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Hamilton Cornerstore Announced as One of "Oprah's Favorite Things"


Hamilton Cornerstore Announced as One of "Oprah's Favorite Things"
Hamilton Cornerstore Announced as One of "Oprah's Favorite Things"

November 1, 2023 – (Charlotte, NC) – Hamilton Cornerstore announced today that it is included in the 2023 Oprah’s Favorite Things holiday gifts list, featured on OprahDaily.com and in the Winter issue of O Quarterly, on newsstands November 7. Oprah’s Favorite Things list is a must-have holiday shopping guide that features the most ingenious gadgets, fashionable sustainable goods, decadent desserts and the finest finds in home, fashion, and beauty, with 48 gifts under $50.

This year, most gifts have been selected from inspiring small businesses, including women-owned, Black-owned, and other minority-owned businesses from around the country. To shop the full list of items please visit: Oprah's Favorite Things 2023 - Full List of Oprah's Gift Ideas. The Hamilton Cornerstore bundle will be available for purchase directly through Hamilton Cornerstore’s website, and in the Oprah’s Favorite Things gift guide exclusively in Amazon’s store at amazon.com/oprah, as well as via the Amazon shopping app for customers to conveniently shop anytime, anywhere.


As Oprah says on OprahDaily.com, “You cannot go wrong making biscuits or honey cornbread – reminds me of my grandmother’s home – with these Southern recipe mixes and the preseasoned skillet.”


Three of the Charlotte-based company’s products made the cut for the list, creating a bundle perfect for gifting the foodie in your life. The bundle, comprised of the Southern Line Biscuits, Honey Cornbread, and Cast-iron Skillet, is priced at $118. “This season’s bundle is a gift that makes giving even sweeter”, says co-founder of Hamilton Cornerstore Chef April Robinson, “Honey Cornbread, Southern Line Biscuits, and a beautiful cast-iron Skillet complete a dream gift set for cooks and kitchen lovers alike”.


Twelve lucky readers will have the chance to win all 112 items on Oprah’s Favorite Things List in the 12-Day Give-O-Way Sweepstakes (Oprah Daily Newsletter: Sign Up for Free) which runs from November 10 through November 21. The Winter issue of O Quarterly, featuring the Hamilton Cornerstore’s bundle on this year’s list, hits newsstands nationwide on November 7.


Hamilton Cornerstore was founded by Grammy® Award-Winning R&B artist Anthony Hamilton & nationally recognized celebrity chef April Robinson out of their love for southern cooking and has grown immensely since then. The two were inspired to create a line of products that created flavorful memories for the family. The online concept offers handcrafted, elevated ingredients for Lowcountry staples created with the at-home chef in mind. A brand founded in excellence, Hamilton Cornerstore uses only the highest quality ingredients without any additives or preservatives. People have been waiting for a reason to fall in love with cooking again and Hamilton Cornerstore is sure to get you up and at it.


For more information on Hamilton Cornerstore & its full pantry of products, visit their website or follow along on social media, @hamiltoncornerstore.



With over 50 million albums globally and proclaimed a "national treasure" by the Los Angeles Times, Anthony Hamilton’s voice will resonate louder than ever in 2023 with more music and performances on the horizon. GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, and actor Anthony Hamilton has achieved global sales of over 50 million albums. The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductee notably performed for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle, cementing his place in the history books as the "narrator of love." Introduced by way of the iconic 2003 smash "Charlene," his raw, awe-inspiring performances garnered the attention of NPR where he starred in their Noteworthy documentary series. He made his film debut in the critically acclaimed American Gangster, and lent his vocals to the song "Freedom" from the Academy® Award-nominated film Django Unchained. Hamilton recently added author and publisher to his list of accomplishments with the unveiling of his first self-published book, Cornbread, Fish 'n Collard Greens, where he shares the inspiration for some of the iconic songs in his illustrious career and his love of southern food. Hamilton recently starred as Kyle Kirby in the feature film Carl Weber's Influence, now streaming on BET+. 2023 has seen Hamilton reach even further heights as entrepreneur and business owner with the launch of his signature hat line: the Frances Grey x Anthony Hamilton Legacy Collection and the opening of Hamilton Cornerstore, his staple food and cookware line.

About Chef April Robinson:

Some 200 miles away from Charlotte, NC on any given Saturday (or Sunday for that matter) morning at the family table, Chef April Robinson would be eating a bowl of grits lovingly prepared by her “Gramommy’. And for her, family was the biggest influence in her decision to become a chef. Between cooking and helping out around the house to having a restaurateur father, April was destined to make her own mark in the culinary world. Needing no introduction in the Lowcountry food scene, Chef April Robinson has been featured countless times in local magazines and newspapers and was a standout at the NYC Food & Wine Festival. Having done things culinary, from serving as a private chef for athletes to owning both a bakery and tapas restaurant, she is excited to launch Hamilton Cornerstore where she hopes to combine her love of good southern food while elevating your every day cookware essentials.

About Hamilton Cornerstore:

Hamilton Cornerstore offers everyday kitchen and pantry staples including seasonings and spices, hot sauces & marinades, breading & cornbread mixes, utensils and more! Dedicated to excellence, quality, and downhome good eatin’, Hamilton Cornerstone was founded out of a pure love for southern cooking. When Anthony Hamilton isn’t in the studio, he is known to be cooking up the classics. Chef April Robinson shares the same nostalgia and love, as she was drawn to cooking at an early age by her restaurateur father. Robinson’s background is robust, having previously owned a bakery & tapas restaurant, worked as a private chef, and earned praised from the NYC Food + Wine Festival. Her passion led her to create the Hamilton Cornerstone pantry from the recipes she enjoyed growing up, harkening back to weekends of eating with family & friends. Avoiding additives and preservatives, the company’s products are always consciously made with premium ingredients. Other staple dishes include the Old Fashion Grits, Creamy Quick Grits, Southern Cornbread, and Red Velvet Cake Mix, to name a few. At Hamilton Cornersore, we cherish the opportunity to partner with suppliers both near and far. Whether it's a small-scale operation or materials sourced from our extensive travels, our primary focus remains on delivering products that meet your highest standards. From our non-gmo, no additive ingredients to our "customer favorite", keepsake linen sacks, we continue to improve our process every step of the way ensuring our commitment to bring you reliable products that will be staples in your household for a long time to come.

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