Coastal Living - - CURRENTS -

Food and Wine Ed­i­tor Chris Hughes knows his way around a Maine lob­ster roll and shakes up a killer cock­tail ev­ery Fri­day af­ter­noon. Here, he shares his kitchen sta­ples


COOK­ING PRO TIP: “There’s a cer­tain en­ergy in the kitchen. If you’re stressed, your food will never taste good, so lis­ten to mu­sic. I just made a yacht rock playlist.”

GO-TO PARTY TRICK: “An Ir­ish good­bye.”

NEVER TRAV­ELS WITH­OUT: “Ex­tra con­tacts. I lost my only pair in Ja­maica one sum­mer, and it trau­ma­tized me for life.”

SUM­MER READ­ING LIST: “When in Maine, read like a Mainer: Stephen King. I also en­joy a lot of travel fic­tion and non­fic­tion in the sum­mer.”

Smithey Iron­ware No. 10 Cast Iron Skil­let, $160; smitheyiron­ “This Charleston com­pany makes heir­loom-qual­ity pans that’ll last for­ever. The de­sign is un­matched.”

Cock­tail King­dom Yarai 500 mL Mix­ing Glass, $33; cock­tail king­ Whataburger Fancy Ketchup 3-Pack, $19;

Tronk De­sign Clarkester Bar Stool in Wal­nut/ White, $530;

“I got my first Vans when I was in third grade and since then, I’ve al­ways had at least two pairs.”

Tod­der Hand­made Coaster Set, $30; tod­ RVCA De­liv­ery Long Sleeve Shirt in Cobalt, $49.50;

“It truly is the best ketchup—not too sweet, just the right amount of tangi­ness.”

School­house Fac­tory Light No. 5 In­te­grated LED in Fac­tory Green with Gal­va­nized Cage, $419; school­

Vans Salt Wash Au­then­tic SF in Cor­sair Marsh­mal­low, $52;

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