Tuesday, August 13, 2013


For some reason the pile of cut carrots struck me as being picture-worthy. The cutter is an old Disston tool, and is kept sharp as any knife. It is sort of like the Inuit knife, the ulu, and is very, very handy. I can slice several carrots or celery stalks with more ease than with my large chef’s knife – a wicked instrument. And for mincing parsley or chopping nuts, it cannot be beat.

I admit to owning an old Kitchen Aid mini food chopper, but I rarely use it. Why drag that out and have to clean all the pieces later, when I can get out my trusty Disston cutter and get slices the size I want with only a blade and a cutting board to clean. Minimalism make sense to me.

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