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Let’s face it: You could have a galley full of gadgetry and still
have some room in your heart for additional kitchen and
dining room accessories. Collected below are some of our
prime picks for cookhouse accoutrements.
1 T E X T BY RYAN JAR R ELL
1. Ceramic Dishware by Levi Mahan Cost: Contact for pricing Why we
picked it: A professional potter born and raised among the folkways of
North Carolina’s red clay region, Mahan’s works are the culmination of
thousands of years of ceramic artistry. Owning a plate or a bowl is one
thing, owning a palpable piece of a tradition honed over generations is
quite another. Available in a wide variety of styles. Where to get it:
2. Chops Cutting Board by iLoveHandles Cost: $65 Why we picked
it: An ingenious solution to the eternal issue of where to store that most
cumbersome of kitchen equipment, this nifty package comes with two
wooden cutting boards that magnetically connect to a metal knife rack.
Aesthetically pleasing and overwhelmingly pragmatic, what’s there not to
love about this final solution to an age-old problem? Where to get it:
3. Maverick 5-Piece Dining Set Cost: $1,699 Why we picked it: A bold,
contemporary piece hand-selected by the local design aficionados at El
Dorado Furniture, this wavy metallic dining room set contains everything
we love about the modern Miami aesthetic. The accompanying high-backed
chairs add a regal and elegant undertone to any occasion. Comes with a
polished stainless steel base and clear glass tabletop. Where to get it: El
Dorado Furniture, 2475 SW 8th St.; ElDoradoFurniture.com.
4. Cookware by Duparquet Copper Cookware Cost: Contact for pricing
Why we picked it: Besides adding an illustrious appeal to any home
kitchen, copper cookware is truly essential for anyone passionate about the
culinary arts. Rhode Island-based coppersmiths Duparquet handcraft each of
their quality pieces, determined that each will last not just for a lifetime, but
for generations. Where to get it: Duparquet.com.
4 5. Chef’s Knife by Nafzger Forge Cost: $400 Why we picked it: The
only knife you’ll ever really need, these carefully crafted blades are hand-
forged by famed Chef Ben Noffsinger. Combining the latest in materials
and technology with good old-fashioned love of vocation, the maker’s
meticulous dedication shines through in every blade produced. The best
thing about them? In an age of 48-hour warranties and yearly smartphone
replacements, Noffsinger’s knives come with a lifetime guarantee. Where
to get it: NafzgerForge.com.