Make Space on Your Counter for Ghetto Gastro’s New Kitchenware Line
Ghetto Gastro, the Bronx-based culinary collective working at the intersection of design, art, and social justice, has cooked up a tasty collaboration with the kitchenware brand Crux. The new seven-piece collection, CRUXGG, includes a range of everyday appliances—a blender, a coffee maker, a toaster oven, an air fryer, and more—with matte-black finishes, red accents, and product names that nod to African royalty, such as Musa, Sata, and Neri. Ahead of the launch, which drops Sept. 29 at Williams Sonoma stores and online, the chefs behind Ghetto Gastro—Lester Walker, Pierre Serrao, and Malcolm Livingston II—as well as the group’s self-proclaimed “dishwasher,” Jon Gray (whom we interviewed on Ep. 2 of our Time Sensitive podcast), have released a rotating double waffle maker, which promises to yield perfectly browned, crisped edges, nooks, and crannies. True to Ghetto Gastro’s mission to ignite conversations about race, class, and inclusion through food and gathering, all proceeds now through the month of October will be donated to the Know Your Rights Camp, a campaign founded by athlete-activist Colin Kaepernick. Consider the cookware, designed to be left out on the kitchen counter, as objets d’art—everyday tools that spark thought and conversation, even when they’re not in use.