For the amateur mixologist
Until recently, making clear ice in a home freezer was near impossible. Not so any longer: Polar Ice Trays allow water to freeze in a way that releases the air trapped inside, creating large, clear spheres. From Taiwan, the original molds come with various animal impressions, but they melt away quickly, and a new plain mold is scheduled to appear on the market by the end of the year. —Jordan Mackay
$55 at polaricetray.com
This story was featured in W&S Winter 2015.
Caitlin Griffith knew her future career would entail food and drink when, at the age of six, she munched an anchovy from her father’s Caesar salad thinking it as a small strip of bacon—and was more than pleasantly surprised. While enrolled in New York University’s Food Studies program, she learned the secrets of affinage in the caves of Murray’s Cheese.
This story appears in the print issue of Winter 2015.
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