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Back of the Drawer: What is this?

Do you know what this is? If you have a guess, email

Do you know what this is? If you have a guess, email

We all have at least one: that contraption at the back of the kitchen drawer that we don’t quite know the origin or use of. Each week, the folks at The Southern Food and Beverage Museum rummage through the dark corners of their kitchen drawers for an enigmatic item. NolaVie is reposting the weekly From the Back of the Drawer puzzle. If you think you know what this is, email us at, and we will print the best answers. This week we are giving you a double dose of unusual kitchen gadgets. Tune in to Thursday for the solution to the culinary stumper above and, also, for a new mystery item.

Last week’s puzzle: Vietnamese grill basket

Mystery Kitchen #55

This Grill Basket keeps all your smaller cuts of veggies, meat, and fish from slipping through the cracks of your grill. Although this one in particular comes straight from Vietnam, these tools are used quite often in homes around the world, in all different shapes and sizes.


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