“In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Microplane® grater is the Wine Harlots favorite kitchen gadget. It was developed by a woodworker who experimented by using a wood rasp as he was cooking. It’s amazing for zesting lemons or nutmeg, but our go-to is to whip up a quick pasta dish and liberally grate Parmigiano Reggiano for a quick and elegant meal. It’s our favorite hostess gift, as it seems even the most well-appointed kitchens don’t have the Microplane. Pair it with a wedge of your favorite hard cheese and it’s a perfect and thoughtful gift. The price of the Microplane is $15 USD and can be procured from fine retail establishments such as Sur la Table and Williams-Sonoma.