Written by adam on Mar 2, 2006
Jamie Oliver's Flavour Shaker
I've been a fan of Jamie Oliver for years now, even though his latest 3 or 4 cookbooks weren't the best. Today, though, he earned some respect in my when I discovered this cool device that he sells: The Flavour Shaker. This looks like a pretty cool little gadget, definitely along the lines of Jamie's cooking philosophy.
The ceramic ball does all the work crushing, grinding and bruising the contents, releasing amazing aromas and zingy flavours. You can also add liquids like oil and cream to create delicious dressings and marinades. The Flavour Shaker is sized to give you just the right amount of marinade or dressing (you don't need a lot) so that you can pour the contents straight over your food.
I suppose you could probably make your own using items from around the house, but then it wouldn't have that ergonomic shape nor Jamie's name on it. However, I think it looks look for making quick, non-processed spreads, dressings, and quick pastes. Here's a quick explanation for how it works.
I wouldn't mind trying one of these out.