Top Ten—Will Gilson of Puritan & Co.

Top Ten—Will Gilson of Puritan & Co.

Pigs to maple water, highbrow murder mysteries to kitchen toys.

July 8, 2015

1. SURRYANO HAM

"It's so fucking good. Peanut fed pigs, aged 400 days and smoked perfectly."

2. SERIAL
"I love listening to old school hip hop or 80's jams in the kitchen, but during those early mornings in the shop by myself, I stream NPR and I can't stop listening to Serial."

3. SEARZALL
"Dave Chang and Booker and Dax geniuses have made one of the coolest and most coveted kitchen toys in most recent years.  So much control, so soigné." 

4. ORO BLANCO GRAPEFRUITS
"They are like candy, and not like any citrus you have ever had."


5. FENTIMANS TONIC WATER
"I drink more gin and tonics than I should, and this makes that even more of a problem…because it's so goddamned delicious."

6. MAPLE WATER
 "I think coconut water tastes like drinking a beach volleyball player's sweat.  Maple water is like drinking a Canadian angel's tears."

7. FANCY DESSERTS
"Brooks Headley has managed to create the coolest, most punk-rock, but informative dessert cookbooks ever."  

8. STAINLESS STEEL YAKUMI PANS
"They are so fancy and clean and I am obsessed.  They keep your mise wicked organized and make the kitchen pass look sexy."

9. HEIRLOOM EGGS (AMERAUCANA)
 "I use these exclusively in the kitchen. We also cure the yolks, which are almost orange in color."

10. AMARO MONTENEGRO
 "Because a chef can only drink so much Fernet."


Photo via Tara Morris.