Kitchen Must-Haves From Washington Makers
written by Melissa Dalton
The first favorite from Washington makers is Girl Meets Dirt, an Orcas Island “farmette” dedicated to spreading the sweetness of heritage preserves. The Orcas Madrona Wood Serving Board, available in the online shop and made by artisans at Orcas Workshop, is composed of wood from the island with an organic live-edge shape, perfect for showcasing your next fruit and cheese spread.
The online shop Goose Creek Mercantile, curated by the West Seattle-based Holly Johnston, specializes in “natural goods for the modern home,” all with a Pacific Northwest sensibility. We like the oversized Cherry spoon, made in Woodinville, for its modern take on a good old kitchen standby.
The handmade knives from celebrated Bellingham master bladesmith Bob Kramer are the prized possession of many chefs—just ask Anthony Bourdain. Kramer’s creations are primarily available by auction and lottery, meaning years-long waitlists. Luckily for impatient home cooks, he teamed up with Zwilling J.A. Henckels to produce this line of carbon steel blades fashioned after the ones that come from his workshop.