You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Food

  • Sellers, buyers link regional cheeses with Hoosier wine
    A group of trendy celebrants crowd around a table filled with platters of cut-up cheese and a few open bottles of wine. They sip. They schmooze. They nibble. Occasionally, they exclaim, and not infrequently, they sigh.
  • The brewer’s garden
    You don’t need a garden to succeed as a home brewer, but growing your own ingredients is a flavorful step up. Much of the creativity involved in crafting a custom-made beer starts with the plants you select.
  • Move over, Bessie: Nondairy milk grows
    Just a few years ago, the term “milk” was synonymous with the stuff that came from cows.
Advertisement

Kitchen gadgets

Beyond basic pots and pans, every kitchen requires some gadgets. These tools will create a more efficient kitchen while looking good on your countertop, too. Why give up form for function when you don’t have to? Here are some essential pieces for the kitchen.

Williams-Sonoma Smart Tools for iPad sets. Mise en place is key to a good kitchen, but don’t forget a spot for the iPad. This set will display your recipes for easy access, and it has speakers. $199.95, Williams-Sonoma

Zeroll ice-cream scoop. The perfect scoop. The handle contains heat-conductive liquid that warms up as you grab it so it’s easier to scoop out ice cream. $19.95, Williams-Sonoma

Hobnail pitcher. Every kitchen should have a beautiful pitcher for sunny afternoons on the porch. $78, Anthropologie

Cole & Mason Wood Electric Salt & Pepper Mills. A beautiful set of electric salt and pepper mills to accent the dining table. $69.95, Williams-Sonoma

Microplane grater. An absolute must. It perfectly zests citrus and grates hard cheese finer than any other tool we’ve tried. $14.95, Crate & Barrel

De Buyer Viper dicing mandoline. For clean and quick slicing of anything, including tomatoes. Food prep will be faster than ever before. $149.95, Williams-Sonoma

Salter lifestyle digital scale. Baking requires precision. Salter is known for its accuracy, and this sleek glass scale is pretty enough to keep on the counter. $59.95, Williams-Sonoma

– Ileana Morales, Tampa Bay Times

Advertisement