links for 2009-07-30

  • "An occasional alternative to the perforated spoon was the brouilleur, or mixer – a small metal or glass bowl that sat on top of the glass, and which, when filled with water, automatically dripped sugared water into the dose at the required rate.

    More elaborate versions had a separate platform to hold the sugar cube, and one famous model – the so-called Cusenier "Auto Verseur" added a further refinement – an oscillating see-saw to control the dripping water. Don't miss the online video showing it in action!"