Serious Eats: Talk

Yeah, I know it's supposed to be for this, but...

Since I just bought a kitchen-style torch over the weekend and have been happily making s'mores with it ever since (and am eagerly anticipating getting home to make creme brulee tonight in honor of Julia Child) I have being thinking about this...

...my mother's first reaction to telling her that I bought the torch was that it could double as a self-defense weapon in a pinch (though, I am not sure that she quite understands how small this thing is, but that's another story)...

...so what food prep item do you own that you know is meant for one purpose or another, but you use it for something different. For instance, I don't have a food processor, but I love my little $5 meat tenderizer for crushing nuts and other items for baking!

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