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Topic: Alternate uses for coffee stuff (6 msgs / 126 lines)
1) From: Clifton Burkett
I found an interesting alternate use for the Stainless Steel Milk Frothing
Pitcher SM sells. It is great to whack fresh garlic bulbs with! I cook with
a lot of fresh garlic and normally whack the garlic bulbs with the side of
my Chief's knife to loosen the skin before pealing, but this works much
better IMO.
Clif and Odie the Corgi - SomeWhere in Florida

2) From: Bob Grauberger

3) From: alfred
Garlic Coffee??????????

4) From: Gene Smith
My favorite chef's knife is called a Chinese cleaver, and, depending on how
hard you hit the garlic with the flat of the blade, you can go from just
popping the skin off the garlic to covering the surrounding part of your
kitchen with a pungent mist of stinking rose.  Best part of the cleaver is
that after you're done whacking, chopping, slicing and otherwise knocking
your raw dietary materials into shape, it makes a great shovel for picking
it all up off the cutting surface and hurling it into the intended
Gene Smith
riding the wild learning curve, in Houston

5) From: Steven Van Dyke
Just a note:
Although it's sometimes *called* a Chinese cleaver, generally it's really a
Chinese Chief's Knife.  The difference is in the weight of the blade and how
it's meant to be used.  Cleavers have thick blades with rather obtuse edges
made to slam down into something.  A chief's knife is thinner and has a much
finer edge angle since it's used primarily for slicing with just some light
(low-pressure) chopping.  The 'classic' chief's knife is the one the maniac
always grabs in the movies.  The Chinese Chief's knife has a square back
like a cleaver.  It's designed for just what Gene says - scooping up the cut
bits so you can dump them in the wok.
(Grabbing a rare opportunity to be knowledgable)
Steve :->
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Special Events Photography stuff)

6) From: Ben Treichel
Clifton Burkett wrote:
My wife 'stole' one of my P2's to make popcorn with. :-\

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