Friday, July 27, 2007

It Slices, It Dices...

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Giving a special "thank you" nod to the good people over at Epicurious for calling my attention to this nifty item, I ran over to my nearest Williams-Sonoma and bought this sweet little Tomato Knife. And after using it, I’d also say that it's probably the neatest kitchen utensil purchase I’ve made in a while.

Although there are scores tomato slicers and knives on the market, this one does exactly what it advertises it will do, and slices the skin of the tomato "cleanly" without "shredding" it and creating the usual seedy, pulpy mess that follows. (Don’t even think about achieving the same result with a regular, serrated-edge tomato knife, folks...or then again, maybe you already have.) And, as an extra-added bonus, the broad, rounded tip of this little gem very easily lifts your delicately cut tomato slices onto a plate, no muss, no fuss.

So if I’m beginning to sound like an infomercial right about now, that’s okay. No doubt, if you do just happen to see this handy utensil at 3 AM on one of your local TV channels -- buy it. Otherwise, hop on over to your local Williams-Sonoma and pick one up.
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