Foodie meme

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From julesjones.

Bold the ones you have and use at least once a year, italicize the ones you have and don’t use, strike through the ones you have had but got rid of. (And I’m underlining the ones I don’t have but wish I did.)

“I wonder how many pasta machines, breadmakers (I knead my bread dough by hand, twice or three times a week; gave me very strong hand and underarm muscles), juicers (ditto, little plastic thing), blenders (mini blender belonging to Prima, when she leaves home with it I’ll buy another one for myself), deep fat fryers, egg boilers, melon ballers, sandwich makers, pastry brushes (three of them in fact: one for oil, one for butter and one for egg etcetera), cheese knives (the Dutch kind), electric woks (only 3 different on-the-gas ones), miniature salad spinners, griddle pans, jam funnels, meat thermometers, filleting knives, egg poachers, cake stands, garlic crushers (though it’s mostly other people who use it, I squash garlic with the flat of a knife), martini glasses, tea strainers, bamboo steamers (didn’t get rid of it until it fell apart, have a metal steamer now), pizza stones, coffee grinders (also a small dedicated spice grinder), milk frothers, piping bags, banana stands, fluted pastry wheels, tagine dishes, conical strainers, rice cookers, steam cookers, pressure cookers (my mother gave me one when I left home but I didn’t like it and never used it), slow cookers, spaetzle makers, cookie presses, gravy strainers, double boilers (bains marie), sukiyaki stoves, ice cream makers (after a couple of years the inset wouldn’t freeze any more, and it was always in the way in the freezer), and fondue sets (the Mongolian type: too many of us to use it, and we usually have cheese fondue from an earthenware pan anyway) languish dustily at the back of the nation’s cupboards.”

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