When you live in a studio apartment, and your kitchen has only two feet of counter-space, and you often use that counter-space to prep for 100-person cocktail parties, you become very choosy about your appliances. One of the only things that currently sits on my counter-top is a small Cuisinart mini prep. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know how I feel about this cute little machine. We’ve had a good thing going for a long time.
But I recently was offered a Magimix by Robot-Coupe, which is for all intensive (objective) purposes, the Ferrari of food processors. So even though I had no idea where in my world this beautiful thing could possibly live, I had to say um, yes please.
I have spent little to no time in restaurant kitchens. So when I was preparing for Chef Race, I asked my friend Jennie to take me under her wing and let me shadow her in the kitchen of Zengo, one of Richard Sandoval’s restaurants where she is the chef de cuisine. I was mostly worried about learning the lingo, and I quickly discovered that my fears were well founded. In addition to rondos and various sizes of hotel pans, an important phrase I learned was Robot-Coupe. It’s a big bad ass of a food processor, and something Jennie relied on just as much as many home cooks do their inferior food processors.
I feel one step closer to being a full-fledged professional chef now that I own a Robot-Coupe processor. But my new companion is ever better because it’s a Magimix, which is designed for home cooks. My favorite part about it is there are three stacked cups, so you can just use the smallest one if you’re only making pesto for four, and you can use the largest one if shredding carrots for fifty.
I’m super psyched that I get to offer one of these bad boys to one of you lucky readers. It’s seriously the best of the best, and I hope you feel as legit as I do with a brand new one in your kitchen, even if there’s still officially no room for it.
[GIVEAWAY CLOSED – 6/14/13, 6pm]
To enter the Magimix by Robot-Coupe Giveaway and win a 14-cup food processor ($450 value) from Magimix:
1. Comment below and tell me the warm weather food/dish that you’re most looking forward to eating now that summer is here. (I’ll keep them in mind as I develop new recipes for this site!) I’m personally excited to make more of these smoothies with the new juicing attachment of my Magimix!!
2. Subscribe to my newsletter. The winner will be announced in next Sunday’s email blast, so you must sign-up to find out!
3. Follow me on twitter @PhoebeLapine. (I will check!).
4. For two extra entries, Tweet the following:
@PhoebeLapine is giving away a 14-cup @Magimix on Feed Me Phoebe! Click here to enter the #giveaway http://ow.ly/lO4lm
Giveaway closes 6/14/13. Winner announced via the Feed Me Phoebe newsletter 6/16/13.