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Old 04-05-2009, 07:19 AM   #11
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I found one of these yesterday in my local HomeGoods discount housewares store for $9.95:


Here's more info: prepara | products | 'water-resistant' mill. Retail price is around $20.

It's got a really attractive design and is washable/water-resistant, so you can use it when prepping meats without worrying so much about contamination. I've only had time to play with it for a few minutes, but the grind adjuster is very good and it appears to be well-made overall. I think I'm going to like it a lot.
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:36 AM   #12
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i like the 5 pepper blend which includes whole allspice. i have a set of salt and pepper hand crank grinders cost $10 each when i got them. i love them. they now cost $22 each

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Old 04-05-2009, 07:40 AM   #13
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Jeff Smith (Frugal Gourmet) used a Turkish hand cranked
coffee grinder for his pepper - it was a wooden box with a
drawer at the bottom, the pepper went into a hopper on the top
and fell down, ground, into the drawer.
this is the turkish coffee grinder i remember the "frug" using to grind pepper.

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Old 04-05-2009, 07:57 AM   #14
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this is the turkish coffee grinder i remember the "frug" using to grind pepper.

I think I will have to double up on my ginkgo biloba dosage.
I remembered a wood grinder.
This one pictured above is a real beauty.
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:07 AM   #15
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I think I will have to double up on my ginkgo biloba dosage.
I remembered a wood grinder.
This one pictured above is a real beauty.
LOL

yup i have most of his cook books and i think there is a picture of it in one of the books. but i could be wrong. let me check this out.
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:10 AM   #16
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I think I will have to double up on my ginkgo biloba dosage.
I remembered a wood grinder.
This one pictured above is a real beauty.
i found something

The Turkish Coffee Grinder, called "kahve degirmeni", has a long, tubular design, with burrs that grind the coffee to a powder. (This grinder was also adapted and popularized by Jeff Smith - The Frugal Gourmet - as a very effective high-output pepper mill.)

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Old 04-05-2009, 08:16 AM   #17
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LOL

yup i have most of his cook books and i think there is a picture of it in one of the books. but i could be wrong. let me check this out.
i do remember a chef from the old PBS days that used a grinder like your talking about but i can't remember who. btw my aunt has one of those wooden "box" coffee grinders it mounts on the wall. the one she has is an antique.
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:59 AM   #18
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Yes, son, but both those antiques probably work pretty well. I love the "box" wooden grinders. Memories can be such sweet things. Pull that little drawer out, and tap it with the heel of your hand as you put it on the food. Ahhh, a special moment.

Enjoy!
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:22 PM   #19
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i like the 5 pepper blend which includes whole allspice. i have a set of salt and pepper hand crank grinders cost $10 each when i got them. i love them. they now cost $22 each

We have these same grinders. Ours is made by William Bounds and we've had them for well over 10 years. They have ceramic cutters and grind either fine, medium or coarse. After buying/using countless other grinders, we're more than pleased with the Bounds product.
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We have these same grinders. Ours is made by William Bounds and we've had them for well over 10 years. They have ceramic cutters and grind either fine, medium or coarse. After buying/using countless other grinders, we're more than pleased with the Bounds product.
Katie, that mixture of types of peppercorns and sea salt is the perfect blend of salt and pepper. I like the fact you can see the spices in yours. Mine are in tall, stainless steel grinders. I have had them for years, and they still work so well that I can't justify replacing them.
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