MarketBasket | Tabletop art

Posted: July 12, 2007

Potter Liz Kinder offers these hand-thrown porcelain beauties with striped rims, swirly brushstrokes and stunning glazes. Her work is particularly popular with chefs: her first break came when a San Francisco chef ordered a bunch of her work; recently Mark Vetri bought her bowls to serve his pasta at Osteria.

- Maureen Fitzgerald

Large bowl, $74 (81/2 by 4-inch); Teensie bowl, $32, (41/2 by 21/4) at Liz Kinder Ceramics studio, 111 West Norris St., 267-235-5820 or www.lizkinder.com.

Bring on the luau

Our Jersey Shore vacation isn't complete without teriyaki-glazed "huli-huli" chicken and the Hawaiian barbecue-sauced scallops at Hula Grill on the Ocean City boardwalk.

Now you can take the "huli" home. Surfer-chef Dave Rihl has bottled his tasty, natural brews: dark teriyaki brightened with apple juice and ginger; barbecue sauce sweetened with pineapple, raisins, and a fiery kick of chile paste.

As marinades or brushed on chicken, seafood or pork, they echo "surf's up" on your grill.

- Craig LaBan

Hula Sauces, $6. At Hula Grill, Ocean City Boardwalk (between 9th and 10th; 609-399-2400), some Shore-area markets and www.hulagrilloc.com.

Finishing touch

From the folks who bring us the top selling croutons for our Caesars come new flavors and textures of crunchy salad toppings - Crispy Onions and savory Wonton Strips. We're already hooked on the garlicky fried onion bits, not just in salads but also crumbled over steamed veggies and baked casseroles.

- Marilynn Marter

Fresh Gourmet Crunchy Toppings 3.5-ounce bags, $2.49. At area Acme and Giant supermarkets. (For closest stores, visit www.freshgourmet.com.)

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