Aren't there certain products that you've come to just know, love and truly and deeply appreciate for what they add to your daily routine and home dining experience? What comes to your mind? Here are a few of ours (no invested interest in any of these -- we're just consumers):
Chocolate: Divine 70% (its even Fair Trade!)
Wine importer: Louis Dressner based in NYC
Wine shop: Chamber Street Wines (NYC) and Eqsuin / Champion (Seattle)
Dining music: Radio Deliro (on Int'l iTunes Radio), KCRW
Farmer's Market: Seattle University and Queen Anne
Coffee: Peet's Ethoipian Fancy
Bakery: Macrina (in Seattle)
Washington wine makers: Buty; Fielding Hills
French wines: Baudry, Breton, Esmonin, Texier, Brun, Descombes
Garlic Press, apple slicer and related cook tools: Rosle
Cookbooks: My grandmother's Farm Journal books, Zuni, Mastering the Art and so many more...
Essential stir-fry sauce: Mae Ploy sweet chili sauce
And last but not least....
Running shoes (since I have to work it all off): Asics Fortitude!