Chicken leg herb infuser

If you like using herbs and spices in your cooking but hate picking little bits of rosemary out of your teeth after dinner, Tel Aviv-based design studio OTOTO has just the thing. This plastic chicken leg-shaped thing is an herb infuser. You fill it full of the herbs you want to cook with, stick it into the pot with the food while it cooks, and the flavor from the infuser seeps into the food.

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The product is called Pulke, which to an English speaker looks a little too close to a word we don’t want to associate with food. But in Yiddish the word (pronounced pool-kay) means chicken leg. The infuser helps to flavor your food in a simple and mess-free way, eliminating the need to fish out inedible herbs like bay leaves, star anise, and peppercorns.

Chicken leg herb infuser in a pot

The adorable herb infuser could also be used to make pots of spiced cider or mulled wine. Since these drinks require straining the spices out of the liquid before drinking, the Pulke could be a clever way to do that with no mess. As long as you can handle drinking a sweet beverage that’s had a chicken leg in it, anyway.


“Sometimes they appear while taking a shower, sometimes while stuck in a traffic jam; and every so often, one will show up in your dreams. They do not pop up every day, but when they do, we are delighted by them. Ori Saidi and Daniel Gassner met in 1999 at the Ascola School of Art and Design in Tel Aviv. It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship. In 2004 they embarked on a mission to open a design studio, and named it OTOTO, which in Hebrew means “any minute now”, with the understanding that an innovative idea can pop into your head at any given moment. Dani and Ori were inspired by the notion that the next great idea is always right around the corner, waiting to arrive.”