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The Pig Trend in Pop Culture #18: as a fiendishly clever cooking gizmo http://bit.ly/Vzmbhh
The cute pig face in the center of this floppy silicone lid belies all sortsa cleverness. The nostrils release steam, whether you're boiling something & want it to cook more evenly - say, a delish but delicate mess of handmade gnoccis - or nuking a dish. And to pick it up, the ears stick up just enough that you can grab it with chopsticks or nimble fingers. Plus, it's good for tackling stubborn jar-lids. To clean - simply toss in the dishwasher.
Designed in Japan, it comes in two sizes & judging by all the glowing reviews, a giant fan club, too.