Follow us:

Discover the unexpected in the Chicago Area. Explore All of Chicago
Restaurants & Bars 7

The eternal search for world's greatest pepper mill...

anne | Nov 24, 200310:33 PM

Every year, my mother asks for a pepper mill for Christmas. Every year, I go looking for a really nice one, and end up frustrated, buy her one that I think is just "okay", and it ends up breaking/malfunctioning/being generally useless within 12 months. And so the cycle continues.

I'm looking for a GREAT pepper mill here. I mean, the pepper mill to end all pepper mills. One that will inspire poetry, long odes to its superior grinding power, its ability to handle many sizes/types of peppercorns, its wide variety of settings. A pepper mill for the long haul, as I'm sick of buying pepper mills every single year (and I get the sense that my mother is getting sick of receiving the same thing from me).

So, Chowhounders, I turn to you. Do any of you have a pepper mill without which you absolutely could not live? And a location (in Chicago, New York or online) at which to purchase this magical mill?

Suggestions for fantastic peppercorns would also be appreciated -- if I do track down this mythical mill, I'd love for my mother to be able to show off its prowess with the finest spices available.

Thank you all.

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Recommended from Chowhound

Catch up on the latest activity across all community discussions.
View latest discussions