The Food Processor.
At the end of the day it’s a food processor, and my mom clearly grew up around a moulinex branded one. Life before this amazing technological advancement, must have made the simplest of dishes some of the most challenging and time consuming… imagine trying to make a creamy hummus without a food processor. After googling “how to make hummus” in addition to the words “without a food processor”, it turns out you really cannot make a creamy hummus without one. Hummus can be made without a food processor, but be prepared, it will not be creamy and you might want to consider it more of a “chunky” sort of dish. In the mid 1940’s Electrostar in Germany created a device that was similar to a simple blender. The food processor we now know, was invented by Pierre Verdon. Pierre worked for a French catering company as a salesman, and noticed how much time his clients were spending in the kitchen chopping, shredding and mixing. Finally in 1973 it gained the more common name, the cuisinart. after Pierre Verdon met Carl Sonthemier (an American inventor), several improvements were made to the food processor (probably all of those wonderful attachments like the grater were then added at this time), and both of them thought the product... I wonder what Mr. Verdon’s favourite dish was to come out of his food processor. Before the invention of the food processor, some of my favourite dishes that I can now create in minutes, never would have been possible for a home cook to produce. The importance of this device, is unmeasurable… walk into any kitchen and take away someone’s food processor, and you might become their worst enemy. No cook wants to lose time in the kitchen, and one of the many purposes of this device, is to save time.