Today I’m giving away this bean slicer or stringer… I know, why would I possess one of these. I come by my fascination with kitchen tools from my Dad. Unlike my mother, who could make a month’s worth of meals with a wooden spoon and a paring knife, my father was a gadget guy. We had a whole cupboard dedicated to his impulse kitchen purchases including a bun warmer, first generation food processor, and the bright orange veggie slicer that he bought off the tv one night after too many scotches (I still have that one, watch this space). I bought this tool in a weak moment many years ago while shopping with a true foodie and it has sat in a drawer along with my olive pitter, strawberry grabber, egg poker, and many other single purpose items. Unlike the rest of them though, this guy has never been used. I’m going to offer it to my vegetarian sister (who will scoff at it, no doubt) and then put it in the Goodwill box.
I like my beans whole.