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.
Fresh, seasonal vegetables take center stage in Fire, Smoke, Green by Martin Nordin, which features creations such as this delicious grilled asparagus dish.
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.
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.
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.
Practical and beautiful, Caple’s island ceiling hood keeps cooking areas fresh and serves as a subtly stylish focal point.
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.