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  • by ziggy (25) on 2002.05.08 1:06 (#8128) Journal
    Life is good!
    Perhaps, if you want something simple, like a plain steel wok. :-)

    I have a decent amount of fun with The Hunt: seek out interesting little shops and ask around for the obscure items you really need in your kitchen. It took me 10 years, but I eventually did find a simple Maté cup in Vancouver, BC (T, the tea shop on Broadway). They even had roasted Yerba Maté (but not the authentic-yet-inexpensive-and-easy-to-find kilo bags from Argentina, but something packaged in-house). Not that I have a Maté fixation or anything, but the next time I'm entertaining South Americans, (or have a craving for mateine), I'm set.

    It's not the nicest Maté cup, but it works. And it'll probably take another 10 years to find something nicer. :-)

    On the other hand, I've been looking for a hand-hammered copper[*] ibrik for about as long. Google doesn't turn up anything for that (at least in English). Brass and steel-plated ibriks are quite easy to find. Rumor has it that the hand-hammered copper ones are reasonably easy to find in Turkey and the southern ex-Soviet republics. So if any of you folks are going to be travelling in/near/through Turkey, drop me a line!

    *: I think the conducitivity of copper does make a difference here. That, and when I do eventually find it, it'll make a good story. :-)