With the experience of our recent heat wave [dare I say] seared into my mind, it's little wonder I'm on the lookout for ways to get out of the kitchen. This compact Japanese brazier, called a konro, is made of clay and fueled with charcoal. I can imagine setting it on a picnic table, and tossing grilled morsels onto cool-from-the-garden salads. korin.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.