My friend Robert pointed out this amazing find on eBay this morning, and I just had to share it with you. There's a vintage Hobart meat slicer on the auction block. It's vintage Art Deco design is that rare combination of form and function. Like the Richard Sapper cafétière I wrote about last week, this Art Deco gem proudly belongs to a number of museum design collections.
Since I've been on a Gift Guide kick for the holiday season, this slicer would make a great gift for a discerning art collector/foodie in your life. And, just to make it a truly perfect and complete package, tuck in a copy of Michael Ruhlman's Charcuterie. They can try their hands at making their own sausages and cured meats and use this beautiful machine to slice and serve.
Bidding stands at only $152 right now, a great deal if I've ever seen one. The auction will end December 11 on this page on eBay. Good luck!
P.S. Just in case someone wonders, I have nothing to do with this item or this auctioneer on eBay whatsoever. I just saw a good deal and wanted to point it out to you people! I don't have room for it in my overflowing kitchen, but one of my readers might in theirs.