As my attention turns to Athens, Georgia these next few months as I get ready to produce the next Sweet Spots paper, I can't help but think of local resident, Hugh Acheson. I first met Hugh at his beautiful Athens home the first year I started the Sweet Peach blog. He's gracious, welcoming and kind and can make a kitchen smell divine in no time. That visit embodied all that I love about the South- so I'm smiling ear to ear as he shares his culinary gift picks with Sweet Peach today. Thanks Hugh!
Kalita Wave 185 and Kalita Serving Vessel, from $38. Awesome, fast brewing, Japanese pour over device. Perfect for one person.
Georgia Olive Oil, from $32. Incredible south Georgia olive oil that is beautifully fruity and local- at least in my part of the world.
Heritage Cookbook, $24. Sean Brock's book is redefining Southern food.
Kunz Spoons, from $5. Available at JB Prince, these cooking spoons are just right for basting, turning and tasting.
Prune Cookbook, $27. The amazing, fun and interesting cookbook of Gabrielle Hamilton.
Coffee Subscription, $135. Heart is a great company. I get their fresh coffee delivered to my house every two weeks.
Many Fold Cheese. This south of Atlanta dairy operation is producing award-winning, beautiful cheese.
Ortiz Ventresca, from $15. Best canned tuna ever. A little steep in price for canned tuna, but boy is it worth it.
Creature Comforts Beer. This new downtown Athens brewery is run by amazing people who produce stunning beer.
Ice Milk Aprons, from $55. Truly lovely aprons and kitchen linens that embody the 'cooking from scratch' mentality.