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    I was in a cooking store yesterday, and what I saw amazed me: Vic Firth rolling pin. For all of you non-cooks out there, it's used to roll out dough, pie crusts, and other goodies. It was made of American Rock Maple, pretty sweet looking for a rolling pin. But a thought just hit me like a stray drumstick: why?
    They ranged from 24-50 bucks or around there.. Just funny and a little odd, so I thought I'd just share this...
    I'm glad drumming has an influence on cooking, although they have nothing really in common (no offense to us drummers lol!)
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    They sell them at the creative kitchen here in the mall, bought my wife one. Never thought of mentioning it here. cool move D/R.

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    Yup, that's Vic's side thing. He's been doing it for years. Pretty cool huh?
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    I think they also make pepper mills if I'm not mistaken.
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    Maybe everybody who works at Vic Firth are chefs.

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    Eh?? Next thing you'll know Zildjian will corner the market in salad bowls or summink LOL
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    He has a ready supply of wood and lathes to turn them so why not!

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    STAGG do ovens but whenever I use mine, it breaks.

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    Wow I bake alot of cookies so maybe I will get a Vic Firth rolling pin.

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    my high school is sponnsored by Vic, and i found a Vic Firth Gourmet catalog in the band room the other day and had the exact same reaction.
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    Here is a write up about Vic Firth from ther web-site. This is someething I never knew until now.


    About Vic Firth




    Vic Firth



    For a half-century, Vic Firth personified precision and professionalism as the timpanist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

    It was his drive for perfection that lead him to begin manufacturing his own drumsticks 40 years ago—and today, Vic Firth drumsticks are widely recognized as the best drumsticks in the world.

    Now, Vic has brought his commitment to quality and woodturning expertise to the professional gourmet tools market with Vic Firth Gourmet peppermills, salt mills and rolling pins.

    Available in a variety of styles, sizes and finishes, Vic Firth kitchen tools complement any kitchen décor or table setting. Just as important, Vic Firth mills, shakers and rolling pins are thoughtfully designed, meticulously crafted tools built to deliver a lifetime of service to both professional and home chefs.
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    Makes sense to me!

    Since so many drummers say they're "cookin'" when they're rockin' the set, now they can use Vic Firth products when they're cookin' in the kitchen!

    And considering "timbales" is a cooking term referring to a savory meat and egg dish (similar to croquettes) cooked in special molds, couldn't you just see LP coming out with timbale cases for fine dining?

    Seriously, I'll have to check this stuff out! I enjoy cooking, so this is one Vic Firth purchase I could justify to Mrs. 'bro without a moment's hesitation!
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    That's cool. I could use one myself.

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    BUMP for weird story time.

    For about five years I have worked at a country club here on Cape Cod (located about an hour south of Boston in the state of Massachusetts).

    Last year I applied a Vic Firth decal to the window of my car to balance out the Boston Red Sox one on the other side (both are white peel and rub stickers, one on the passenger side, one on the driver's side).

    Today my boss came up to me and said one of the members noticed the sticker on my car. Confused, I replied "The Red Sox one?" That wouldn't surprise me, since many members are businesspeople in Boston and hold season tickets, etc.

    "No", my boss said. "The Vic-something one". "Oh, the Vic Firth one. IT's a company that makes drumsticks, and pepper mills and rolling pins. I found that out when I worked at Linens N Things a few years ago. They're based out of Dedham, where my grandparents used to live. There's another company, Vater, based out Holbrook, but I have bad luck with their sticks, I break them. The shop in Hyannis is tied to them by someone's sister being married to a VP or something. The other big brand is made in Texas."

    "Have you ever talked to Mr. C [I told my boss I'd only use initials]?"

    "No, but I recognize the name. Why? Does he play?"

    "No. Years ago he borrowed $20,000 from Mr. K to start the company making pepper mills and rolling pins. They weren't selling a lot of volume, so he paired with some guy from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and they started selling sticks."

    "He doesn't still own it, does he? I know that they merged front offices or something with a cymbal company based out of Norwell, Zildjian".

    "No, he sold his part a couple of years ago. He went to pay back Mr. K when he did, and Mr. K told him that his $20,000 is worth a whole lot more now, he should be getting interest."

    It's really weird how small of a world it is. I use Vic Firth sticks because I just happen to have the best luck with them, and now it feels like I'm taking work home with me almost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumRookie View Post
    I was in a cooking store yesterday, and what I saw amazed me: Vic Firth rolling pin. For all of you non-cooks out there, it's used to roll out dough, pie crusts, and other goodies. It was made of American Rock Maple, pretty sweet looking for a rolling pin. But a thought just hit me like a stray drumstick: why?
    They ranged from 24-50 bucks or around there.. Just funny and a little odd, so I thought I'd just share this...
    I'm glad drumming has an influence on cooking, although they have nothing really in common (no offense to us drummers lol!)

    Heavy handed metal drummers could always get a couple to use as sticks!
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    Not sure I'd buy the wife one of those. They gotta hurt!!

    LOL

    all the best...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumbledore View Post
    Eh?? Next thing you'll know Zildjian will corner the market in salad bowls or summink LOL
    I figure they have a lock on gladiator movie prop shields.
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    Most sorry for hijacking the thread, but I just couldn't pass this one up!

    12-19-2010
    Quote Originally Posted by Drumbledore View Post
    Eh?? Next thing you'll know Zildjian will corner the market in salad bowls or summink LOL
    12-19-2011
    Quote Originally Posted by Kazaamski View Post
    I figure they have a lock on gladiator movie prop shields.
    Well, this is freaky....exactly one year ago to the day, I said this about Zildjian venturing into the kitchen. Well, what do you know? It's more like the kitchen has ventured into Zildjian, lol! Believe it or not, Zildjian had a while ago introduced a frying pan prototype cymbal! WTH??

    Anyway, check them out on YouTube. Very easy to search them, they're the first ones to come up under 'Zildjian Frying Pan', I'm just not posting commercial links here.
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    nice stocking filler for christmas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrB View Post
    BUMP for weird story time.

    For about five years I have worked at a country club here on Cape Cod (located about an hour south of Boston in the state of Massachusetts).

    Last year I applied a Vic Firth decal to the window of my car to balance out the Boston Red Sox one on the other side (both are white peel and rub stickers, one on the passenger side, one on the driver's side).

    Today my boss came up to me and said one of the members noticed the sticker on my car. Confused, I replied "The Red Sox one?" That wouldn't surprise me, since many members are businesspeople in Boston and hold season tickets, etc.

    "No", my boss said. "The Vic-something one". "Oh, the Vic Firth one. IT's a company that makes drumsticks, and pepper mills and rolling pins. I found that out when I worked at Linens N Things a few years ago. They're based out of Dedham, where my grandparents used to live. There's another company, Vater, based out Holbrook, but I have bad luck with their sticks, I break them. The shop in Hyannis is tied to them by someone's sister being married to a VP or something. The other big brand is made in Texas."

    "Have you ever talked to Mr. C [I told my boss I'd only use initials]?"

    "No, but I recognize the name. Why? Does he play?"

    "No. Years ago he borrowed $20,000 from Mr. K to start the company making pepper mills and rolling pins. They weren't selling a lot of volume, so he paired with some guy from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and they started selling sticks."

    "He doesn't still own it, does he? I know that they merged front offices or something with a cymbal company based out of Norwell, Zildjian".

    "No, he sold his part a couple of years ago. He went to pay back Mr. K when he did, and Mr. K told him that his $20,000 is worth a whole lot more now, he should be getting interest."

    It's really weird how small of a world it is. I use Vic Firth sticks because I just happen to have the best luck with them, and now it feels like I'm taking work home with me almost.
    Cool story MrB
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    Thank you, sir!
    A simple, elegant design is good engineering.

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    Yeah, I"ve had a VF peppermill for several years. Love it.

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    Well you learn something new everyday don't you?
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    I'd love to have Regal Tip salt and pepper shakers!

    all the best...

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    Pro Mark makes killer shoe trees.

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