron to your friends, family, and holiday kitchen buddies! AND, since there’s nothing better than a festive holiday hostess gift that gives back, 25% of every apron purchase goes back to the Maui Foodbank. Ripskirt is versatile clothing to live in. Skirts are stain-resistant, quick-drying, […]

Jonathan’s Wild Cherry Spoons

CAT TAIL® FORKED SALAD SET Jonathan’s Wild Cherry Spoons make any salad exciting with curious tales of adventure. Jonathan is designing Cat Tail® stripes on salad servers to help make your salad WILD. 13 ½ wild salad set.  

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Prisoner 2017 Napa Valley Red Wine

Delightful was not a term I thought I’d use in describing this (yes) delightful wine.  Brooding (yes), because I had assumed from its (stellar) reputation as a “big, sexy, fruit bomb” (Robert Parker) and from the label-announced 15.2 percent alcohol that it would hold up its wine-soaked fingers and say, “Slow down, taster; small sips, […]

2019 Château Minuty M Rosé and 2019 Château Minuty Prestige Rosé

If you’re a wine drinker who considers rosé a seasonal pleasure (for me, it’s an any-season wine)…well, it’s summer, people (in the northern hemisphere), so you’d best get to it. There can’t be a better place to start than with these two wines from the renowned Château Minuty. Minuty is an estate in the world’s […]

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 […]

The Prisoner Wine Company’s Eternally Silenced and Saldo

The Prisoner Wine Company of Napa, California, was created and launched by winemaker Dave Phinney twenty years ago, with a single wine that he called The Prisoner and of which he made only 385 cases. Today, The Prisoner Wine Company (sold ten years ago by Phinney and now owned by Constellation Brands) is a widely […]

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 […]

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 […]