affettatartufi (truffle slicer)

An instrument for slicing truffles.

apribottiglie (bottle opener)

L’apribottiglie (n): Bottle opener.

Dove sono l’apribottiglie? Where is the bottle opener.

Gli apribottigle plural

While based on bottiglia (fem), apribottiglie is masculine. Nonetheless, you may also see it spelled apribottigla.

batticarne (meat pounder)

la batticarne: A utensil for pounding meat and poultry, it is usually formed of a heavy disk of metal with a handle. It is used for pounding chicken breasts and slices of veal into scaloppine. A rolling pin makes a reasonable substitute. A meat tenderizer has an uneven surface and should not be used as a batticarne.

le batticarne plural

mestolo formato (slotted ladel or spoon)

il mestolo formato (n): slotted or open ladle. Literally “drilled ladle.” There are a variety of patterns from drilled holes to slots or wire patterns. It is used for deep frying or lifting items from a boiling pot. Il mestolo formato e molto utile per scolare gli ortaggi dall’acqua bollente. The slotted ladle is very useful for draining the vegetables from boiling water.

See also: ragno

i mestoli formati Plural

ragno (open ladle)

il ragno (n): open ladel. Literally “spider.” In cooking terminology it refers to an open ladel with a pattern of concentric circles, usually metal wire, which resembles a spiderweb (ragnatela). It is used for deep frying or lifting items from a boiling pot.
Il ragno e molto utile per scolare una a una le lasagne dall’acqua bollente. The ragno is very useful for draining individual lasagne from boiling water.

See also: mestolo forato

i ragni Plural

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