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MacBook Air in the kitchen: It slices, it dices!

Everyone knows the MacBook Air is ridiculously thin. Did you know that you can cut mushrooms and cabbage and de-vein shrimp with one? A Japanese blogger did just that.

Shaving a carrot with a MacBook Air
This opens up a whole new marketing angle for Apple. Mochrom

You've looked at the edge of your MacBook Air and thought, "Dang, that's super slim." A man who writes for a Japanese blog called Mochrom looked at his MacBook Air and thought, "Dang, I can cut vegetables with that."

And so he did. Mochrom gives a step-by-step guide to prepping a meal with a MacBook Air in place of a kitchen knife. You can check out Google's attempt at a translation. He started with mushrooms, known to many chefs as an easy first vegetable for testing out your knife skills.

Chopping a mushroom with a MacBook Air
This is probably how Steve Jobs cooks at home. (Click to enlarge.) Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET

The MacBook handled the 'shrooms with ease. Emboldened, our culinary hero also whacked through a cabbage and shaved a carrot. Getting a good cut on the cabbage required the more extreme step of opening up the MacBook Air to get a thinner edge.

He had no fear in rubbing raw shrimp all over his laptop during the de-veining process. Scallops quickly surrendered to its chopping prowess.

Here's hoping it got a good cleaning before being pressed back into service as an actual laptop.

As it turns out, there are some things a MacBook Air will not cut through. A real kitchen knife was required for carrots and raw bacon. At least he had the good sense not to stir the stir-fry with the laptop.

I don't expect to see "Cooking with Apple" on PBS anytime soon. Still, when it comes to kitchen gadgets, you can't get much more hard-core than a $1,000 ultra-thin Mac. Take that, Cuisinart.

Naturally, the budding celebrity chef made an attempt on an actual apple. I can report that video evidence proves that an Apple can cut an apple. Thanks a lot, Mochrom blogger guy. Now I'm hungry and I have my iPad sitting right here.