Cooking at Home: 4 New Ways to Elevate Your Dining-In Experience

This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s blog Luxury Defined


Whether you’re looking for new recipe ideas, a time-saving tool, or something to sip on while preparing your meal, these top new foodie products all have one aim in common: to make cooking at home even more enjoyable.


Plate of grilled asparagus and burrata cheese

Fresh, seasonal vegetables take center stage in Fire, Smoke, Green by Martin Nordin, which features creations such as this delicious grilled asparagus dish.


Grill Seeker

Martin Nordin has always loved to barbecue vegetables—“I began with a pretty slim repertoire, the classic vegetables on a grill,”—but his world changed when he put an eggplant into naked flames. “A friend had smoked some tomatoes for dinner, too. Suddenly a whole new universe opened up to me.”

Nordin now shares the results of his extensive grilling experiments and research in Fire, Smoke, Green, which has seven chapters covering everything from grilling directly onto fire, smoked recipes, and even wood-fired pizza.

Gin bottle with tall glass of gin and tonic
Gin has enjoyed a massive resurgence in popularity in recent years, and The Connaught’s bespoke offering has a smoothness that makes it perfect for sipping, pairing with tonic, or mixing into a martini.

Taste of Mayfair

The stylish bar at London’s Connaught hotel, designed by David Collins Studio, is known and loved for its cocktails, all overseen by master mixologist Agostino Perron.

Thankfully, with the launch of the Connaught Bar Gin, the gin and tonics that the hotel is famous for can now be enjoyed at home. Celebrating the bar’s 10th anniversary, the in-house gin is “truly a labor of love,” says Perrone. Ingredients include Amalfi lemons, angelica, and orris root, as well as juniper berries, and the bottle design was inspired by a 1920s cocktail shaker.

Coffe-making machine on bedside cabinet 
Crafted from sustainably sourced timber and premium glass, Joy Resolve’s Barisieur provides the perfect cup every morning, and helps to ensure a good night’s sleep with its auto-dim display.

Rise and Shine

If you need a coffee before you can even contemplate engaging with the world then the Barisieur from Joy Resolve is a must-buy. The “Personal Bedside Barista,” AKA an automatic coffee maker and alarm clock that also does tea, eases you gently into the morning.

In walnut wood and black or white finish, the Barisieur makes your beverage at 201°F (94°C) meaning optimum flavor with no burnt taste, while the integral Peltier fridge keeps your milk at 41°F (5°C). An inbuilt drawer can store enough coffee for a week and a measuring spoon is included.


Modern kitchen with island

Practical and beautiful, Caple’s island ceiling hood keeps cooking areas fresh and serves as a subtly stylish focal point.


Fresh Blast

An extractor fan with a difference, Caple’s new island ceiling hood looks nothing like the bulky metallic overheads of yesteryear. “Our new hood will complement a modern kitchen design in terms of its design aesthetic,” says the company’s product manager Luke Shipway. “This style tends to reflect the latest lighting choices for the kitchen/living space.” The fan has four speeds, a dimmable 14W LED light, and an easy-to-clean stainless-steel grease filter.