Food & Drink

New food finds for summer


Three new food-related products out now:


Set a summer table with retro-style dishes from New York’s legendary Fishs Eddy, which teamed with West Elm to create the ceramic pieces. Nestle a well-dressed wiener in one, a burger and chips in the red-striped barge. Or use them to serve snacks. They’re microwave- and dishwasher-safe.

The Hotdog Host is $12; the Burger Barge is $18. Buy online or locate a store:


Thanks to Leslie Bilderback, cookbook author and pastry wizard from California, those without an ice cream machine can still make ice cream at home with coaching and recipes from her No-Churn Ice Cream (St. Martin’s Griffin, $22.99).

If you have a freezer that chills to at least zero, she’ll guide you through making dreamy desserts based on a French parfait, as well as gelato, sorbet, granita and toppings. Recipes range from classics to a strawberry-rhubarb and pineapple-pepper. At bookstores nationwide.


Whether for salads, soups or snacking, a line of ready-to-eat organic bagged beans from Fig Food Co. is a fine place to start. Think canned beans, no can opener needed. The line of eight beans includes black, borlotti, cannellini, chickpeas, red kidney, navy, pinto and small red.

We found the chickpeas (a hummus recipe’s on the back) and borlotti a snap to use. And the pouches are BPA free. Prices start at $3 for a 15-ounce pouch. For a store locater: