ISSUE 19  |  Refining the Kitchen

Shopper’s Diary: In.gredienti Foodshop in Padua, Italy

May 09, 2011 8:24 PM

BY Julie Carlson

In.gredienti, the pristine gourmet grocery of Massimiliano and Raffaele Alajmo (the brothers behind the three-Michelin-star restaurant Le Calandre), showcases the products of a select group of culinary artisans as well as fixtures, dinnerware, and glassware used in the family's restaurants.

N.B.: Food & Wine includes their book In.gredienti on its list of 10 Cookbooks for the Food Cognoscenti.

Above: A tabletop display by Civico Quattro.

Above: Made of hand-blown borosilicate glass and designed by the Alajmos, each glass in the In.gredienti line is unique and intentionally imperfect.

Above L: Big Max flute; €65. Above R: Big Raf extra large balloon goblet; €65.

Above: The OVO Lamp is produced by Davide Groppi according to the Alajmo's original design; €324.

Above: The Alajmo-designed hand-operated Meat Slicer is made in Italy by a team of master craftsmen and features African horn details; can be used both domestically and professionally; €5,750.

Above: Made of whitened oak wood, the Cantinetta Wine Rack consists of 32 solid oak rods that can support up to 21 wine bottles; €690.

Above: According to Food & Wine, In.gredienti's cookbook "illuminates the brothers' regionally based but cutting-edge style of cooking with lavishly photographed (and impossibly difficult) recipes." The weighty tome is also impossibly expensive; the English edition of In.gredienti is available through Amazon for $349.95 or directly from In.gredienti for €150.