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Old 11-16-2012, 06:48 PM   #51
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What you want is a mandoline. A mandolin is a stringed musical instrument, similar to a guitar.
Both of you are right. A quick little bit of linguistic research: mandolin/mandoline can be used for the stringed musical instrument as well as the kitchen tool. I could not find a preference for the kitchen tool, just the musical instrument--the preferred term in NA is mandolin, but mandoline is accepted as a variation for the spelling. The word stems from the Fr. mandoline which is a loan word from It. mandolino. I did notice a number of stores advertise the kitchen tool as a mandolin (except for those manufactured / sold in France). I always thought the kitchen tool was a mandoline, but didn't take the time to look it up when this thread surfaced.
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Both of you are right. A quick little bit of linguistic research: mandolin/mandoline can be used for the stringed musical instrument as well as the kitchen tool. I could not find a preference for the kitchen tool, just the musical instrument--the preferred term in NA is mandolin, but mandoline is accepted as a variation for the spelling. The word stems from the Fr. mandoline which is a loan word from It. mandolino. I did notice a number of stores advertise the kitchen tool as a mandolin (except for those manufactured / sold in France). I always thought the kitchen tool was a mandoline, but didn't take the time to look it up when this thread surfaced.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:39 PM   #53
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Two names, Jimmy Ibbotson and Rickey Scaggs.
When I worked at Wyeth Pharmaceutical I had two supervisors that came from France. When I was filing a patient's papers there was an Adverse Event. I couldn't make out the words as some of them were in French. The patient lived in Paris. So I asked one of my supervisors to translate for me. Translation was "She cut herself on zee Mandoleen. Her pronouciation. And it was spelled with the "E". Everytime I have to say that word now I pronouce it just like she did. Zee Mandoleen! Voila!
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Slicing onions on a musical instrument probably won't produce desired results....
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:53 PM   #55
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Slicing onions on a musical instrument probably won't produce desired results....
It would depend on how sharp the strings are...
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It would depend on how sharp the strings are...
It would be perfect for slicing pasta dough.
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It would be perfect for slicing pasta dough.
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I guess if you had a price range listed I missed it, but the Bron is pretty much the gold standard in restaurant kitchens. I've used them for many years.
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I guess if you had a price range listed I missed it, but the Bron is pretty much the gold standard in restaurant kitchens. I've used them for many years.
That certainly is out of my price range.
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