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How to Split Wood, Shuck an Oyster and….

May 04, 2015 | by

Fly Swatter

After a week of meetings in Vancouver I  was having a leisurely cup of tea while perusing the

Saturday Globe & Mail and what did I see but an article about slow goods  – making quality items

that last.  A photo of a very sturdy looking fly swatter made of bridle leather and  white ash accompanied the

article.  Turns out that fly swatter is from Kaufman Mercantile a company that specializes in sourcing well-

produced practical items.   And wouldn’t you know it Princeton Architectural Press  is publishing their book
this fall:  The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide –  How to Split  Wood, Shuck an Oyster and Other Simple Pleasures.

Covering a wide range of topics from how to season a cast iron pan to oyster shucking and soap making, it promises to be

a great reference guide for every home.  Coming from Raincoast in September :

CDN $27.95 · pb



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