I wrote recently about how much Mr. Magpie and I love copper cookware. It is pricey, but it conducts heat beautifully and more nimbly* than other metals, like cast-iron. (There is a long article about the pros and cons of copper here, but the takeaway for me was: “It heats quickly and evenly, but it loses that heat just as fast. This responsiveness gives it a nimbleness and agility that can be very useful for delicate proteins like fish and seafood, as well as sauces, caramel, and chocolate—remove a copper saucepan holding a delicate sauce from the heat and its temperature will drop rapidly, reducing the chances the sauce overcooks or breaks from exposure to the retained heat in the metal.”) Plus, I just I love the look, which instantly transports me to a traditional French kitchen, a look I’ve always loved.
Below, how to borrow from the vibe in your own home…
A few other finds not seen above worth a gander:
SPOOL OF BUTCHER’S TWINE — WE HAVE THIS AND THE BLADE ON THE TOP MAKES IT SO EASY TO USE ONE-HANDED, WHICH IS SOMEHOW ALWAYS HOW IT ENDS UP HAPPENING…ONE HAND COVERED IN MEAT JUICE!
COPPER CANISTERS (HAVE ALWAYS WANTED THESE)
P.P.S. My favorite drinkware.
P.P.P.S. An addictive snack for your family’s next game night / cards night. Also good for Sunday football!