Does the foodie in your life eat food from around the world? Perhaps she’d like one of these gadgets in the kitchen 1. Spanish Paella Pan and Ingredients Paella is the national dish of Spain. It’s a complex dish of rice, safron, seafood, chicken, rabbit, and other meats. Each region has their own specialty and [...]
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Are you looking for that special something for the Francophile in your life? These ideas will make them weep with joy like a kid in Pierre Herme. 1. Water and Iced Tea Pitcher with Toile Toile decorative designs are very common in France. You’ll see them on aprons, wallpaper, linens, and this pitcher. It’s great [...]
While this looks like a beautiful brass object, it’s actually used for a fairly gruesome purpose. It’s used to press a duck or lobster carcass to create gourmet French dishes. WiseGeek has a good description of how this is used. A duck press, incidentally, is usually made of brass or another heavy-weight metal. It stands [...]
Coffee, tea or me? Two out of three would fit on these coasters. I’ll need something just a wee bit bigger. These are super cool for the pilot, flight attendant, and/or jet setter in the family. This set is more modern and hip. It’s perfect for the first class martini. Related articles by Zemanta In-flight [...]
Are you looking for a great father’s day gift? If your special dad figure is an outdoors type, he’d love this thermos. It’s extremely well insulated and is designed to make it easy to fill and pour. You may have noticed that I’m using the lower case thermos without the thingamabobber that defines it as [...]
These items are used in the Japanese tea ceremonies. The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha, powdered green tea. In Japanese, it is called chanoyu (茶の湯) or chadō (茶道; also pronounced sadō?). The manner in which it is performed, [...]