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Mead is touted as “the ancestor of all fermented drinks,” even though it’s invention is “lost in prehistory.” Prehistory! Before there was even history! The point is, mead is old as shit. It’s been around forever because fermented honey and water actually tastes pretty damn good–even when it’s not renaissance fair season. If you’ve ever had a craving for Mead and couldn’t find any, Williams Sonoma has got you covered with the Mead Making Kit. It includes everything you need to make five total gallons of Mead (1 gallon glass fermenter, temperature strip, hydrometer, airlock, stopper, siphon tube, yeast and instructions) except the honey. You’re going to have to Winnie the Pooh yourself some honey, but everything else is in there. The only problem is that it takes four to six weeks to ferment, so you’re still going to have to wait a bit.

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While you can go all MacGyver and shuck oysters with a screwdriver or other household tool, we highly recommend you invest in a good oyster knife. Why? Well, for starters, it’s safer. The best oyster doesn’t taste so hot when you’ve got something sharp stuck in your palm. Secondly, it makes the process easier and a bit more refined. Laguiole is an iconic name in knife making and the French brand has you covered when it comes to shucking thanks to the Laguiole Oyster Knife. Made of 420 stainless steel and complete with a wood handle, the Oyster Knife measures 6 ¼” and makes easy work of even the toughest shell. You just need to supply the cocktail sauce.