ISSUE 50  |  Holiday Gifts

Holiday Gift: Spice Block

December 16, 2008 5:50 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

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My friend Eric Gower, the Breakaway Cook, taught me the importance of keeping a small bowl of salt and ground pepper by the stove for easy seasoning (use an electric coffee grinder on the peppercorns). This mahogany Spice Block, handmade by Brooklyn-based Domestic Aesthetic from recycled wood, does the trick; $56 from Branch Home (order before December 21 and get 20 percent off; enter "friend" at checkout).