KD Finds: Tasty Travels

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With summer travel on our mind, this week's KD Finds is inspired by our favorite destinations and the food souvenirs we bring home. Read on to discover five picks that bring global flavor into your kitchen.

1. Jonathan Adler Utopia Darjeeling Teapot

This playful teapot made from glazed stoneware brings to mind the tea gardens of the Darjeeling district in West Bengal state in eastern India. Pour yourself a cup of black tea from the trunk-shaped spout.

$118; jonathanadler.com

2. 3-Piece Bamboo Sushi Set

A few days in Japan won't teach you proper fish cutting techniques, but this inexpensive bamboo sushi set will get you rolling your way to delicious, homemade wraps. One set includes a sushi rolling mat, paddle spoon and two sets of chopsticks.

$8 for two sets; worldmarket.com

3. The Mobile Foodie Survival Kit

Can't leave home without your favorite spices? This travel-friendly set of thirteen organic seasonings go where you go and includes essentials like basil, cayenne and curry. It's perfect to stow while trekking across the Nepalese foothills or kayaking in a tributary of the Amazon River.

$26; plantbrooklyn.com

4. Antico Frantoio Muraglia 'Intenso' Extra Virgin Olive Oil

This colorful ceramic jar houses fruity and intense olive oil pressed from Coratina olives, a favorite variety in the olive-growing region of Puglia, Italy.

$50; deandeluca.com

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5. Lava Rock Molcajete mortar and pestle

This traditional Mexican mortar and pestle is made from sturdy lava rock, bearing the right weight and surface texture to extract the maximum flavor from your favorite herbs or a go-to guacamole recipe.

$20; imusausa.com

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Food lovers know that the best way to explore a travel destination is to eat and drink your way through it. When in Rome, eat as the Romans do — and stuff your face with Cacio e Pepe and Spaghetti alla Carbonara. Heading to Thailand? Savor the flavors of lemongrass, turmeric and coconut milk. Travelers to Cape Town, South Africa know that fresh-caught seafood is a must-eat. If you're lucky enough to escape to a far-flung locale this summer, make sure to pick up a food souvenir for the folks back home.

With world travel and food souvenirs in mind, this week's picks are inspired by our favorite summer destinations. Jet-setters and armchair travelers alike can bring exotic flavor into their kitchen with these five finds.

Check out the slideshow above to discover our five tasty summer souvenirs.

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