A food mill is the best way to crush, mash and sieve soft fruits and vegetables in sauces, purees, butters and jellies. Puree fresh fruit into sweet homemade sauces and cooked fruits into jams. Strain asparagus or corn for homemade creamed soups. Mash carrots and pumpkins to flavorful, rich pies. Food mills are one of the most versatile kitchen tools, in the restaurant or at home.