Epicurious Feature: January 2020


"The candle that started it all. Hinoki has been lit nearly daily in my house for the last year, and in the last two months, it has crept downstairs to the edge of the kitchen counter. Surprise: it's just fine there, no matter what's cooking. Mayne tells me its “woodsy, dewy, and rich with a hint of sweet earth” and that the scent is “inspired by the architecture in Kyoto, often built with the Hinoki Cypress of Japan” and supposed to  “evoke the smell of Kyoto after the rain.” From the more timidly scented salads to the big winter roasts, a whiff of background Hinoki has never gotten in the way of dinner—and has lent a lovely, layered scent to the dining room."

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