The New South
Marvin Woods, chef at the upcoming Soyka in Las Olas, Florida, is known for updating Southern food. Now he's put his coriander corn bread and other ideas into The New Low-Country Cooking ($25; MorrowCookbooks).
Sinatra, baseball...now barbecue sauce joins the list of great exports from Hoboken, New Jersey. Chef Edmund McCarthy of Hoboken Eddie's is pouring his superlative sauces and marinades into these cool, hip flask-style bottles ($7 for 12.7 ounces; 201-653-8080).
KitchenAid goes unplugged with a line of cutlery, its first nonelectric kitchen equipment. We especially like the high-carbon stainless-steel paring knife ($50; 800-541-6390).