James Beard Award-winning chef Edouardo Jordan is known for serving “food with roots.” He’s traveled the world studying culinary arts, but it was Sunday suppers at his grandmother’s house that provided the most inspiration for his food. His first restaurant, Salare, is a love letter to his years of culinary training, traveling, and hustling. JuneBaby, his critically-acclaimed second restaurant, celebrates Southern flavors and their cultural significance. Here, Chef Jordan shares great gift ideas for the home chef in your life this holiday.... more
“These Chitlins sweatshirts are my first venture into the apparel industry under my brand, Food with Roots. Chitlins are a movement, a representation of challenging times and survival. They represent hardship, perseverance, culture, history, skill, and talent. During these trying times chitlins loudly gives us hope that we will overcome.”
“High quality and affordable cookware is difficult to come by—typically it's either throw away pans or expensive investment pieces. Many home cooks fall in the middle, and Abbio is fulfilling this need. Even though I'm a professional Chef, I love using Abbio cookware at home—and they are a local company!”
“Rain Shadow Meats is the local butcher you've always wanted. The meats are high quality, local, and the folks who work there are always happy to answer your questions and get you the perfect cut of meat for the meal you're looking to cook.”
“When you love diving into the bounty of the Pacific Northwest but don't have the time or the knowledge of wildcrafting, Foraged and Found is here for you. They offer the highest quality of foraged goods, from mushrooms to berries, to greens, harvested at their peak for the best flavor.”
“Hand blended and grown on the farm, Harbor Herbalist's tea blends are a great balm to any ailment. I'm not a coffee drinker, so these teas really help when I need a pick me up or need to relax after a long day. My favorite blends are Hercules, Strength, and Wellness, though there are enough blends for any mood you find yourself in.”
Fresh Chalk has partnered with Edouardo to support YouthCare. “There are a staggering amount of homeless youth in the US,” Chef Jordan says. “4.2 million youth and young adults face homelessness every year—with youth of color and LGBTQ youth being disproportionately affected. YouthCare advocates and supports homeless youth through outreach, shelter, employment, education, and more.”
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