San Pietro a Pettine Truffle Honey
The aroma and depth of truffle oil is both highlighted and balanced by rich, floral honey in this decadent sweet and savory ingredient from Italy. The estate of San Pietro a Pettine is based in Umbria, Italy, a region known for its pungent, woodsy and highly sought-after truffles. This truffle honey has a full, resonant flavor, with a little muskiness like that of white pepper. It is ideal for enhancing other pungent flavors, like those of aged cheeses—try it with pecorino Romano on your next cheese board. We also like to drizzle it over roasted pork for an extra savory element or on salami pizza—honey with the cured meat soppressata on pizza is a traditional Neopolitan pairing. San Pietro a Pettine's Truffle Honey will bring out the best in simple cheese dishes, whether you use it to finish a grilled cheese sandwich or bring out dairy's natural sweetness and drizzle it over ricotta bruschetta topped with coarse black pepper.
La Vecchia Dispensa Organic 6-year Aged Aceto Balsamico di Modena IGP
La Vecchia Dispensa's Organic Balsamic Vinegar of Modena IGP has a full, well-rounded flavor and classic oak notes, with an initial burst of bright acidity followed by a rich sweetness similar to dried fruit.
La Vecchia Dispensa Organic Apple Saba
The Italian condiment saba dates back to the ancient Romans, who first started cooking fruit juice down to a syrup, in order to remove its water content and preserve their harvest. We at Milk Street are obsessed with the Organic Apple Saba from La Vecchia Dispensa for its especially complex taste, with a rich quality reminiscent of dried fruit—think raisins or plums—and a semi-tart, bright finish that is pure apple. The deep sweetness of La Vecchia Dispensa's Organic Apple Saba can serve as a great complementary flavor in savory recipes, similar to balsamic.
David Mellor Black Handle Carving Fork & Carving Knife
The solid construction and tactile feel of David Mellor cutlery is transformative for heavy-duty jobs like carving a holiday turkey. The carving knife in this set in particular feels exceptionally balanced in the hand despite the long blade, which is ideal for cutting larger portions—the arced handle swells to the bottom end to fill the palm for a secure grip, and the acetal resin material feels smooth to the touch. The set's carving fork is a perfect complement to the knife, with two fine-pointed prongs that are great for piercing crispy skins or thick roasts. We like that the steel is especially thick and rigid, so the fork's extra-long tines won't bend when you use it to anchor or serve meat. The pieces in David Mellor's Black Handle series are made from high-carbon stainless steel using a special ice-hardening process, which results in strong, durable tools that will stay sharp over time. This set also comes in a beautiful birchwood box with a sliding lid, for easy and safe storage.
The late David Mellor was one of the biggest influences of mid-century British design, with the high distinction of Royal Designer for Industry. In addition to architecting Britain's traffic light system and bus shelters, Mellor had a passion for metalwork and designed iconic flatware from the 1950s until his retirement in 2005. The company—now run by David Mellor's son, Corin Mellor—is known for combining a classic, modern aesthetic with the latest manufacturing technology to produce knives that are built to last.
Net Weight: Carving knife: 6 ounces, Carving fork: 7 ounces
Length: Carving knife: Total: 14 inches, Blade: 9 inches, Carving fork: Total: 11.5 inches, Fork: 7.5 inches
Material: High-carbon stainless steel
Includes: Carving knife, carving fork
Place of Origin: London, England
Care: Use soft non-abrasive cutting surfaces to prevent premature dulling of knife edge. While technically dishwasher safe, we recommend washing and drying by hand after each use to promote longevity. Pieces left to sit in food, water residue or dishwashers can develop pits and stains. If stubborn stains do appear, use a stainless steel cleaner.