Okay, no recipe this time.  Instead, I’m going to share with you one of the most loved and well used gadgets in Sumo’s Kitchen:


I was given one of these as a stocking stuffer last Christmas, and I FRIGGIN’ LOVE IT!!!!!  I use a lot of garlic in my experimentation, and I’ve always been on the lookout for a better way to prepare it.  Garlic presses waste too much of the clove, in my opinion.  Smashing the clove with the blade of a knife is okay, I guess, but I always had disturbing visions of either snapping my knife when smacking it, or accidentally hitting the edge with my hand and spurting blood everywhere.

Not an issue with the Garlic Twist.  Sure, you still have to peel the garlic, but after that, you pop it in the Twist,  give it a few turns, and BAM!  Instant minced garlic.

Go forth and find one.  You’ll thank me later.