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  • Tour and Taste: Edible Schoolyard NYC
    December 22nd, 2014 | Food, Friends of Steven Alan, Uncategorized

    We are so happy and honored to be working with Edible Schoolyard NYC this holiday season. ESYNYC is dedicated to showing children, who would otherwise not have access to information about proper nutrition, that their relationship with food can be positive. The organization builds organic gardens and kitchen classrooms in NYC public schools, teaches children hands-on [...]

  • Q&A with Sunday Suppers + Recipe
    June 3rd, 2014 | Food, In Stock

    We’ve been admiring food stylist Karen Mordechai and her communal dinner series, Sunday Suppers, for some time now, and have been using her black sea salt and vegetable-dyed napkins in our own kitchens non-stop. Karen recently spoke with us about her work and shared one of her recipes. What prompted the transition from making dinner [...]

  • Travel Diary: Tea Wing Visits Japan
    May 15th, 2014 | Food, Home, In Stock, Travels

    Tea Wing‘s carefully sourced, painstakingly produced Japanese green teas are loved among our staff for their complex flavors, wonderful aromas, and beautiful colors. The Tea Wing team just returned from their annual tea buying trip to Japan, where they spend several weeks each Spring meeting with their dedicated network of farmers and producers, making new [...]

  • Studio Visit: Burrow Bakery
    May 7th, 2014 | Food

    We’ve been admirers of Ayako Kurokawa and her company, Kuroiwa Patisserie, ever since we first spotted her creative pastry designs on Pinterest. While visiting Burrow Bakery, her shop in DUMBO, we had the opportunity to see Ayako at work and asked her a few questions. Where did you grow up? Wakkanai City, most northern point [...]

  • Q&A: Pioneer Square Pantry
    February 18th, 2014 | Food, In Stock, New Arrivals

    We caught up with Pioneer Square Pantry founders Eva Soroken and Kylen McCarthy. Eva, a cultural consultant for fashion and lifestyle brands entering the Japanese market, and Kylen, a seasoned chef in the Seattle restaurant scene, travel between the Pacific Northwest and Tokyo, crafting delicious pop-up dinners and innovative culinary events. The duo recently launched [...]

  • A Recipe from Daphnis and Chloe
    January 22nd, 2014 | Food, Home, New Arrivals

    Daphnis and Chloe is a line of culinary herbs that recently arrived in our Home Shop. Founder Evangelia Koutsovoulou often lamented that none of the seasonings she bought at the market came close to achieving the vivid aromas and pure flavors of the wild, handpicked herbs of her native Greece. Over the course of several [...]

  • A Moment With . . . Ana Kras
    December 17th, 2013 | Food, Friends of Steven Alan, Photos

    We caught up with multi-disciplinary artist and designer Ana Kraš about her work, life in New York, and favorite spots back home in Belgrade. She also shared her recipe for Serbian cabbage. Since leaving your hometown of Belgrade six years ago, you’ve lived in a few different cities, including LA, and now New York.  Do [...]

  • A Day in Hayes Valley with Camp Comfort
    November 6th, 2013 | Food, In the Neighborhood

    Our friend Roberta Jane Petersen of Camp Comfort shared her itinerary for a day in Hayes Valley, one of our favorite San Francisco neighborhoods (and home to one of our shops). I frequently find myself meeting friends or taking out-of-towners to Hayes Valley. It’s pretty centrally located and easy to get to, and the neighborhood [...]

  • A Visit to the Bellocq Tea Atelier
    September 4th, 2013 | Food, Home, In Stock

    We recently had the pleasure of visiting Heidi Johannsen Stewart and Michael Shannon of Bellocq at their tea atelier in Greenpoint. While we sampled a variety of their unique, handcrafted blends, the duo spoke with us about their love of tea, travels, and inspiration. How did you discover your mutual interest in tea? Heidi: We [...]

  • Katakana Supper Club
    July 2nd, 2013 | Events, Food

    This past weekend Shino Takeda, one of our favorite ceramic artists featured in our Home Shop, invited us to a delicious homemade dinner as part of the Katakana supper club series she hosts along with her dear friend and fellow ceramicist Romy Northover. The menu included leek soup, strawberry arugula salad, roasted branzino with plum [...]

  • Atlanta To Do: Liebemarlene’s Picks
    April 30th, 2013 | Food, In the Neighborhood

    Our friend Rhiannon Leifheit, the voice behind Liebemarlene, gave us a warm welcome when we opened our Atlanta shop (our first in the South) and was kind enough to share some of her favorite places in the city. Here’s her roundup, featuring photos taken by her husband, Drew Tyndell. My husband Drew and I have [...]

  • A Conversation with Dandelion Chocolate
    February 21st, 2013 | Food, In Stock, New Arrivals

    We recently introduced chocolate bars from San Francisco-based Dandelion Chocolate in our shops. Made in small batches with beans from Madagascar, Venezuela, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic, the bars are crafted on site at their factory in the Mission, which also houses a cafe featuring a rotating menu of drinking chocolates and unique desserts [...]

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