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Old 09-06-2005, 10:03 AM   #1
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Exclamation Don't EVER Try This!

I picked up a cookbook on a 50%-75% discount book table at the grocery store last night mainly because it was obviously geared toward an inexperienced cook and had a lot of photo illustrations that I could use when trying to explain some things to my kid sister. Then, while looking thru it this morning I ran across this illustration on how to cut an eggplant for one of the recipes. I couldn't believe my eyes!

It reminds me of the method Dad used one Thanksgiving to carve the turkey .... he wound up having emergency surgery that afternoon to reconnect the artery in his thumb, reattach tendons and nerves, and a couple more operations to try to restore more feeling and mobility in his thumb - with only about 25% success.




Please - Don't EVERY use this "technique" to cut anything!!!

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Old 09-06-2005, 10:12 AM   #2
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OMG!!! Why would they show that???
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:13 AM   #3
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Was this book printed on April 1?
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:14 AM   #4
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lable on ginsu knife: Caution--not to be inserted in living things!

too true...basic knife 101: always cut down and away from yourself. always use the guide when using a mandoline. and finally, never put your hand inside something with moving parts to try to unclog it. I have seen what kitchen machines can do to hard wood and metal. Your hand doesn't stand a chance.
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:54 AM   #5
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I guess I should have mentioned the book. It's "What's Cooking Italian" by Penny Stephens - pub 1998 by Thunder Bay Press - the picture is on page 38.

Of course - I got a laugh when I hit the recipe for Tortellini on page 122 and she is showing how to make ravioli.
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:55 AM   #6
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Everything on the discount table isn't always a bargain!
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Now that's funny!
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I always cut away from myself, but noticed that when I am in the kitchen w/ my Gran, she NEVER does. When she peels say a potato w/a knife, she peels towards her thumb. Said her Mom taught her that way...I would get nervous to cut my thumb off.
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When I peel potatoes I peel towards my thumb too......I trust myself doing that...hmmmm
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LOL... you'll have to get a big red marking pen and put an X through that photo.


I peel away from myself and I still end up peeling ME! I think it's because I'm left handed and peelers are made (like everything else) for the right handed people of the world....
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