120. My Kitchen is Perfect.
This website’s tagline is “We find the coolest stuff,” and it’s true. This site has some seriously sweet kitchen must-haves. And by must-haves, I mean, “It’s so awesome and useless. I must have it.”
Let’s start with something rectangular of the Asian persuasion.
Here is a rice cube, along with some of the results of its cubing action.
Pretty fucking sweet, right? Every time I go out for sushi, I wish it were more rectangular. Well, cubular, if I’m being specific. Finally, here’s a way to achieve that goal. Praise the Lord (of rectangles large and small).
This next product is something I’ve been meaning to feature for a long time. Presenting:
The Egg Cuber.
Now, we all like hard boiled eggs, right? Ok, I don’t like them that much, but they’re protein-rich and fill me up. The one time I do enjoy a hard boiled egg is in a salad, preferably a Salade Nicoise. That, my friends – that’s yum. Imagine the rectangular Nicoise masterpiece we could make with this cubed egg! I’ll post a sample recipe below.
Salade Rectangulaire, par Eliza Hecht
Two hard-boiled eggs, cubed and sliced into squares
A small, rectangular tuna steak
Olives, pitted, and with the corners cut off.
Green beans, with pointy ends cut off, leaving little rectangular strips.
Potatoes, cut up into one-inch cubes.
Lettuce, sliced into squares or small strips.
Boil the potatoes. Steam the green beans. Sear the tuna in a cast-iron pan. Boil the eggs. Rectangularize all components. Toss all ingredients in a simple vinaigrette. Serve on a rectangular platter for best effect.
Dude. What a rectangular triumph.