Off Duty: A Fun, Fascinating Compendium of Lists – Wall Street Journal

Wishful thinking excerpted from Charlotte Druckman’s ‘Women on Food’ (Oct. 29, Abrams).

1. Disposable Plate Wipers

—Amy Brandwein, chef/owner, Centrolina and Piccolina, Washington, D.C.

2. Easy Way to Peel Roasted Peppers Without Scalding My Fingers
—Sofia Perez, journalist, writer, editor, New York

3. Dinner in a Bag Delivered by Magic (But Not by Drone)

—Julee Rosso, owner, Wickwood Inn, and cookbook author, Saugatuck, Mich.

4. Electric Coconut Opener That Opens Coconuts Like a Can

—Nicole Adrienne Ponseca, restaurateur/founder, Maharlika and Jeepney, New York

5. Natural Peanut Butter Jar With a Paddle Built Into the Lid for Stirring

—Jasmine Lukuku, founder, Black Food Bloggers, and actor, Vancouver, Canada

6. Pit-less Concord Grapes

—Ann Cashion, chef/co-owner, Johnny’s Half Shell and Taqueria Nacional, Washington, D.C.

7. Twenty-Four-Hour Savory Bakery

—Wendy MacNaughton, illustrator/graphic journalist, San Francisco, Calif.

8. Restaurant Where Front and Back of the House Get the Same Hourly Salary

—Anita Lo, chef and cookbook author, New York

9. Instant Pot That Grills and Deep-Fries and Listens to Your Pitches and Offers Sound Critical Feedback

—Kathleen Squires, food and travel writer, New York

10. Congee Bar

—Joanne Chang, co-owner, Flour Bakery + Café and Myers + Chang, Boston

11. All-Burgundy Wine Bar

—Chandra Ram, editor, Plate magazine, and cookbook author, Chicago

12. All-Cheese Everything

—Rachel Bossett, pastry chef, New York

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