One of the great passions of mine besides baking & cooking is exploring new or old cook shops. Going to places like chinatown in Boston is a weeks worth of day trips. Literally I could spend days there roaming about, learning about new gadgets, and exploring useful ways for old gadgets for the kitchen. The vast array of cook shops, hard to find spices, varieties of fish sauces, oversized cookware that you don't need but have to have anyway--that's my kind of field trip. Really cook shop hunting is a passion but has turned into a hobby once I fell in love with chinatown. New York city is another great place for finding new cook shops.
Here on cape cod we are limited to cook shops. Maybe two or three? There is one fabulous little cook shop in Brewster called The Cooks Shop. It's small but then again this is cape cod, so in actuality its big for cape cod. And its open year round. Many places on the cape shut down for the fall/winter. The Cook Shop is located in Brewster, MA along route 6A, has two floors of of everything kitchenalia. And thankfully a very knowledgeable staff with loads of patience for curious inquisitive cooks like me. They are also known for their own "clam ram". What's a clam ram? A nifty little device that helps you open clams safely.
Really hard to find food items are most likely here.
Props for photos? Oh yes, they have you covered on that one. I'm slowly starting to appreciate little tiny props for enhancing photos.
Little mini stainless steel mixing bowls that you really have no use for but must have anyway because they are small and cute? Yes please!
Ahhh bliss! Spatulas in every shape, size and color. Are you one of those people that just has to have a new spatula each time you visit Williams Sononma? Yeah me too.
I was amazed at the amount of tea kettles they had. Pricey but impressive. I know there are people who love to collect tea kettles; this would be a good place for you.
One might need this....perhaps?
And yes, would you believe there is a section for cheese cutters, cheese knives, cheese cutting boards and surfaces. Amazing.
Mini glass cake covers. I don't know what I love more, the mini cover or the fact that a mini cake would safely be inside. Cute!
Jumbo tip heaven.
Now this makes sense. Have to get it.
This one has me puzzled. I wonder how you use this? I'm certain you tie this around a large slab of loin/protein but I don't know if you need to then set the wire on fire. Any ideas? Anyone seen this before?