Tools of the Trade

One of my all time favorite kitchen  tools is my Microplane.   A Microplane  is similar to a hand grater, but MUCH better, It’s tiny razor-like edges are formed by a totally different process called photo-etching in which holes are dissolved with a chemical, leaving edges that finely slice instead of tearing or shredding. I first learned how much I wanted this tool when watching Food Networwork’s  Ina Garten and Giada use to grate nutmeg  and zest lemons. You can imagine how excited I was when I received it (alongside a Williams & Sonoma healthy cookbook) as an engagement gift…I literally jumped and screamed YAY! I  not only using my microplane for nutmeg and zesting citrus fruits, but I am OBSESSED with using it to grate garlic into dishes, marinades and dressings. No matter what you microplane, the end product is really fantastic and can’t compare to that of a hand grater. It is not a big investment and I don’t know how I ever cooked with out it!

You can purchase YOUR Microplane at William & Sonoma, Crate & Barrel or




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