Our Picks: The Global Pantry

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Our Picks: The Global Pantry
Well-traveled cooks should have a kitchen that reflects their journeys. Here are our favorite finds from around the world.
Photo by Jeffery Cross
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    LE CREUSET
    Before the French company released its flame-orange cast-iron pots in 1925, cookware came in two colors: black and white. Palm green is the newest hue. From $25. lecreuset.com 
    Photo by Jeffery Cross
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    UNITED NATION OF SALTS
    A telltale sign of a well-traveled cook is a cupboard stocked with a United Nations of salts. Just as wine grapes capture flavors from the soil, the color and flavor of salt reflect the terroir of where it’s harvested. For example, a pink hue signifies the high mineral content of salt from the Himalayas. 

    Pictured from outer to inner ring:

    France: 
    Vintage Merlot Sea Salt, $3.50 per ounce, spicestationsilverlake.com

    United States: 
    Sriracha Sea Salt, $4.30 per ounce, seasalt.com

    Spain: 
    Fossil River Flake Sea Salt, $1.32 per ounce, chefshop.com 

    Himalayas: Ancient Ocean Pink Mineral Salt, $1 per ounce, seasalt.com 

    United States: 
    Smoked Habañero Sea Salt, $6 per ounce, seasalt.com

    Australia: 
    Murray Darling Flake Sea Salt, $9.25 per ounce, atthemeadow.com

    Cyprus: 
    Black Lava Salt, $5.50 per ounce, spicestationsilverlake.com
     
    Photo by Jeffery Cross
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    TALISKER STORM WHISKY
    Distilled on the Isle of Skye in northwest Scotland, this blend is a smokier, more intense interpretation of Talisker’s uniformly aged single malt Scotch whiskies. $73. klwines.com 
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    SCANDINAVIAN APRON
    The pattern called Muilla Mailla is Finnish for “on foreign land.” Designer Hannele Äijälä’s travels inspired the drawings that became the print. $49. artsymodern.com
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    ALEX KATZ DESSERT PLATE
    New York’s Museum of Modern Art sells porcelain plates featuring the work of figurative artist Alex Katz, known for his bold portraits with a pop edge. Ballet dancer Sara Mearns (pictured here) was one of Katz’s muses. From $125. momastore.com
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    VICTORINOX OYSTER KNIFE
    Even if you’re a novice shucker, this Providence-style oyster knife from the makers of the Swiss Army knife will crack open the stubbornest shells. From $17. swissarmy.com 
    Photo courtesy of Victorinox
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    FORT STANDARD CUTTING BOARD
    Made in Virginia, these conversation-starting cutting boards come in circle, diamond, and triangle shapes and are made from walnut and curly maple. A donut-like hole allows them to be hung like art. $198. tenover6.com 
    Photo courtesy of Fort Standard