The need for food prep gadgets has been a part of life since prehistoric times. The basic knife (made out of sharp stone rather than high-carbon stainless steel) is probably one of the oldest tools. And then there were mortars and pestles, which scientists date back to approximately 35000 BC. Over time, metallurgy produced more useful tools. By the 8th century BCE, the Romans popularized a variety of kitchen utensils, including precursors to the ladles, spatulas, colanders, and kettles we use today. Over the centuries, kitchen tools have become more and more specialized. In 19th century America, there was a dramatic explosion of new kitchen utensils — everything from can openers and jelly molds to potato peelers and salad spinners. No matter how crude or high-tech, all kitchen utensils have one thing in common: they save us time and labor in the kitchen. Plus they’re fun…if you know how to use them. Have all those hours in front of Master Chef and The Great American Baking Show taught you a thing or two? Prove you're worth your salt with this kitchen utensil quiz.
Don’t let her focus on food-related quizzes fool you, Peg is a pro in many arenas. Even though she spends most of her free time whipping up delicious cookies and concocting new recipes for easy but impressive gluten-free cakes, Peg’s brain holds a vast collection of knowledge about everything from baby animals to what you need to know to graduate from different school grades. While she’s the first to admit everything she reads doesn’t necessarily stick in her head, Peg keeps her mind fresh by reading the Financial Post and Globe and Mail on the regular, and coming up with fantastic ideas for new quizzes. She’s a secret fan of gossip, too, so watch out for her intense celeb topics!
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