Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Kitchen Collection [12]

This is one tool that every kitchen needs. In my humble opinion. Food mills are ubiquitous in France - or at least I get that impression. Here, they're called moulins à légumes.

I think this one is our second one. We had and older one made from molded plastic, but it got stained over time and didn't fit with the decor of our stainless kitchen in San Francisco, so we replaced it with this shiny all metal model.

The business end of the food mill with the medium blade installed.

I never knew how much I needed a food mill until I had one. It makes great purées. It's takes a lot of work out of applesauce. Straining home-made tomato sauce was never easier.

The principle is that you don't have to remove skins, pits, stems, or whatever - the food mill does it for you after your veggies/fruits have been cooked ! And it builds up good arm muscles. It comes with three blades : course, medium, fine. Being all metal, there are no stains and it goes through the dishwasher without worry.

If you don't have one, go get one. They're not expensive at all.

3 comments:

  1. I use the medium or coarse one to make spaetzle.

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  2. I don't even own one. But then, I'm soo lazy! ;)
    Great photo though!

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  3. Kim, I never thought about making spaetzle with a food mill - what a great idea !

    Claude, thanks ! But I don't think you're lazy - anyone who takes the time to have 2 blogs and do all that great photography is not lazy...

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