Would You Pay $495 for a Salad Bowl?

At nearly $500 for the salad bowl, you’d think Alice Waters would handpick and rinse the lettuces for you herself. But no, she only inspired the new bowl for the Permanent Collection online shop. It’s a beautiful piece, fairly shallow and 13 1/4 inches across, with an alluring natural pattern. Ms. Waters selected redwood for…

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An American Tale

The author of “Heirloom Kitchen” is an Italian-American who attended culinary school and wanted to record her immigrant mother’s recipes. The project led her to explore the cooking of other immigrant women. In this attractive volume, she has recorded the cooking and the experiences, both daunting and gratifying, of 37 of them from 30 different…

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