Every cook has his or her favorite, can’t-live-without-it kitchen gadgets and I’m no different. On the rare occasion when I find myself in a strange kitchen, faced with the task of having to prepare food, I can’t help but chafe when the tools I consider basic and indispensable to cooking are not there. Of course I muddle along, but if I only had a decent knife and skillet, or ________ I could do it so much better and faster, I say to myself. Here then are some pieces of kitchen equipment I simply MUST have to be able to prepare meals quickly and efficiently.
For all you serious foodies and cookbook collectors out there, a new cookbook has just been released that is selling for about $460 on Amazon. Modernist Cuisine is a 6-volume, 2,438-page set that is supposedly destined to reinvent cooking. The lavishly illustrated books use thousands of original images to make the science and technology clear and engaging.
Dinner in my household typically consists of whatever strikes my fancy as I study the contents of the refrigerator. I rarely use recipes these days except occasionally for inspiration when I feel like I’m in a rut. And even then I hardly ever follow the recipe closely; I follow the gist of it and don’t worry if I’m missing some of the ingredients or don’t have the exact quantities.
Happy days are here! It’s time for us to dust off the orange ‘local’ signs in produce because the asparagus and rhubarb has arrived!
It is a sad, sad day. What seemed like an uphill battle has now become practically an insurmountable cliff. Whole Foods, Stonyfield Farm, and Organic Valley, all big players in the voice of organics, have sold out to Monsanto and agreed that “The policy set for GE alfalfa will most likely guide policies for other GE crops as well.