5 Things We Love This Week

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Here’s the first of our now weekly installment of 5 Things We Love, a gathered list of favorites from our staff and fellow bon vivants such as this week’s Jeremy & Tara of Chubo Knives and photographer duo Dylan + Jeni.

 

Omnivore

Omnivore Salt with natural sea salt that’s been harvested from the Northern California coast and organic spices.

1. OMNIVORE SALT

Where: The Northern California Coast
Link: http://www.omnivoresalt.com/

“I recently came across Omnivore Salt, a small batch natural sea salt blend with organic spices. It has a nice little kick to it and so far I’ve enjoyed using it in the morning on eggs or with my vegetables. It’s very versatile.”

Maria Nguyen
Editor-in-Chief, The Art of Plating
Instagram

Williams-Sonoma

Cole and Mason Granite Mortar and Pestle from Williams-Sonoma. © Williams-Sonoma

2. MASON GRANITE MORTAR AND PESTLE

Where: Williams-Sonoma
Link: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/cole-mason-granite-mortar-pestle/

“For crushing herbs and spices for optimal flavor, you can’t pass up a solid mortar and pestle. This one, featuring an Italian Carrara marble mortar and beechwood pestle has a rough interior to help grind ingredients, is heavy enough to grind spices without slipping and is an investment that will last forever.”

Elizabeth Biscevic
Contributing Writer
Web Instagram

 

Dylan + Jeni

Riad in Morocco. © Dylan + Jeni

3. STAYING IN A RIAD

Where: Morocco

“Morocco is definitely one of our favorite countries to visit, and if we lived closer, we’re pretty sure we’d be there more often. While in Morocco, we’ve been able to stay in a riad, a traditional Moroccan house centered around a small courtyard. The minute you walk into a riad, you’ll notice the geometric tiles that cover the floor, ornate carved doors, and simple Islamic design. Any stress that we carry falls away with the help of the ceilings that seem to go on forever, and the natural light fills the courtyard and into our rooms. When you arrive at your riad, you are served mint tea and small baked goods. You are immediately encouraged to relax – thanks to the amazing hospitability. When we’re hungry, the kitchen is able to prepare amazing tagines. It’s awesome.”

Dylan + Jeni
Photography Duo
Web | Instagram

Interested in their work? Learn more here!

 

Balcony view at Michishirube in Shinjuku Tokyo. Best yakitori in Tokyo?. Cc: @otakusouth

A photo posted by @chuboknives on

4. MICHISHIRUBE (YAKITORI RESTAURANT)

Where: 1-3-7 Kabukicho Shinjuku Tokyo

“Hands down best yakitori in Tokyo. Tiny place down an alley in Shinjuku with a handful of seats on two floors and a waiter to carry food up to the second floor. Yakitori chefs will keep pace drinking grapefruit sours with you the whole night, and you’ll be friends with everyone in there by the end of dinner.”

Jeremy Watson
Founder, Chubo Knives
Web

Curious about Chubo Knives? Check out our Q&A with Jeremy here!

 

東京エスプレッソ || TOKYO COFFEE VIBES

A photo posted by Drift, Volume 3: Havana (@driftmag) on

5. DRIFT MAGAZINE

Link: http://driftmag.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/driftmag/

“[Jeremy and I] are big fans of coffee and big fans of Drift. Each issue of this gorgeous biannual is devoted to the coffee culture of a single place. The last issues was devoted to Tokyo, and even though I know that city pretty well, there was still a ton to discover. I’m always homesick for Japan, but when I closed that last issue, I was aching to get a plane ticket.”

Tara Hohenberger
Marketing Director, Chubo Knives
Web

Stay tuned for our next list of 5 favorites, next week!