Culinary Culture – COOL HUNTING®

The inaugural release of The Macallan’s new limited edition Harmony Collection, Rich Cacao Single Malt Scotch Whiskey offers a delicious profile of fine chocolates, cinnamon and dried fruit. For this first expression of what will become an annual series, Macallan’s whiskey-maker Polly Logan has collaborated with Girona, the pastry chef based in Spain Jordi Roca of the restaurant El Celler de Can Roc three Michelin stars and owner…

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Chez Diane, a design studio founded by drag artist Steak Diane, offers a friendly and refreshing take on classic gingham placemats. Made in New York, Les Huîtres features embroidered oysters and a lemon wedge on a double-layered 100% cotton fabric. Imbued with as much joy, humor and life as Diane herself, these table sets can be purchased either as a single rug or as a set …

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After family members were hospitalized with alcoholism, Evan Quinn and George Youmans founded Hiyo, a healthy alternative to alcohol. Hiyo’s Sparkling Tonics deliver delicious flavors and mood-boosting organic adaptogens, all anchored by mild carbonation. Throughout their variations (which include peach mango, watermelon lime and ripe lemon), these refreshing drinks contain a multitude of beneficial herbs, such as ashwagandha to regulate cortisol levels and relieve stress, lion’s mane …

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MADRE’s handmade towels are designed and produced in Portland from linen grown in Belgium and woven in Lithuania. Composed of rich colors, they feature mitered edges in contrasting hues. Available in different sizes and sets of two, four, or eight, they work as matching collections, but the colors are also gorgeous mixed together.

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The original pasta design of the Sporkful, called Cascatelli and produced by Sfoglini, perfectly offers workability, sausability and dentability. This four pack of Cascatelli can be split between family and friends or kept for yourself.

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Between the gender disparity in distilleries and cocktails associated with femininity, the drink culture has long been dictated by patriarchy. Mallory O’Meara’s Girly Drinks compels this gender divide to be considered, highlighting the neglected women behind brews and booze. From an ancient Sumerian goddess of beer to iconic bartender Ada Coleman, this book reveals the feminist history of alcohol.

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Refreshing, tangy and slightly sparkling, Greenpoint Cidery 2020 We’re Laughing features notes of cranberries, raspberries and green brambles. Named after a song by the Psychedelic Aliens, this limited edition cider is fermented in the Hudson Valley in a farmhouse style. This artisanal cider, made with all locally sourced ingredients, is imbued with the naturally bright terroir of upstate New York.

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Designed by Aruliden, this colorful set of six coasters does more than protect a surface from moisture. Temperature and scratch resistant TPU discs can be bound in a range of sculptural combinations, when not in use. They are a vibrant addition to any kitchen or dining room, whether used for a cocktail party or with a morning coffee.

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Inspired by the traditional Korean Dolsot bowls used for bibimbap, this set, consisting of a stoneware bowl, bamboo cover and chopsticks, is designed to bring back the joy of the house. When in use, lifting the lid of the heat storage bowl reveals a cloud of vapor, a moment that Hong Kong-founded housewares brand JIA Inc designed to evoke memories of sitting down to a dinner. House. While being minimalist in aesthetics …

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With a mission to bring tranquility to people’s daily rituals, Lisa Li founded The Qi, a tea brand that uses whole flowers. Sourced from small family farms, the high quality flowers are hand picked, sustainably grown and organically grown. The Tri-Bouquet Set is an enchanting set of naturally caffeine-free teas made up of three flowers: Blue Lotus, Shangri-La Rose and Royal Chrysanthemum. In addition, the package includes a …

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Organized by award-winning chef and activist Bryant Terry and published by 4 Color Books, Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora (A Cookbook) travels through time and place to capture the expansive multiplicities of black culture. Through recipes, poetry, artwork and essays that explore food’s intrinsic connection to community and history within the diaspora, this rich cookbook encompasses the work of more …

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Panamanian drummer and music producer Jahphet “Jah” Negast Landis (also known as Roofeeo) founded Jah Mama Sauce in honor of his late mother and his original hot sauce recipe. Blending her memories of her and their home into a sensory and spicy experience, the eponymous sauce consists of selected Scotch Bonnet peppers (popular in the Caribbean and measuring around 80,000-400,000 on …

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