Every sub lover knows Atlantic City's unique bread - with a tip-to-tip slash that turns the crust into a cresting wave - is the secret to the Shore's best Italian sandwiches. Now you can re-create that fresh crunch wherever you live with these par-baked rolls from A. Rando Bakery, an A.C. institution celebrating its 100th anniversary. They take just 10 minutes in a hot oven to revive, and freeze well for up to six months.
A bag of four, from $3.50 at various Jersey Shore supermarkets to $2.25 at A. Rando Bakery, 128 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City, 609-345-6678 (www.randobakery.com), which also takes mail orders by phone.
- Craig LaBan
Soothe your hands and make your kitchen fragrant with these kitchen soaps imported from the south of France. One is made with crushed roses, the other with crushed lavender. Both contain 80 percent olive oil.
French kitchen soaps, $12 each at In The Kitchen Cooking School, 10 Mechanic St., Haddonfield; 856-489-1682; www.inthekitchencookingschool.com/.
- Dianna Marder
Upgrade your alfresco experience with this lovely Wrought Irony melamine collection of plates from Working Class Studio. Four patterns and two sizes to mix and match.
Set of 4 assorted dinner plates, $40; 4 salad plates, $32; available at Foster's Homeware, 399 Market St.; 215-925-0950; www.shopfosters.com.