mmmmm… Lemon Ham.
The spoon is often an under-appreciated utensil. Playing second fiddle to its pronged sidekick and parodied by the invention of the spork.
But a spoon should be a cook’s ultimate tool, a weapon even. It should be your guide to kitchen dominance… Your culinary Sherpa.
A spoon… For real?
Well consider this. Some pro cooks will carve their names in their spoons… They claim them. You do not touch another cook’s spoons. This is because their spoon is their guide to quality control. It tells a pro everything that they need to know. Besides the tasting part, it can also be used for general measurement, as a meat flipper, a baster, or to flip frozen peas at co-workers. It is truly invaluable.
- Courtesy of the brilliant TheOatmeal.com.
Twenty Things Worth Knowing About Beer.
- What Cereal Should I Eat? The flowchart knows. [Eating The Road]
- How much squandered food rides on NYC subways? [via Ad Freak]
- Inventors with nine fingers seek a better bagel slicer. [WSJ]
- A White Castle Snuggie exists and it is $49.99.
For our premiere issue of Salt of the Earth, I sat down with Gary and Katy Rupert of Three Meadows Farm in Somerset County, New Jersey. I found out what goes into maintaining their mostly organic and self-sustaining farm.
I also learned why asparagus and walnut trees do not play nice, why Jersey tomatoes rule, and what might have been living in Dr. Seuss’ chicken coop. Enjoy.
- Club some seals, and other ways to have an authentic Thanksgiving.
- Indulge in Frugality. Great Depression Cooking with 94 yr-old Clara. [vid]
- How far would you go for a hot dog? [vid]
- Because there isn’t enough of it already between your teeth. Bacon Dental Floss.