Speaking of Chometz: I figured it out!
Last year, Ted gave me a gift, a special pillow for stretching out naan and other flatbreads. I posted about it at the time , wondering if anybody knew what it was called. And tonight, I found out at last! In India, it’s called a GADHI, but it’s also known as a “tanoor pillow,” “sticking pillow” or, so obviously I don’t know why I never googled it before, “naan pillow.” Here is a rather large one changing hands somewhere in the middle east – Lebanon? You can watch a small one in action here: And then, for a sophisticated, modern, burn-proof take, there’s the “Naandle” – a portmanteau word of “naan” and “handle”. Cool! I am guessing that the diameter of the pillow is correlated to the size of the bread and/or the oven opening. A large oven opening can make larger flatbreads and take a larger pillow. The oven in the video above is fairly small. Also, like a couche or any other fabric used to handle bread, I suspect that they are ideally made from a tightly-woven c