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Reader Chacha1 asks:
This may be a phenomenally stupid question, but I am curious and it seems like you're the guy to ask.
I don't have a food processor and have no intention of buying one. What combination of manual tools is best for [foods like your Feta-Walnut Dip, spreads like hummus or other] preparations of this type? Can I just beat it all up with a wooden spoon?
Sadly, I'm actually not the guy to ask... because I honestly have no idea.
And I hear what Chacha1 is saying. We have a simple 7-cup Cuisinart with one switch and no features that ran us a relatively steep hundred bucks or so, which makes it by far the most expensive gadget in our kitchen. (And the heaviest too: the base must be filled with uranium, and I herniate myself every time I try to drag it out of the cupboard). The thing is, though, when we can instantly whip up things like a batch of homemade hummus or our incredible Feta Walnut dip, it always feels like that $100 (and a stray hernia or two) is well worth it.
But I do know that I have some of the most inventive and insightful readers out there who probably do know the answer to this question. Readers, what do you think? What would you use in place of a food processor? Or would you try to convince Chacha1 to rethink her position? Are food processors really worth it? Share your thoughts below!
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