A food processor has played an important part in my life shortly after I decided that food, particularly baking and pastry, would be my life’s interest and profession. Very early on in my career, I became a consultant to Cuisinart when it was being introduced to American kitchens.
Carl G. Sontheimer brought the first food processor over from France where it was a tool used by professionals in restaurants. He saw the great potential it had for the home cook and developed his prototype in the garage of his home. The rest, as they say, is history. The original Robo Coupe of France became Cuisinart of America. As Cuisinart grew into a company of home kitchen equipment, it also produced an amazing magazine, “The Pleasures of Cooking”. I refer to it as the National Geographic of cooking magazines. It had no advertising, large, beautifully shot photos including how-to photos and, of course, featured recipes using the Cuisinart. Continue reading