Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Cheese Shovel

A funny thing I've discovered in Holland is that everyone seems to be obsessed with what a friend called a cheese shovel (and I tried to call a "uobl za sir") ... ghrooghrle seems to prefer the term cheese plane, cheese shaver and cheese slicer. In any case, it's a strange little hand-held trowel, similar to implements for peeling potatoes, which engenders great feelings of pride and civility among the Dutch.

I just find it strange and a little silly that anyone would bother with a cheese shovel instead of investing in a good wooden chopping board and a sharp knife.

Friday, May 4, 2012