What is a Mandoline?
Learn how to use a mini mandoline slicer, a kitchen tool for slicing vegetables. Origin: A Japanese take on a French kitchen classic. What's ItDo? Easily serves up perfectly sliced vegetables, from paper-thin to moderately thick. You simply glide them across itsangled blade. Special Features: Small enough to fit in a drawer, stay-sharp ceramic blade,dishwasher safe, exponentially more portable than a full-size mandoline and a fraction of the cost. Ideal User: Weekend chefs with all the ambition of Jacques Pépin but not his knife skills. Perfect for: Coleslaw, potatoes au gratin and Shaved Zucchini-Fennel Salad. Pictured: Kyocera Adjustable Mandoline ($24.95 at surlatable.com)