Tag: Everything Under the Heavens

The silk in Silk Road.

Allow me to introduce you to a silk merchant in the market at Kuche. Yes, those materials were just as blinding to the eye as they are to the camera lens. As she was displaying her wares to us, the muzzein sounded the call to prayer. She held up a hand, laid aside her silks,…

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Where Shasha shops.

So this would be the spice market in Yarkand, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, in October 2005. One of our group had a horrible cold, so we went inside and visited an elderly gentleman who had his shingle out as an apothecary (there was at least one in every market). He had a mortar and…

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Moving on to totally unnecessary kitchen gadget Christmas presents now.

The bestselling Butterup Knife from MoMA. The top-rated Kuhn Rikon Herb Chopper from Williams-Sonoma. Back to Basics TEM4500 4-Slot Egg-and-Muffin Toaster. Meanwhile, back at the bookstore… Email sales@poisonedpen.com or call toll free (888) 560-9919 to have them mailed to you, or you could even (so retro) actually drive down and pick up a copy in…

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