SAVEUR Selects: September 2014

We come across all sorts of great products in the SAVEUR office. Check out our favorites for September: a handmade oyster knife, elegant stemware, and more selected by test kitchen director Farideh Sadeghin. Sign up for the monthly SAVEUR SELECTS e-mail newsletter »

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OYSTERS TO ORDER

I could eat dozens of oysters in a single sitting. This handmade oyster knife has a wooden handle, so it's comfortable to hold and makes shucking easy.
Oyster knife, $40 at lecreuset.com

PARTING GIFT

When I finished my internship at Saveur, I was given one of these mini stoneware cocottes. Now that I run the test kitchen, each of my assistants gets one, too.
Stoneware cocotte, $25 at williams-sonoma.com

AN AUTUMN WHITE

Who says white wine is just for summer? The 2013 Pascual Tosos Estate Torrontes from Argentina is light and smooth, and will be my go-to bottle this fall.
Pascual Tosos Estate Torrontes, $9 at ultimatewineshop.com

ELEGANT STEMWARE

The stemware from Bormiolli Rocco's new line In Alto Uno isn't just beautiful—the stem of each glass is specially treated to be extra resistant to breakage.
Bormioli Rocco 16-ounce Inalto wine glasses, $65 for a set of 6 at amazon.com

A CLASSIC TREAT

Growing up, my mom didn't allow snack foods, but Dad always kept a stash of Little Debbie's Oatmeal Cream Pies—to this day, I find them impossible to resist.
Little Debbie's Oatmeal Creme Pies, $2 at local grocery stores

MEASURE UP

We do a lot of precise measuring to test recipes in the Saveur kitchen—these mini ¼ cup measuring cups are perfect for preparing my mise en place.
Mini Angled Measuring Cup, $5 at oxo.com

FARIDEH SADEGHIN, test kitchen director
My favorite Saveur issue: I love the Naples issue—it was fun to work on since I'm such a pizza fanatic.
A dish that reminds me of home: I'm from Maryland, so anything with crab! I love cream of crab soup, crab dip, crab cakes, you name it.
Where I'm planning my next trip: Hopefully somewhere in Northern Africa, particularly Morocco. I love the food, and the landscape is so beautiful.