My imperfect kitchen

What I haven’t got:

  • a microwave
  • a blender
  • a food processor
  • a dutch oven or soup pot
  • a 9×13″ baking dish (how did that happen!? ’twas not always the case)
  • a mandoline (someday! when I can be trusted with sharp objects)
  • a dishwasher

What I’ve got:

  • a gas oven and range
  • a handful of nice but petite non-stick pots and saute pans, a fabulous 10″ Calphalon grill pan, and other assorted old cookware
  • a 30 year old pistachio green 4.5 quart Kitchen Aid mixer (vroom, vroom, baby!)
  • a 1.5 cup mincer chopper
  • a crazy Ginsu, an Alaskan ulu & various other knives
  • an almost unnecessary quantity of fancily shaped muffn pans
  • 4 pretty Le Creuset baking dishes
  • several ancient loaf pans and cookie sheets
  • a mortar & pestle (fun for the whole family!)
  • a serving dish adorned with Botticelli’s Birth of Venus
  • a sense of humor…

3 responses to “My imperfect kitchen

  1. Isn’t a mandoline just a large ulu? (Yeah, I know it’s for spices, not seals.)

  2. I always read that as a mandolin, and I always wondered what a musical instrument was doing in the kitchen. Then I realized it was imperfect…

  3. theimperfectkitchen

    All right, sassafras – I’m sensing a nudge. :)

    The mandoline is a slicing tool. This is a French word, and oddly enough, derives from the instrument. Perhaps because vegetables are “strummed” across the blade?

    The ulu is a lovely tool, but not particularly similar to the mandoline, except that it is also awesome and very sharp. (but I actually have an ulu)

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