Perhaps more so than any other single fruit, vegetable, or herb, garlic gets its own dedicated gadgets. It should probably not come as much of a surprise that garlic has demanded so much attention. After all, the pungent little cloves do tend to stand out amongst everything that they come in contact with. Yet, we cannot seem to stay away from the species Allium sativum even if we try. However, we can avoid touching it.
Prep work won't disappear, but clutter and mess will.
The power of the kitchen lies in its ability to transform a heap of raw ingredients into a cohesive meal. As we chop, slice, and dice our way through the prep work, it is almost like magic how proteins, veggies, and starches turn into recognizable meals thanks to a little knife work. But there is more than just cutlery involved.
Being able to produce a kitchen gadget or utensil out of thin air (or from with a kitchen cabinet or drawer as the case may be) is one thing, but … Read more
All cooks have things they'd like to try more often: one thing on my list as soon as the weather gets warmer is to try making more of my own salad dressings. As of now, I'm still using plain old vinegar or store-bought varieties.
However, making a great emulsion can be intimidating. Will I add the olive oil too fast? Am I going to waste a half of a cup of my good olive oil before getting it right? What if my arm cramps?
OK, so I'm exaggerating, but salad dressings do require quite a bit of … Read more
I'm a big fan of putting fresh garlic in just about every meal, but that means that I spend a lot of time chopping the stuff. I'm always happy to find tools that can make that repetitive process go a little faster. The Chef'n Garlic Zoom Garlic Chopper can: rather than using a knife, you can toss your garlic into this chopper, roll its wheel against the counter, and get chopped garlic immediately. There are no more worries about the knife slicing your fingers, getting garlic in your eye, smelling like garlic for ages, or any of … Read more
I was cooking pasta Alfredo the other night and I grabbed the big container of garlic powder I keep by the stove. Somehow, I got the two pour spouts confused. Rather than adding a teaspoon or so of garlic powder, I wound up with two or three tablespoons in my sauce. I've been looking for a spice dispenser capable of preventing a repeat performance, and I think the SpiceShot Spice Dispenser fits the bill.