Beating a couple of eggs? You don’t need a huge whisk. The little one in the photo will do just fine. Don’t say, use a fork. Whisks do a better job of aeration. And don’t compare the little whisk, bought for $2.95 at Sur La Table, with the weensy razor Cary Grant borrows from Eve Marie Saint in “North by Northwest.” That was simply Hitchcock’s terrific visual joke. Architect Mies van Der Rohe, who designed the understated, serene Four Seasons restaurant in New York, said, “Less is more.” In the case of the small whisk, amen.

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