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Cochon Cookbook

Au Pied de Cochon

Forget what we said earlier. Assuming you have savored the hearty menu at Montréal brasserie Au Pied de Cochon (as we have), this is the cookbook release of the season: chef Martin Picard has just published a brand new book entitled Au Pied de Cochon: The Album, a collection of 55 recipes, 50 illustrations, and more than 600 photos, plus a two-hour DVD. We haven't seen the real thing yet (just discovered it on eGullet, in fact), but we're told the cookbook has been printed in French and English versions and is available for $59.95 CAD by phone order at Bon Appetit Cookbooks, 388 Victoria Avenue, Westmount, QC H3Z 2N4 (514.369.2002).

Listed by Josh Friedland on Oct 27, 2006 in Books | Link | Comments (1) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Finger Forks

Fingerforks

They look like they should be part of a Halloween costume, but these positively Kruegeresque Finger Forks are no joke: "No more sticky fingers! Feel like Edward Scissorhands as you stab at your party food delights. These stainless steel finger forks are ideal for buffets and parties." £3.99 a pair at drinkstuff.com. [via Oh Gizmo!]

Listed by Josh Friedland on Oct 23, 2006 in Tableware | Link | Comments (1) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Clean Your Cups

Efferdent_1

We were recently tipped off to a handy trick from the bloggers at Shelterrific: use denture cleansers to remove stubborn tea and coffee stains from your cups and mugs. Who knew? But, we tried it, and, amazingly, they do work. So, next time you're visiting grandpa, steal a few tablets from the medicine cabinet, or invest in a supply of your own ($6.69 for a box of Efferdent at drugstore.com).

Listed by Josh Friedland on Oct 20, 2006 in Cleaning supplies | Link | Comments (3) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Sandwich Style

BltringForget diamonds. Nothing says true love like a BLT sandwich... that your lady can wear on her fingers. The BLT Ring is composed of five individual rings -- a bacon ring, a tomato ring, a lettuce ring, and two bread rings -- that stack together to form a sterling silver BLT sandwich. $150 at The Grateful Palate.

Listed by Josh Friedland on Oct 18, 2006 in Culinary Couture | Link | Comments (1) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Perfect Your Panini

Simpleitaliansandwiches

Jason and Jennifer Denton, the founders of New York's 'ino and 'inoteca, have published what may just be the cookbook release of the year (well, at least for us paninologgers). Simple Italian Sandwiches contains instructions for making the couple's renowned bruschetti, panini, and tramezzini, along with recipes for aperitifs, antipasti, and salads. $14.93 at amazon.com.

Listed by Josh Friedland on Oct 13, 2006 in Books | Link | Comments (1) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Allium Express

Garliccard

Inventor and former chef Herman Rasmuson and designer Lisa Flodin have created the Garlic Card, a minimalist grater patterned on the design of a credit card (the embossed letters scrape away bits of garlic as you rub the clove along the card). We don't really recommend that you add the Garlic Card to your wallet, but for hardcore gastronomes, this might just be the perfect travel accessory. $5.99 in assorted colors at Stacks and Stacks.

Listed by Josh Friedland on Oct 11, 2006 in Gadgets | Link | Comments (1) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Nice Cubes

LEGO ice cube tray

Who knew that LEGO was in the kitchen supply business? As seen at Cool Hunting, this LEGO ice cube tray makes 10 ice cubes in the shape of the classic toy bricks. Use them to chill your favorite drink or as the building blocks to create your own personal ice sculpture. Also from LEGO: coasters, a corkscrew, and salt and pepper shakers. The ice cube trays are $7.99 each at LEGO.

Listed by Josh Friedland on Oct 9, 2006 in Gadgets | Link | Comments (1) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Pumpkin Power

Pumpkingutter

When it comes to serious pumpkin-carving, scooping out the flesh and seeds with a plain old spoon just won't cut it. That's where the Pumpkin Gutter comes in. Attach the device as you would a drill bit to any electric or cordless drill, and you'll be "gutting" your pumpkin in seconds (works on squash too). $11.95 at Get Carving Quicker. Via Make.

Listed by Josh Friedland on Oct 4, 2006 in Gadgets | Link | Comments (1) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Soft Slice

PlaypizzaThe transformation of the gastronomical landscape into a spectrum of soft, sometimes woolly, and always inedible toys continues apace. Lilly Bean's handmade Play Pizza set includes a 9" felt pie with mushrooms, pepperoni, and green pepper. Sadly, there's no plush prosciutto. Be sure to also check out the breakfast, dinner, and brown bag lunch sets. $28 per pie at Mahar Dry Goods.

Listed by Josh Friedland on Oct 2, 2006 in Toys | Link | Comments (1) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post