Tuesday, December 12, 2006


This tasteful implement is a present given to me by a nephew in Argentina. It is a "Mate", a vessel to drink a typical beverage from South America: yerba mate (Ilex Paraguayensis). It is made out of a cow's hoof. Tasty and useful.


Blogger Elliot said...

that is fucking hideous, although I imagine Limbolo would love a matching set for his dining table.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Oscar!

It´s great that you let people know what Yerba Mate is all about!

If you want to share more info about it, please visit our website:

You will find history, nutrition properties, helpful links and lots of Organic Yerba Mate brands.

Also, here´s a slide show in 9 steps to learn how to brew Yerba Mate the south american way:

Would love to hear some feedback!

Have a nice day!
Alejandro from Argentina.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Thanks for the info, Alejandro. I drink mate like if there was no tomorrow. Getting it in London is another story. It is quite expensive and no terribly fresh, but beggars can't be choosers. Drinking mate is one of the few vices I still got left. Naturally I dont't drink my mate in this hideous object but in a nice and traditional "porongo".

Wednesday, December 13, 2006  
Anonymous Gustavo said...

Ahora entiendo por qué mi vaca Aurora amaneció renga...

Wednesday, December 13, 2006  
Blogger Matt J said...

Better than a camel's 'hoof'?

Saturday, December 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


se develó el misterio de las vacas abducidas y diseccionadas...!!

from trelew

Tuesday, December 19, 2006  

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