"For never was there a tale of more woe
Than that of Julienne, and that time I cut my bloody thumbnail off chopping carrots"
As much as I am bad at chopping, I really enjoy it. You need a good surface and a good knife and speed, and above all, I love a good novelty chopping board. Who doesn't? Strange people, that's who.
This one, from Sluttery favourite The Literary Gift Company, is one of the best I've seen in a very long time.
You can hide it in your bookcase! Er, ok, but that doesn't sound particularly hygienic.
You could (and I will) just call it a chopping bard. Incidentally, did you know that to bard something means to tie bacon or other fat around something to stop it getting dry while roasting? Because you do now.
Domestic Sluttery's Shakespearean line*:
- Much Ado About Muffins
- Taters Andronicus
- Julius Seasoning
- Two Gentlemen of Vanilla
- A Midsummer Night's Tureen
- As You Pikelet
- The Tempestle and Mortar
- Simmerline (range of saucepans)
- Love's Flavour's Lost (when you've made a colossal cooking mistake)