Bump and Grind
I always have a soft spot in my heart for the unnecessary novelty gadget. Hence my enthusiasm for the
Pepper Mill. Peugeot, you say? Don’t they make cars? Well, yes and no. The car manufacturer actually has its roots in a company which started making coffee mills back in the 1840s. One branch of the family went into the automotive industry—but grinder-makers live on, presumably increasingly irritated by everyone’s assumption that it’s just a car spin-off. This new mill, however, looks more like a car piston than a pepper mill: You hold it sideways over your food and the ground pepper is funneled straight where you want it. Sure, it might not be absolutely necessary. But as a combination of grinder design and futuristic car-like technology, why wouldn't you want one?
$1,170 from Exclusivitiés, various locations including Shop 109 & 112, Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell St., Central, 2521-8626.
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