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Tool time Tuesday and today we’re in the kitchen. My coworker, Genesis, and I were talking about a must have in the kitchen and she thought a whisk is something she could not do without. According the NY Times dot com the origins of the whisk can be traced back to a handful of twigs. In the 1600s, European cooks improvised with wood brushes. One early recipe calls for a beating with a “big birch rod.” By the 19th century, the gadget-loving Victorians popularized the wire whisk. It was Julia Childs who taught Americans how to use a whisk and the various types, sizes and uses of whisks. Childs was a bit of a collector of kitchen gadgets, including whisks. She had more than a hundred in her collection. Remember, it’s all in the wrist when one is using a whisk.