Top ChefJune, 2012
Our latest roundup of favorite finds will enhance your culinary confidence and creativity.
If you can boil water you can make espresso with the molto stylish, manually operated Presso Espresso Machine. No electricity required,so it’s perfect for brewing a cup on cool summer evenings outdoors. $150 for single cup; presso.us/presso-in-action; matteriashop.com.
Squeeze every tart drop while holding back seeds with the ingenious stainless-steel Lemon Press Squeezer that doubles as a drip-free serving vessel. $35, Uncommon Goods; uncommongoods.com.
Each blade from Middleton Made Knives is handcrafted of high-carbon steel to the exact specifications of the customer. $660 for 8-inch Damascus chef’s knife with solid wood handle; middletonmadeknives.com.
Using simple hydroponics, a GrowBottle Upcycled Hydrogarden kit sprouts fresh culinary herbs indoors year-round. The vessels are recycled wine bottles that can be replanted. $35 each, Potting Shed Creations; pottingshedcreations.com.