Artisans at the Wendell August Forge in Grove City, Pa., put the city's most recognizable landmarks in an aluminum collection of coasters, plates, bowls, platters, and trays, priced from $11 to $50. Shown here, an 8-inch plate priced at $36.
- Dianna Marder
Philadelphia Cityscape Collection at www.wendellaugust.com or 800-923-4438.
Cool as a cuke
This delicate cucumber and shallot vinaigrette was a gold medal winner in the best dressing/marinade category at the 2009 Fancy Food Show. Made with locally, grown garlic, parsley, and fresh milk, it's one of six flavor combos from Artisan Vinaigrettes.
Artisan Vinaigrettes from Lucini Italia Co.; $6.99 for an 8.5- ounce bottle from the company, 1-866-558-2464 or www.lucini.com; or at Whole Foods stores.