This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
We do not know why a screw press or grinder should be called a "chopper." The Enterprise Co., of Philadelphia, sends us one. We expected to give it to the officer who has charge of our wood shed, and were surprised when we found it had a grindstone handle. However, there is good in it even for those who have to handle vegetables. A young lady asserted in our columns not long ago that the men who complained of women not knowing how to cook vegetables, were usually ignorant fellows who could only grow tough vegetables which no woman could cook tender enough for anyone to eat. Let this lady get one of these choppers, and though she has to deal with a tough gardener or conscienceless butcher, either meat or vegetables can be made fit to eat.