The first thing that's likely to raise your pulse rate is the copper cookware: hundreds of gleaming professional-grade cooking vessels: saute pans, sauciers, stew pots, double boilers, roasting pans, turbot kettles, bowls for whipping egg whites, and lots more. You'll see all sorts of other tools, too—baking mats, whisks, wheeled dough cutters, chopping blocks, mandolines, meat thermometers, wooden spoons, rubber spatulas, brass-plated duck presses, and a huge selection of cast-iron Dutch ovens, escargot dishes, and loaf pans. Don't expect the salesmen to hold your hand. If you speak to them in English, they might even roll their eyes. But these guys are knowledgeable, and they'll make sure you get what you're looking for, provided you tell them what kind of cooking you're going to be doing.