I saw it…
I wanted it…
I got it…
Now… I know it sounds bratty… and it sounds like I had a major tantrum to get my latest (and promise, my very very last) kitchen appliance/luxury but, friends, when you want something, you gotta pull out all the stops for it… and this time… it was oohhh soooo worth it!
My husband and I first saw the Thermomix up close during a lunch at Sergi Arola’s Gastro restaurant in Madrid. I’d heard of it before but only thought it was a super powered food processor. During our tour of the kitchen, Sergi’s wife mentioned that the thermomix was one of their most indispensable appliances. I was needless to say, intrigued. A bit of research on the internet and I found out it could weigh, grate, mill, puree, grind, blend, cook, steam, crush, whisk, emulsify and knead… I was ready to get one and I told my husband I would get one in New York and take it home to Australia. He said there was no way we were going to take something that heavy back home.
Enter the tantrum… I begged, pleaded, cried, whined, and begged some more and said I really really REALLY needed one. But he stood firm. But the truth is, none of this mattered because no matter which store I asked - I went to Dean and Deluca, Sur la Table and a few other kitchen stores and was surprised to find out no one stocked it.
It seemed like no one even knew what a Thermomix was… until we had dinner at Momofuku’s Ko restaurant.
“Do you have a Thermomix?” I asked one of the chef’s while he was preparing our dinner.
“Nope. “ He said.
“Why not?” I asked. “I would have thought every kitchen would want one.”
“They are not available in the U.S.” he said. “If you are going to buy one, can you get me one too?” he added.
“Get two, one for him and one for me.” Chimed another chef who was listening to our conversation.
On our way home my husband said “I think you should definitely get a thermomix when we get home. If the chef’s in Momofuko want one then it’s probably worth it.”
And that… my friends… is how I got my Thermomix!
- 150 grams sugar
- 300 grams lychees (canned or fresh)
- 1 egg white
- 2 x 350 grams ice cubes
- Place the sugar into the TM bowl and mill for 10 seconds on speed 9
- Add the lychee followed by the 350 grams of ice and egg white. Slowly turn the speed dial to speed 10.
- Add the remaining ice after 20 seconds. Use the spatula to assist in the incorporation of the lychee with the ice.