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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sur la Table

Sur La Table will steal your money. Oh, I suppose it isn’t really stealing, since you hand over your credit card to them. But this exquisite cooking store is designed so nicely, nicely enough to make you wander through the shelves with your mouth hanging open in amazement.

Le Creuset cookware. Pasta makers from Italy. Large plates in vivid jewel tones. Garlic presses. Espresso machines. Pepper grinders. Walls of cookbooks. Silpats. Kitchen-Aid food processors....Okay, I’m out of breath just thinking about it.

The people who work there are wonderfully knowledgeable and low-key Seattle. They don’t bob around you, saying, “Can I help you? Can I?” But when you have a question, they know. They’re all cooks and gourmets.

My dream is to someday own every single thing in Sur La Table. That’s why I consider myself lucky that today I walked out with only: a new plate, saucer, and bowl; a Zyliss food chopper; a ravioli press; and a Jamie Oliver cookbook.

I can only go in so often.

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Blogger Rosiecat said...

Oh, my, goodness. It's so easy to fall in love with Sur La Table. I went there to buy my Le Creuset pot, a 5.5-quart beauty, and the employees were so excited for me: "You are going to love this pot!" Their excitement made me fall even more in love with the store, which is a wonderful and dangerous thing ;-)

I can't wait to go back again. This time, I think I'll be buying a few presents for other people. That's my kind of shopping.

December 10, 2008 at 2:03 PM  

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