Tuesday, December 4, 2007

My New Tool: A Mezzaluna

You must've seen Nigella cut up onions and stuff with a mezzaluna, peeking up at you seductively as she tells you how she loves this thing. She convinced me that I not only can make the cutting of onions and garlic a sensuous task, but also enjoy it.

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My friend Elaine got me this super cutting tool from her latest trip to Sydney and so far I haven't gotten my hands on it because mom wanted to try it, then Leila too and soon all my garlic was done and anything that needed to be minced got minced. Quite the dangerous tool. The response so far is very good. Leila said it cuts ginger very well, very finely and also brings out the juice. Another good thing about it is, it slices rather than cut so that your onions or even choc bits don't jump all over as would happen if you chop. So, do consider getting one. I hear they even come with double blades.

14 comments:

Shan said...

Hey cool! And your nails look nicer than Nigella's too :)

Greg Wee said...

That looks seriously menacing but would not mind getting one. where to find ah?

bryan said...

Off with her head!!!

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

shan: oh goodness, i never keep my nails long, NEVER! my older sister used to scratch me with her nails when we fought n i've hated long nails ever since. those talons belong to leila, a student frm China whose thesis i'm helping to proof read these last few days, so very busy...

gregwee: roger can get u one :)

bryan: hmm, u've given me a great idea. i'll be telling my 3 boys what i'll use it for (n it's not their heads) if they upset me!

Precious Pea said...

COOL GADGET! Is it available in Malaysia? I think i will get it for my new kitchen.

bryan said...

Terri, it'll come in handy if they ever decide to become Jewish.

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

precious: wah, new kitchen, must be so nice! yes, shd get one n tell hubby it's a disciplinary weapon!

bryan: u r so mild. i was thinking of eunuchs...

bryan said...

LOL... then you only want grandkids from your daughter?

NEE said...

Dont know if Custom Greg will allow into the house or not hehe

Mandy said...

wow, you look so sexy with the Mezzaluna. I don't remember seeing this in the State!Do you know how much does it cost?

Anonymous said...

Looks lethal. raina

WoMbOk™♂ said...

Thats one serious kitchen utensil :)

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

bryan:oh no!

nee: yeah, u already have lots of weapons in the hse...

mandy: tt's not me. so not me!i think it must be available in the us. :) no idea; it was a present.

raina, wombok: it looks lethal in the pic.

mike c said...

good lord! looks like something @ a ninja convention! 'm sure it handles well in skill hands...hey 'm a short-order-cook kinda dude, what do i know??

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