I think one of the greatest culinary devices ever is the mandolin. This is an enclosed slicer that makes perfect slices and dices every time â€“ and you will never cut your fingers! They come in a range of prices, but you’ll probably spend about $40. When your see how eggs, celery and other things become instant perfect cubes, you’ll feel like the most expensive chef is preparing your diet food!
Make a quick Mirepoix, the staple of French cooking: celery, onions and carrots.
Or, try out a perfect New Orleans “Holy Trinity”: peppers, onions and celery.
Add perfect cubed vegetables to all of your soups, salads and even as an easy to grab snack mix!
I hate fancy cooking instruments because they are so hard to clean. But you are right - the presentation of your food plays a major part in how you feel eating it!
I love to set up my plate to look restaurant quality.
A sprig of kale and a lemon do wonders.