Home Cooking Essentials

A Chef's Treat

From seasoned professionals to budding amateurs, our collection of home cooking essentials, from handcrafted knives to cast iron cookware, is perfect for the culinarily inclined.  

Timeless Tools from a Design Pioneer

Sori Yanagi was born as a son of the Japanese Folk Crafts Museum founder, Soetsu Yanagi, in 1915. His father, a renowned Japanese philosopher and art critic, founded the Mingei Folk craft movement which espoused that beauty could be found in common utilitarian wares created by anonymous craftsmen using natural and local materials utilizing traditional designs and methods. Growing up under his Father’s tutelage directly informed Sori Yanagi’s philosophy as he bridged the gap between folk art and modernism.  

Sori Yanagi's designs have received numerous accolades throughout the years with many still in production today. His ability to bring together the world of craft and industry has been his ultimate legacy.

A Cut Above The Rest

"Good Knives are made by hand." Robert Herder has been living this mantra since 1872 - skillfully crafting the finest quality knives with great precision, skill and patience.

Unlike most knives on the market today, Robert Herder's collection is still ground utilizing a dry fine grinding method and blue glazed by hand - a complex process that requires years of training to perfect. The result is an extremely hard blade that maintains a sharp edge and can be thin enough to make the most intricate of cuts. 

Kaico Enamelware

The Kaico Cookware Collection is an elegant assortment of white enamelware with turned maple accents. Designed to be durable enough to last for a lifetime, the Kaico collection contains enduring classics that blend function and thoughtful Japanese design.

Kaico Collection

Rice Cookers & Donabes

Making rice in a traditional donabe is dead simple only requiring a short heating period followed by rest. During the rest period the rice continues to cook from the warmth contained in the wall of the pot - steaming and creating premium quality rice. 

The pots are also multi-purpose and can be used for soups, stews and hot pots. Layer in veggies and fish over a bed of rice and reap the delectable awards all at once.