For the last nine months or so, I've been giving it my best to go without meat for long periods of time, and to be honest, it hasn't been that bad. But as many falafels and mushroom risottos I indulge in, you'll never catch me going vegan. It's not that I don't agree with the lifestyle or the ideology; more, it's that I don't think I could live without cheese.
Grated onto a pizza, folded into a sauce or just eating 64 slices in a single night like in that one episode of the Simpsons, I don't mean to be cheesy, but I can't get enough of the stuff. As many cheese lovers know, the best way to get cheese onto meal or into mouth is with a cheese grater, that most holy of inventions.
It's pretty simple to use a cheese grater right? Just apply block of cheese to metal grater, and get to rubbin' for those cheese nubbins. But what if I told you that you had the worst technique anybody had ever seen? That at this very moment, François Boullier, inventor of the cheese grater (how's that for some knowledge?!) is turning in his grave, because you're using his greatest achievement completely wrong?
Well... buckle up, folks, because that's exactly what I'm telling you. At least if this video's anything to go by.
Ladies and gentlemen, as we all know, the internet is this unrivalled tool for learning and connection... that we use to look at cat videos or troll anyone and everyone we see fit to upset. It's a crying shame, but every now and again, we get gems of knowledge such as this.
So come with me on this journey to the Twitter account of @beasymss, who reveals to us a really weird way of using a cheese grater, courtesy of a screen recording of an Instagram video. Yeah, I see it too; I'm not going to lie, that sounds really confusing, doesn't it?
No matter. Once you see the video in question here, regardless of its medium, everything will make sense. Life will make sense. "Ok, I was today years old when I found out THIS is how a cheese grater is used !? I feel a fool [sic]," says @beasymss, and I for one feel just as foolish.
Look at it. Admire the simplicity. Who knew that life could be so beautiful and simple with little more than a 90-degree rotation? Just flip the grater over on its side, let gravity do the work of collecting the cheese, and then once you're happy with your amount of cheese gratings (it's never enough), tip the cheese into a bowl, ready for action.
It's so simple, so beautiful! You'd think that the holes on the other side of the grater would lead to tons of spillage, but nope! Considering that trying to make a simple mac and cheese often leaves my kitchen looking somewhat like a meth lab, it's something I'll definitely be trying next time I try to grate some cheese.
So, in like 20 minutes.