For the Cook In Your Life

Online, QuitoKeeto sells what its owners—one of whom is blogger and cookbook author Heidi Swanson, whom you may remember from the website 101 Cookbooks and last year’s Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel—call “kitchen jewelry.” Think Swedish mushroom brushes and dough scrapers, handmade Spanish cleavers and kitchen shears, copper sauté pans and bow knives (they’re used to cut cheese) from France, cotton twill aprons sewn in San Francisco…

But if you drop by QuitoKeeto’s studio, located on Mason Street in a genteel no-man’s-land between Nob Hill and Chinatown, you’ll find a collection of one-of-kind vintage cookbooks and obscure, fascinating cookware too: These have in the recent past included Yanomami baskets from the Amazon (the river, not the website), antique Sabatier chef’s knives, French nutcrackers, Bulgarian pantry canisters… Just email first to be sure Heidi or her partner, photographer Wayne Bremser, is home.





QK_DSC9130Photos Courtesy of QuitoKeeto