One thing I love about food is all the awesome gadgets and stuff you get to use. Whilst I am still dreaming of working in a commercial kitchen that uses thermomixes, immersion circulators and centrifuges, I also love the old world stuff, like the slicer below by Berkel. It’s a vintage one you operate by hand that’s been restored by some dude in Italy. The company was the one that made the first ever meat slicer back at the turn of the century, which revolutionised the way butchers worked. It also gave rise to the popularity of fine sliced dry cured meats like prosciutto and jamon.

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