OK, so I’ve accepted that we’ll be eating a lot of soup in my peak-oil future. Thats fine, I love a good vegetable soup. But it occurs to me that I do use an electric blender to make it. Here’s a blast of nostalgia though – a Mouli – the original 1940s-designed classic food processor. Vegetables go in, a little bit of elbow grease required, and then puree comes out! We had one of these when I was a kid, and it always seemed kind-of cool. So this makes it onto my Peak-Oil Christmas list – you can get a range of them here – http://www.richmondcookshop.co.uk/index.php?cPath=22_62 and my favourite is the 2-litre stainless steel model – guaranteed to make soup through any global catastrophe.

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