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Object 44 [of 66] – Rolling Pin


When Julia declared (while tossing one over her shoulder) that the rolling pins found in most American kitchens were "toys," she proceeded to show her television viewers what real French rolling pins ("the sports car of the pin world") were all about. She pulled out a heavy wooden pin, a solid piece of smooth, dense wood with no handles measuring over 19 inches long. Julia stored her rolling pins in a copper stock pot on top of a counter in the pastry pantry, just off the main kitchen. There are six rolling pins–each distinctive–in the collection.


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