|This double blade knife rocks!|
Meet my first Mezzaluna, bought more than a year ago in an obscure corner of a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur. Yes, Malaysia Boleh!
Meaning "Half moon" in Italian, the Mezzaluna consists of a rounded blade with 2 handles on each end. Some people call it a herb chopper.
My chef at-Sunrice taught me that a rocking motion is gentle on the herbs, preserving its essence and extends its shelf life.
I've enjoyed the use of this elegant tool since my purchase, although I sometimes wonder if it's an insult to chefs with good knifing skills. It also runs the danger of being in the "useless tools" category since a normal knife can quite do the job if you can just execute a proper chiffonade.
Today, I'm chopping some fresh dill for my salmon gravlax. I can't wait to serve my guests in my second private dining event tomorrow.
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