One Good Find: Foodie Dice

A set of dice that lets you gamble with your dinner plans

Food Dice
Farideh Sadeghin

Sometimes even the most creative cooks run out of steam when deciding what to make for dinner. Enter Foodie Dice, a kitchen tool that adds a bit of chance to menu planning, while still leaving lots of room for interpretation. It's a set of nine dice—four vegetable options (one for each season), plus one each for protein, cooking method, grain or carb, herb, and a bonus ingredient to boost flavor or texture. Select the appropriate seasonal vegetable die, add it to all the others, and then give them a good shake and roll; whatever you get is the basis for your meal. I had a blast testing out the set and letting my mind run with the different flavor combinations Lady Luck had chosen for me: pan-fried fish with mustard greens, lemon, thyme, and quinoa; sautéed chicken with broccoli, mushrooms, basil, and polenta. And unlike in Vegas, if you’re not happy with the result, just roll again until you are!

Foodie Dice, $24 for No. 1 Seasonal Dinners Set at FoodieDice.com