Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Life Changers

Every once in a while you come across a kitchen tool that snakes its way from a mere twinkle of an idea in your consciousness ("someday must buy that") to being completely and utterly indispensable ("how did I live without that?")

There is a life before and after the instrument, and never the twain shall meet.

Rare, naturally.

Not every instrument can qualify for such exalted status.

Meet the box grater.

Just for the record, the wimpy little nebbishy bottom thing was tossed away into some dank corner of the recesses of the CC's cupboard. Who grates in such tiny quantities anyway?

Anyway, this teeny-tiny little thing, much beloved of Italian mammas, and Spanish mamacitas, and Turkish anne-s, and oh, just about all the mammas everywhere is truly a wondrous creature. (and a tiny salute to modernity too for the little rubber edges which prevent slippage when grating over a glass bowl.)

Hurrah for the box grater!

1 comment:

Macavity said...

Where can I get one? Mom took the one I had (and it broke in her luggage...

So... actually... where can I get two?