Our food and style editors pick their fun and functional favorites.
The bowl’s open design allows fruit to breathe and stay fresh longer.
$92 for two, Two’s Company; 866/421-1744 or madisonavegifts.com
These fish are tough little scrubbers, but gentle enough for veggies―and they’re 100% biodegradeable.
$4 each, Eco-Bags; 800/720-2247 or ecobags.com
Especially helpful for removing shrimp shells
$10, Crate & Barrel; 800/967-6696 or crateandbarrel.com
A great read with recipes and tips by Vancouver’s star chef Frank Pabst.
$32, Douglas & McIntyre, 2009; booksamillion.com
Durable, but still light enough to lift
$100, Le Creuset; 800/663-8810 or cooking.com
Ergonomic design and easy to clean.
$10, Shun; 914/328-1376 or chefcentral.com
A playful touch for your table!
$48, Jonathan Adler; 800/963-0891 or jonathanadler.com
These containers keep contents from clumping in humid kitchens.
$9 for a set of 10; dryspice.com
Food editor Julia Rutland’s spice blend recipe for fish and chicken: Crush 3 tablespoons pink peppercorns, and mix with ¼ cup lemon zest and 2 tablespoons each kosher salt, ground coriander, and fresh or dried thyme.
The rectangular shape makes it easy to flip fish, and the cutout is oh-so cute.
With Offset Handle $13, Elizabeth Karmel; amazon.com
A seafood prep board that repels odors and stains.
$28, Joseph Joseph; amazon.com
Published November 2009