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Felt + Fruit

EggflatInspired by the design of egg crate and crafted from industrial felt, the Eggflat makes a fine tabletop resting place for your fruit. And when it's not being used, it folds flat for ease of storage. $52 at Branch. [via design sponge]

Listed by Josh Friedland on Feb 23, 2007 in Tableware | Link | Comments (1) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Americone Dream

Stephencolbertsamericonedream Ben & Jerry's has announced that it is honoring mock pundit Stephen Colbert with a new flavor called  Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream, which combines vanilla ice cream with fudge-covered waffle cone pieces and caramel ("the sweet taste of liberty in your mouth"). "I'm not afraid to say it. Dessert has a well-known liberal agenda," Colbert said in a statement. "What I hope to do with this ice cream is bring some balance back to the freezer case."

Listed by Josh Friedland on Feb 20, 2007 in Sweets | Link | Comments (1) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Better Butter

Plugraclarifiedbutter One thing I learned from my dishwashing days at Bette's Diner (aside from proper latke-making technique), is the usefulness of clarified butter. It has a very high smoking point, so you can bring your pan to high temperatures to make the perfect omelette without risk of burning your butter. It's not hard to find the stuff in an Indian grocery (sold as ghee), but I recently spotted Plugrá Clarified Butter, a clarified version of the European-style butter. $5.99 for a 12 ounce jar at Gourmet Garage (or find a store near you).

Listed by Josh Friedland on Feb 16, 2007 in Butter and Cheese | Link | Comments (3) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Get a Grip

Glass of Truth The usual advice for holding a wine glass is to grasp the stem and keep your 98 degree paws far away from the wine. However, these counterintuitive Glass of Truth Tumblers are designed with indentations for your thumb and finger to encourage heat transfer so that "the warmth from your hand radiates throughout the wine, releasing aromas and unlocking subtle flavors." $38 for a pair at napastyle.com. [via daily olive]

Listed by Josh Friedland on Feb 12, 2007 in Drink, Tableware | Link | Comments (1) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Mobile Mayo

Kewpiemayonnaisecellphonetoy It turns out that Pocky cell phone accessories are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to gastronomical accessorizing. Show your culinary street cred with this super-sized Kewpie Mayonnaise Cel Phone "Mascot" inspired by the MSG-powered Japanese mayo that culinary it boy David Chang calls "the best mayonnaise in the world." $11.95 at StrapYa.com.

Listed by Josh Friedland on Feb 6, 2007 in Culinary Couture | Link | Comments (1) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post