Product Giveaway – Italian Cooking Gizmo


If you read my post yesterday about my encounter with a street vendor at Rome’s Campo dei Fiori, you know that this enterprising and entertaining personage convinced me to buy one of the kitchen wares that he was hawking.  Now, I’m offering it to one of you readers as I think this is something that someone else should try out.  

So, I’m giving away one L’Originale 100% Made in Italy Master 5” on this site.  I know that we can’t always fly to Italy on a whim, but with this, maybe you’ll be able to capture some of the magic of la cucina italiana a casa tua.  Remember, this is a multi-functional piece.  It cores, peels, juliennes, scales fish, makes crinkle cuts, and, oh, yes, makes bubbles, too.

The Rules (There have to be some of these, you know.)

Eligibility: U.S. mainland residents only. 

To Enter:  Write a comment on this post with the answer to the following question: What did the vendor hold up as ‘earrings’?

You must also have a valid screen name (not “Anonymous”) with a corresponding email address to enter this giveaway.  I’ll need to be able to click on it in order to contact the winner.

Deadline:  Is Monday, March 7th at 12:00 p.m. EST, based upon the date/time stamp on the comments.  (I’m going to be strict about this and make no exceptions.)  

The Outcome:  Only one winner will be chosen for this gizmo.  I’m going to put all the entries into an online Randomizer (like this one) to come up with the winner.  


  1. sue14625

    the vendor help up fresh cut curly fries-potatoes as earrings

  2. tatertot374

    curly fries
    thank you

  3. Cindy

    curlycues/curly fries
    Dove056 at aol dot com

  4. Kristen

    curly fries

    Welcome home! Kristenhoeschler at yahoo dot com

  5. The Experimental Gourmand
    The Experimental Gourmand03-03-2011

    @Kristen – thank you! Good to be back. You would have totally loved this vendor guy. Maybe on our Rome-Pompeii Trip Reunion Tour we can catch him (which is also why I included the lemons photo in the other post).

  6. Meryl

    He's holding the curly cut potatoes.

  7. jennem

    Curly fries.
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

  8. llinda29

    curly cut potatoes

  9. BethElderton

    Curly-Q Fries!
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

  10. Anonymous

    Oh, this looks like too much fun. I love gadgets, and get teased about it. But it is fun to find and try new things. Thanks for the opportunity to try this inventive gadget.

  11. Anonymous

    He held up curly cut potatoes.

  12. ranya112

    Earrings of potato curlycues.
    iridia718 at gmail dot com

  13. clc408

    Interesting gadget! He held up curly fries as earrings.

  14. julis55

    curly fries

  15. Multi-talented Mama
    Multi-talented Mama03-05-2011

    curly fries.

  16. rah267

    crazyred61 at yahoo dot com
    Curly fries

  17. Katherine

    Fresh cut curly fries!

    (serialxlainx at yahoo dot com is my pref email!)

  18. ferriz

    curly cut potatos lol!


  19. Sarah

    He held up curly fries (not yet fried)

  20. Anonymous

    No thanks. Looks like just more junk, lol.

  21. Aisling

    Curly cut potatoes – just like the winner can make with this cute gadget. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

  22. lacismom44

    he help up curly fries.curly cut potatoes to his ears.

  23. Jinxy and Me
    Jinxy and Me03-07-2011

    Curly potatoes!

  24. Diane52

    The vendor held up curly fry potatos mas earring
    diane Baum

  25. soccer_nsa

    He was holding up curly cut potatoes!

  26. mail4rosey

    French Fries for earrings.
    My daughter does that. :)

  27. Mel Brown
    Mel Brown03-07-2011

    The famous curly fries potatoes.

  28. slehan

    very funny curly fries earrings.
    Thanks for the contest.

  29. Atreau

    Curly fries.

  30. susansmoaks

    the vendor held up curly fries as earrings!

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  31. calvad

    The vendor held up Curly Fries as earings! calvad at aol dot com

  32. /\Heather/\

    heatherpooh (hotmail)

  33. purango

    He held up Curly Fries.

  34. The Experimental Gourmand
    The Experimental Gourmand03-07-2011

    Thanks to everyone for their entries! I'll be reaching out to the winner shortly.

    This contest closed as of today, March 7, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. EST. Any comment with a date and/or timestamp after that will not be considered eligible for this giveaway, as per the rules outlined in the post about this contest.