My New Toy

It’s no secret that I’m a HUGE fan of America’s Test Kitchen.  For some reason, Christopher Kimball’s bowtie just makes me think everything he preaches is gospel.  Anyway, at ATK they are big fans of the Zyliss garlic press.  Though they recently revisited their testing and found another one they liked better because the coating didn’t come off (?), they still use the Zyliss one when prepping their food.  For the life of me, I could NOT find this press anywhere.  I’m a big fan of mincing my garlic.  I find chopping and the like to be quite therapeutic after a day of teaching.  I even like the smell.  However, sometimes you just need a press. 

Well…on my most recent trip to visit my in-laws in West Palm Beach, Florida my MIL and I went to buy some ice cream here…

…and what is the FIRST thing I see upon entering this store (quite foreign to me as a New Yorker)?  A ZYLISS STAND!!!!   I picked up my press for $16.99 and couldn’t wait to use it.

Isn’t it cute?  It works well, too.


Just pop in the whole clove, wrapper and all.  Why do my hands look 90 years old?


And out comes  shoots your garlic goodness.  (Notice the garlic residue on my crock over there and my nails in need of a mani).

It’s easy to clean and my garlic melted right into the olive oil I cooked it in.  Yay for Publix and yay for Florida and yay for inlaws and for ATK!

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4 Responses to “My New Toy”


  1. 1 KRMWV April 30, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Is it sad that my heart leaped a little when I saw the Publix sign? Being a former South Florida girl, I miss my Publix.

  2. 2 CB April 30, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Oh that looks too fun. Of course me want now.

  3. 3 beth April 30, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    I have to admit, I was excited with I saw Publix. I thought maybe there was a new one on the island! But yeah for your garlic press too 🙂

  4. 4 mrsabybaby April 30, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    I want one of these too! And Publix reminds me of going on vacation so it made me smile. 🙂


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