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.
1. OMNIVORE SALT
Where: The Northern California Coast
“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.”
Editor-in-Chief, The Art of Plating
2. MASON GRANITE MORTAR AND 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.”
3. STAYING IN A RIAD
“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.”
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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.”
Founder, Chubo Knives
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5. DRIFT MAGAZINE
“[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.”
Marketing Director, Chubo Knives
Stay tuned for our next list of 5 favorites, next week!