Status Ingredient: Abalone
The sea’s most desirable snail has been protected from commercial fishing in California for a decade. Now, farmer Brad Buckley is raising abalones for an extra year to mimic the larger wild variety. Chefs like Rick Moonen love them, and they’re available for home cooks, too (abalonefarm.com).
America’s Ultimate Caffeine Fix
The cult line of single-origin coffees from Bolognese roaster Manuel Terzi is now available at megachocolatier Michel Cluizel’s NYC shop and new "Dessert Studio" manned by pastry chef (and Terzi devotee) Will Goldfarb (caffeterzi.com).
Marshmallow: Pierre Marcolini covers his airy marshmallows with high-quality dark chocolate. $17 for six pieces; marcolini chocolatier.com.