Sighting sage on your plate isn't unusual, but finding it in your soap dish is. In Williams-Sonoma's Sage Kitchen Soap, the herb's anti-inflammatory properties help restore a cook's weary hands; in Jack Black's Post Shave Cooling Gel and Guerlain's Vétiver After-Shave Lotion, they soothe razor nicks.
The Dean of Sauces
Customer demand prompted chef Dean Fearing to start bottling the sauces he serves at The Mansion on Turtle Creek, in Dallas. We especially enjoyed the heat and complex flavor that his Diablo Sauce lends to grilled shrimp ($9 for 12 ounces; 214-559-2100).
A Good Egg
For the salmonella-wary, help is on the way. Davidson's Pasteurized Eggs, now on sale in markets from New Jersey to Georgia, pass through a series of warm-water baths that kill the bacteria without cooking the eggs (800-410-7619).