South Philly resident Mark Adams has devoted years of extensive and delicious research to the study of cured meats. Now he's out to educate the rest of us with his "Salumidelphia" T-shirt, which features a pronunciation guide the four key meats on a classic Italian hoagie. Each of his Hog Island Press offerings is screen-printed by hand in Philadelphia.

- Samantha Melamed

Salumidelphia and other T-shirts, $20 at Nice Things Handmade and Green Aisle Grocery, both on Passyunk Avenue, and

A symphony of recipes

The Philadelphia Orchestra has compiled its first cookbook in 21 years - Kitchen Compositions, with 150 recipes from 90 of the orchestra's musicians, staff, and supporters. The spiral-bound book offers a look at the culinary dabblings of musical celebs such as concertmaster David Kim's salsa fresca and principal violinist Rachel Ku's Taiwanese noodle salad. Proceeds benefit the orchestra. 

- S.M.

Philadelphia Orchestra cookbook, $35, by check to Marilyn Appel, 414 Spruce St., Philadelphia 19106