Monday, April 21, 2008

Guess Who Discovered the Benriner

Cranky says "It's like making lettuce."
He likes this little Japanese mandoline so much, we now own three of them. (They were on sale!)

17 comments:

Zoomie said...

Great photo! Japanese things are always so marvelously _functional_, aren't they?

Stacie said...

play that funky mandolin white boy! (I couldn't resist, I know how you love bad food/music puns!)

dancingmorganmouse said...

We've only got this ancient, blunting, german, grumpy thing that plots to remove my fingertips - I'm inspired to go mandolin shopping.

dancingmorganmouse said...

Clicked the linky and read the 'hints'. Oooh, so don't drink wine while slicing - hmmmmm.

Alanna said...

Yay rah -- my only "problem" with the Benriner is that thanks to blogging, I can't use it all the time since who wants to read an all-benriner blog?!

Rev. Biggles said...

OoOooOoo, don't tell Shuna. Did she show you her mandolin scar?

Mary Coleman said...

Now that's fabulous!
I want one!

kudzu said...

Glad to see you like these, too. I had never been able to afford a French mandoline when I discovered these years ago in Japantown. Vive la Bennie!!

cookiecrumb said...

Zoomie: Japanese kitchen gadgets are the best!

Stacie: Good one!

Morgan: Sharp things are scary. Even scarier when they're dull. Happy shopping.

Alanna: I apologize for not giving you a better introduction for the link to your blog. Everybody! It's Alanna!! Thanks, Ms. A.

Biggles: Uh oh. Good thing Shuna is in Florida or she'd be lecturing me.

Mary Coleman: Cheap, easy, fun!

Kudzu: We got ours in Japantown too. I also have a shred-proof glove, but it's too large.

Anna Haight said...

I love mine too, but I have to be in a calm state or risk losing fingers!

Zoomie said...

I have to remark on the wonderful colors of all the different radish slices - very cool, even viewing it for the second time.

peter said...

Ich bin ein Benriner.

cookiecrumb said...

Anna: It's totally useable. Do as Cranky does, and once the vegetable you're shaving gets perilously small, just eat it and start on another.

Zoomie: Thanks for noticing! All those colors.

Peter: {Snorking coffee on keyboard; wait; I don't drink coffee.}

Sam said...

I like my radishes mandolined too

cookiecrumb said...

Sam: I hope you noticed all the butter underneath the radishes.

limoncello said...

I have a $15 slicing doohickey I bought at Forrest Jones a few years ago, and I'm terrified of it. Mostly of the numerous, curious plastic plates that slide in and out for various cuts. Which one is most effective for slicing my fingerprints phyllo-thin?

Seriously, it would have been a good tool for the black radishes I bought last week. Sauteed them in butter with ramps -- pretty tasty! But sliced too thick.

cookiecrumb said...

Limoncello: Ooh, sounds good. The only way I'll get any ramps around here is to have them air-freighted, and... no!
Our Benriner was about $15, too. It can be put together very, very wrong (Cranky discovered this the other day), and you'd get worse than phyllo-thin fingerprints. Coleslaw fingerprints, more like it. :)