5 Ridiculous Kitchen Essentials to Be Thankful For
Most of us have learned by now that the original Thanksgiving table did not feature turkey, but more likely venison, eel, and perhaps a dried gooseberry or two. A bird with an injectable marinade was probably not on the menu. Also lacking at that first harvest celebration was a non-stick roasting pan and other kitchen essentials that we have come to believe are necessary to pull off a holiday meal. So let’s be thankful that we are blessed with about 50,000 more kitchen unitaskers than those poor pilgrims. Here are our top picks for culinary inventions that may (or may not) make our Thanksgiving preparations easier, but at least they encourage us to be thankful for our uniquely inventive spirit.
Bone china in the shape of a peeled potato can help you accomplish such mammoth kitchen tasks as crushing garlic or fresh herbs. Or you can use it to pummel that annoying cousin who always makes fart jokes.
Leave it to hipster chef Jamie Oliver to create a device to substitute the classic mortar and pestle. Rumor has it that he’ll next be trying to reinvent the wheel.
We all know these affairs can drag on like there’s no tomorrow, which is why you should consider swingin’ at your next gathering—with a spoonula, of course.
Pay no mind if you’re still relegated to the children’s table. Bring along this stool and you’ll be sitting in style.