Food jour­nal

Events, eater­ies, ed­i­bles and kitchen es­sen­tials for keen home cooks

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The cen­te­nary mix

Cov­eted by pas­sion­ate home cooks for a cen­tury, Kitchenaid has in­tro­duced Misty Blue to its Ar­ti­san mixer col­lec­tion in cel­e­bra­tion of its 100th an­niver­sary this year. With a hob­nail bowl made from ti­ta­nium-re­in­forced ce­ramic, and over 15 op­tional ac­ces­sories for ev­ery­thing from slic­ing to spi­ral­iz­ing, the mixer, £699, will be top of Santa’s wish-list for many.

crafted in the wilds of caith­ness by fam­ily-run dun­net Bay dis­tillery, rock rose Gin Win­ter edi­tion, £37.50, is per­fect to warm the cock­les. us­ing lo­cally for­aged botan­i­cals, it fea­tures cit­rusy spruce tips, along with the sig­na­ture flo­ral Rho­di­ola rosea – ap­par­ently pil­laged by vik­ings who be­lieved it would help them live to 200. you won’t, but you’ll en­joy the gin.

ele­men­tal flavour a store cup­board es­sen­tial, vine­gar en­hances many dishes, so en­cour­age the chef of the house to make their own vin­tage with a vine­gar pot. this one from vine­gar Shed, £130, is hand­made by ar­ti­sans at one of france’s old­est sur­viv­ing ce­ramic fac­to­ries.

Sim­ply po­eticFor some sump­tu­ous stock­ing fillers, try Devon-based Sal­combe Dairy’s new The Bar choco­late range, named af­ter Al­fred Lord Ten­nyson’s poemCross­ing the Bar. Avail­able in seven flavours, £4.95 each.

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