30 May, 2009

Great Inventions: The Garlic Press

Such an awkward-looking object, but has there ever been such a handy kitchen tool, I ask of you?

And does the humble potato stomper even come close? Yes, (and I hear you protest), that is, in fact, its technical name. Stomper. I mean, c'mon. "Masher" is such a lame term. It's just so much more satisfying to stomp on something than to merely mash it.

Think about that, the next time you "mash" some fallen leaves with your feet.