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#76 mongo_jones

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 02:13 PM

my mother still doesn't have a food processor. but that's because she lives in india and has access to cheap household help. she has someone who comes in and preps all the vegetables and someone else who does most of the cooking under her light supervision.


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#77 joethefoodie

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 02:23 PM

Who helps you?



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Posted 29 December 2019 - 03:13 PM

An indian friend to their mother preparing for a first trip home

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#79 mongo_jones

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 03:20 PM

Who helps you?

 

 

i'm not sure what the point of this is. for me a food processor simplifies some food prep (i only use it to grate/chop large quantities of carrots etc. for pickles and desserts). but the instant pot simplifies nothing. i prefer the pressure cooker i already have.


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current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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#80 joethefoodie

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 04:24 PM

The point is that that may change - with time and age. Does that work? I'm old, and sometimes I don't want to hang over the stove all fucking day, though I often do, much to the chagrin of my back.  Same with making pesto/aioli in a mortar and pestle - I actually bought at $35 mini-Cuisinart, and it's awesome. Don't get me wrong - I love my mortar and pestle, and actually used it yesterday to make the dressing for a faux puntarelle salad I made.

 

And just to prove I'm not a millennial heathen...this is going on as we speak...

 

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On the stove top! And because it's the holiday season, I want to share this great trick I use...

 

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None of those old fangled pot holders for me, nor as I learned to use in cooking school, a (dry) side towel. 3 corks, baby.

 

I think for some toast tonight, however, I may build a fire and toast our bread over the open flames.



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Posted 30 December 2019 - 09:34 PM

Actually there's this little hole on the top of the (optional) slow-cook cover, and you kind of can smell it when you slow-cook beans.

 

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Posted 30 December 2019 - 10:17 PM

My crockpot fills the house with delightful aromas overnight, sending my daughter’s beagle insane.

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Posted 30 December 2019 - 10:41 PM

Yeah, and there is some smell happening when using a pressure cooker - steam's gotta vent.



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Posted 30 December 2019 - 10:53 PM

When you think about it, a crockpot shouldn't be any different from stovetop.  It's not like the lid is tighter.


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#85 Sneakeater

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Posted 30 December 2019 - 11:46 PM

Although I guess a lot of stovetop cooking is done without a lid.
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Posted 31 December 2019 - 02:57 AM


 


 

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Thanks for this.


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