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Chefs’ Must-Have Tools: Vegetable Peeler

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Despite all the fancy veggie prep gadgets available, “I can’t live without my old-style metal potato peeler,” insists Germano Minin, executive chef at Village Tavern in Ridgefield, CT.  “It’s perfect for making fine shavings of vegetables or of hard cheeses like Parmigiano for salads and pastas. I also use it for shaving a block of chocolate to garnish my desserts. I even use its handle to scale whole fish—it works like a charm.”

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