I've developed a bit of an obsession about whisks over the last few months. I think it only fair to lay the blame squarely (and affectionately) at the feet of Nigella Lawson. After all, it is because of watching (and re-watching!) episodes of her shows that I decided that a particular kind of whisk might be useful. What I discovered, however, is that the 'magic whisk' is an incredibly difficult item to get your little hands on. I have searched kitchen suppliers from Big W to House and even spent a fair amount of time in the US looking for this elusive whisk as well. I managed to get a little tiny one that only measures about 15cm from top to bottom. And I adore it. Unfortunately that just led to me
I can't wait to get my parcel in the mail! And then I'll have to do some whisking. Pancakes for breakfast? Scrambled eggs, perhaps? Maybe a little marinade mixing.
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A side note about "Nigella Kitchen: Recipes from the Heart of the Home". I balked at the $65 price tag for this albiet hefty book, at Borders ($59.95 online). A few keystrokes brought up my favourite online booksellers and revealed a far better deal there. The Book Depository has it for $31.14 and Amazon has it listed at $21. Both are hardback prices. The Book Depository is in AU$ and includes free worldwide postage.