Just when French couple Isabelle Mathez and Frederic Winkle found themselves with a daughter all grown up and leaving home they had to do a double take that she didn’t walk out with their best kitchenware. I’m sure it was endearing that she had learned to love the special tools they had diligently filled their kitchen with through the years, but get your own girlie! Out of this experience came the most quintessential kitchen kit making even the greatest home chefs weak in the knees. The Malle W. Trousseau Trunk is filled with 43 beautiful treasures including Japanese Shun Knives, Danish wooden spatulas, a Finnish cast iron casserole pot, Swedish oven gloves, American strengthened glass containers, French beech chopping boards, and German Balloon whisks just to name a few. Available at Moma Store.

Allison

Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.