What Does Being Best Dressed Mean?

This weekend, the International Best-Dressed List was released — its 79th iteration, but the first under its new caretaker, Airmail, the Graydon Carter newsletter/zine. Did you notice? Once upon a time the crowning of a new set of style royalty was so newsworthy that reporters from The Rocky Mountain News to The Daily Mail in…

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Hummus, the Book

The title of this lavish gift volume on hummus is rendered in Arabic, English and Hebrew. The book, written by a team of Israelis, tours cities in the Middle East, exploring how they use chickpeas, not just in hummus but also in falafel, stews and other dishes, and even fashioned in gold as a prize…

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Gift a Brick of Caviar

Calvisius, the Northern Italian farmed caviar company, sells an innovative and useful type of dried caviar. Made from California white sturgeon roe and shaped like an ingot, the caviar is firm and hard so it can easily be shaved with a grater or potato peeler over scrambled eggs, an omelet, mashed potatoes, pasta, cheese, seafood…

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