If you do not have a food processor, grate by hand on a box grater.
Combine all the dry-rub ingredients in a food processor and run until thoroughly blended.
When the vegetables are soft, cool briefly, then puree them, along with the stock, in a blender or food processor in two batches.
Julia warns that a food processor will turn the soup into “something un-French and monotonous.”
Your mileage may vary, of course: for a non-baker, I'd say that a food processor is hands down the most useful.
But the core items you spend a lot of money on--food processor, stand mixer, hand blender--should be on the counter.
Transfer the eggplant to a food processor, purée and set aside.
Sous-vide machine, vacuum sealer, stand mixer, Thermomix (used to be a food processor), toaster oven, and stick blender.
And I've never had good results trying to make cake batter in a food processor, though all the companies swear you can do it.
Place the eggs in an mixer, blender, or food processor, and beat until light and bubbly.