Implements (object genre)
This chopper (sometimes called a mincer) consists of a single wooden handle attached to a hand made, double crescent bladed knife. Accompanying this tool is a wooden chopping bowl which is made to fit the rounded metal blades of the chopper. Foods were placed into the bowl and the cook then used the blades to chop or mince them Miss Parloa, however, didn't like this type of chopper. She states, "A chopping knife with only one blade is much better than one with two blades. The blade should be almost straight across. When it is rounded a good deal, much time and strength are wasted in chopping" (Kitchen Companion, 1887). She would much have preffered food chopping knives.
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Michigan State University. Museum
Biography of Parloa, Maria, 1843-1909, available at: https://d.lib.msu.edu/content/biographies?author_name=Parloa%2C+Maria%2C...
Chopper, available at: https://n2t.net/ark:/85335/m58p5v912
Food chopping knives, available at: https://n2t.net/ark:/85335/m5qr4nq76