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Meat Slicer
A Meat Slicer is a machine, powered manually or by electricity, designed to slice meat. It can also be used to slice other things such as cheese, etc.

For home use, there are two reasons to consider a Meat Slicer. The first is that a good slicer releases the tastes and textures of meat, much better than thick hand-cut slices can do. The second is that it can save a family money: pre-sliced meat from delis and the supermarket can cost 3 to 4 times the price of buying a whole piece of meat, cooking it, and slicing it for sandwiches yourself at home.

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Today's Lunchtime Learning

Stollen is a yeast-risen fruit and nut bread made particularly at Christmas in Germany.

It comes in various sizes, up to 2 kg (4.4 pounds). In theory, the long, flattened oval shape of the loaf is meant to resemble a baby wrapped up in a blanket. It is often packed in cardboard boxes for easy shipping and gift giving.

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