Jacobsen Salt Co. Infused Cherrywood Smoked Salt
Cherrywood chips impart a rich smoky aroma and subtle fruitiness to this sea salt, without the bitterness that you might get from hickory or the more intense sweetness of apple or maple. We love the delicate texture and clean flavor of Jacobsen's hand-harvested salt flakes from near Portland, Oregon—they add a crunchy element on top of bright salinity.
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.
Kamasada Cast-Iron Sukiyaki Casserole Pans
The Japanese marry great design and functionality with cast iron to create truly unique pieces. There is nothing like it coming out of America, at least not yet. These moderately sized pans (7½ inches and 10 inches) are surprisingly thin and beautifully proportioned. The effective flat handles are easy to hold while cooking or transporting to the table. We use the larger one for everything from browning grilled cheese and searing steaks to roasting vegetables or baking pasta. We also use it to braise chicken parts or for a simple fricassee. The smaller pan is just right for toasting nuts, for cooking for two, or for gratins and small casseroles. We also love these pans because they can be used for serving at the table.
Dimensions: Large Pan: Width: 10 inches, Length: 13 inches, Height: 2 inches, Medium Pan: Width: 7.5 inches, Length: 9.5 inches, Height: 1.87 inches Weight: Large Pan: 6.3 pounds, Medium Pan: 3.3 pounds Material: Nambu Tekki Cast iron Place of Origin: Japan
Care: Hand wash recommended
Oigen Cast-Iron Trivet
Here at Milk Street, our favorite cookware items often double as serving dishes, but hot pans need sturdy trivets to protect tabletops. Traditionally used for cast-iron teapots, Oigen's beautiful trivet is fitted with rubber feet so it won't scratch surfaces or move around while in use. We love the elegant look of this trivet, which combines the rawness of cast iron with a delicate pattern. Solidly forged in Japan from cast iron and subtly detailed, they are as attractive as they are functional. Use solo, or group small and large trivets together.
Weight: 8.75 ounces
Dimensions: Diameter: 5.5 inches
Materials: Cast iron (75% recycled)
Straight Glass Drinking Straws — 2-Pack
We love these reusable drinking straws because they are durable, easy to clean and reduce waste. They are made from strong borosilicate glass that makes the straw dishwasher-safe, and unlike with metal drinking straws, the clear glass allows you to check whether the inside of the straw is clean. Included in the set is a convenient cleaning brush to reach the inside if your straw needs hand-washing. Its 9.5-millimeter internal diameter is similar to most standard drinking straws, with a medium length of 8 inches.
Jacobsen Salt Co. Infused Garlic Salt
Jacobsen's hand-harvested sea salt from Oregon has a delicate crunch and releases bright bursts of clean, crisp salinity with each bite; it's perfect for tempering the pungency of garlic, making this one of the most balanced garlic salts we've tasted. The blend is savory and slightly nutty without being overpowering.
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.
Graf Lantz Bottle Cozy
This elegant bottle cozy made from 100% thick merino wool felt will keep your wine bottles cool during the summer and protected from damage during travel. The absorbent wool will absorb any condensation yet resists staining. The cozy can be packed flat for easy storage or transport. We keep one tucked into our market tote for grocery shopping.
Graf Lantz Target Trivet Set
These three-in-one Graf Lantz Target Trivets are both stylish and functional. They are a total 12 inches in diameter but can easily be customized to the perfect size by separating the rings. They are made of 5-millimeter thick merino wool felt, which provides surface protection, as well as heat and water resistance. It absorbs condensation, protecting wood tables beneath from damage.
Milk Street T-Shirt
Get your 100% cotton Milk Street exclusive T-Shirt, with our classic bow-tie logo on the front and Milk Street logo on the back. The shirts are machine washable and are available in small through extra large.
3-Tier Insulated Tiffin with Thermally Insulated Bag
Millions of Indians carry their lunch to work in stacking stainless-steel containers called tiffins. The tiered design locks together and effectively keeps dishes separate. This sturdy three-tiered model, with dual-wall construction for heat retention, zips snugly into an insulated carrying case. It sure beats the jumble of the usual lunchbox and eating out of plastic containers.