Bella Cucina returns to the basics

Most of us have seen more action in our home kitchens lately, appreciating:

1) Coffee and tea made at home for each other.

2) Ways to use different ingredients creatively.

3) A chance to try new recipes and flavours.

4) Experimenting with our fancy kitchen tools.

5) The slower pace of mealtimes together.

White and bright

Building the kitchen interior around oversize porcelain stone slabs, the Epilog Studio design team handpicked a selection of matching furniture and finishes.

Sun lovers delight

This seductive sombrilla made of inox lacquered with a wood leaf creates a tastefully elegant outdoor touch.

For the grater good

Useful for walnuts, veggies, cheese and more, the mandonlina slicer grinder is a timeless kitchen tool.


Directly sourced from Nicaragua and Costa Rica, Cascara Hibiscus is packed with antioxidants and 2/3 less caffeine than a cup of coffee.

Warm and frothy

SMEG’s iconically designed milk frother is ideal for cappuccinos, lattes macchiatos, flat whites, as well as instant drinks such as hot chocolate.

Snip snip

Cut, chop or mince herbs directly into a pan or over a plate for garnishing with 5 blade herb scissors.

Slice of knife

David Mellor is renowned for his flatware and this elegant carving set made of Indian rosewood and steel is no exception.

Fresh and current

In a range of earth tones that are emerging as the “new neutrals” of popular wood finishes, Erika, a modern kitchen cabinet collection, uses a gentle-to-the-touch material that’s hygienic, environmentally friendly, and fully recyclable.

Cutting edge

With a blade, not a wire, this cheese and food slicer is perfect for a home-chef’s prep work.

Veggie roaster

As if baking could look anymore delicious! This mesmerizingly colourful dish is great for whipping up colourful sides or a crowd-pleasing crumble.

Casting call

Looking good from stove to table, La cocotte, casserole dish originated in France designed to cook chicken dishes: in fact, the word “cocotte” is French for “little hen.”

Bitter housewife

Designed specifically to enhance an Old Fashioned with the aromatic flavour
of dried cherries, ginger, and warm baking spices, they’re just bitter enough to keep things interesting.

Tea for 6

A charming way to elevate a picnic. This elegantly crafted tea trunk is made to Euro- standards with six cups, a teapot, tray, cutlery drawer plus space for tea and bridge cards.

Roll with it

Make your cookies, pies and fondant more playful with an embossed rolling pin.

A gathering place

In this stunning prototype kitchen for Alveus, the central point of kitchen life focuses on the timeless gathering point of the kitchen sink.

Baking up a storm

Time for a fresh set of non-stick bakeware? Go for this easy-clean collection that features safe-grip silicone handles.

Don’t be an impasta

Just like Nonna. Cut your own home-made pasta with one of these top-of-the-line, stainless steel machines.

You butter believe it

A French invention pre-refrigeration. This marble butter keeper uses a little water and suction to keep butter fresh and in perfect spreading consistency.

Cutting edge

Handcrafted and made of ram’s horn and carbon steel, these knives are built to last a lifetime.

Compostable cleaners

Made from cotton and plant-based cellulose fibers, Scandinavian made washable cloths are a must-have alternative to sponges, dishcloths and paper towels.

5-Piece bbq toolset

A barbecue tool set with extra-long handles that keep your hands further from the hot grill.

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