whole black peppercorns, is the creation of Alan Wong, consulting chef
for the airlines and chef at both Alan Wong's Restaurant and the
Pineapple Room. (A reporter, who shall go nameless, apparently absconded
with a pair of chop sticks that came along with it. Rumor has it she used
it in her hair.)
We'll get back to you if and when we toss it on our salad.
Protection for the trip
If you get that chance to go to the Islands, it might not be a bad
idea to take SC Johnson's new "OFF! Mosquito Lamp" with you.
The lamp's pads "effectively repel mosquitoes from an average size
patio for hours," according to the sample we've got in our possession. To
make it work most effectively, there's a series of "helpful hints," too.
The main advice: put it on the ground for a few minutes.
Of course, with this newsroom being full of folks who are exploring
Buddha's path, we can't condone killing even the peskiest bug. But we're
sure to find someone in our building more than ready to fire this thing