Have you ever seen a nokedli-maker? Did you realise how badly you need one?
What about a poppy-seed grinder?
My novels always require research; I think it's one of the reasons I write them (while regularly giving thanks that I never became a second-rate and unhappy academic. Hmm. Confused). Oxford for Daughters of Jerusalem, North London for WWWB and, most recently, for Almost English, Hungarian Food. Guess which I enjoyed most? Oh the fun I had, looking through my grandmother's cookery books, unable to read a word but marvelling at the frankly extraordinary photographs. I'll add some when I can. In the meantime, behold the future of kitchen gadgets, at least in my dreams:
Dear Reader, f you have resolved to give up foolish internet shopping for the new year, look at http://www.hungariandeli.com/Cookware.htm and think again.