Archive for November, 2008
Don’t have a cheese cave? Yeah, us neither, but we do have the next best thing — Formaticum Cheese Papers. These porous papers let oxygen in and allow cheese to breathe which means they won’t spoil as fast. Who knew? Two-ply material simulates a cave environment, you see, by regulating humidity and prevents cheese from drying out. Includes 15 sheets. Made in France, but of course.
We volunteered for this job, only to find out it’s actually a gadget that cuts breathing time from an hour to just one minute by gently bubbling air through wine. Interesting concept but for $50 , we think we’ll stick with the old-fashioned decanter method. Uses 2 AAA batteries (not included) to aerate up to 230 bottles. 11″ long. Hand wash. Available from ‘Sur la table’
I’m all for different traditions but this one just made me go “Ewwwww!” Nyotaimori, the Japanese tradition of presenting Sushi on a naked woman – or Nantaimori if it’s a man — is considered a rare treat in Japan. To mimic this tradition but still enjoy a hygenic meal, try these body-shaped Bodylicious platters by designer Hiroshi Tsunoda. Available in white or black at Design Code.