Design Within Reach developed the Gift of Know How series to learn about style, drinks, books and food from some of our favorite aficionados. A photographer by trade, Karen Mordechai started Sunday Suppers almost by accident when a blog post about a dinner party attracted a global audience. From there, she started to host more events and grow a community around sharing her passion for food. In this short film, Mordechai shares about her approach to cooking, which includes local ingredients as much as possible. “I come to food from an aesthetic standpoint,” she says. “I love the beauty and the colors.” Design guides much of her life, from the way she plates dishes to her environment. In that vein, she shares her fondness for Design Within Reach’s Mud Dinnerware and Almoco Flatware. And finally, she shows us a simple yet delicious recipe for a crostini appetizer.