Julia Child acquired this potato ricer in the mid-1950s when she and
her husband, Paul, were living in Germany. During their two-year tenure
in Bonn for the United States Information Agency (USIA), she enjoyed searching
out special German culinary tools. In demonstrating this ricer she proclaimed,
"This is a great German potato ricer. It's good and solid. You see,
the potato goes in and you go schoooom and out she comes! I love great
big things like this, it really works very well. Of course it all comes
apart for washing, so it's a very practical instrument." Julia used
this ricer to make mashed potatoes until she acquired her "K5A,"
or KitchenAid mixer, model 5A.