It's "Jersey Dutch". After the English-Dutch war that exchanged
"ownership" of Suriname and Manhattan between the warring parties, a lot of
Dutch from Manhattan moved acorss the river. Here in Bergen county there
are still a lot of Dutch names, like the lumber/hardware etc chain Kuiken
Brothers. I don't think they know the difference between a chick and an
If it takes you 5 minutes to mince a garlic clove you're out of practice.
"WHACK . . . rat-a-tat-a-tat . . . scrape" and it's done. At least if you
have two Chinese knives and know what to do with them it is.
Nahh, that's performance art. Maybe if I'd heard about somebody doing it 40
years ago I'd have perfected the skill, but probably not--my parents didn't
own a knife that would hold that kind of edge. Nowadays I'm too lazy.
That's the problem with all these gadgets, you have to get the cutting board
out to start the process and cut the bits small enough to fit the device and
I look and say well as long as I have a knife and the board out finish the
job and only two things to clean. And if you're using garlic isn't there
going to be an onion around somewhere in the recipe? Well at least at my
house there is! There is one born every minute or less these days!
:> Zyliss does make one of the best garlic presses EVAR!
: Personal experience or hearsay? I just happen to be in the market for a
: garlic press and my primary interest is quality/function over price.
A very thorough review here:
They recommend the Kuhn Rikon.
-- Andy Barss
I got a video with mine, Can't remember where I put it ...
The commercials seem to pop up now and then real late on one of the oddball
cable channels. Can't remember the last time I saw one. Hispanic guy. What
I should have said is get the guy who Wrote the Script for the Zyliss vise
I bought mine at a show here in Portland (OR) maybe 15 years ago. I watched
the demo three or four times before I bought. It's one of the best 'stupid'
purchases I've ever made. It gets Used!
IIRC, Zyliss is one of those companies that makes everything from kitchen
gadgets to oil drilling platforms.
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