Embarrassing admission

A conversation with friends this week turned to the subject of recipe websites: epicurious.com and suchlike. I realised that I’d never looked at any of these sites. Mmm.

In our household, we believe in specialisation of function, and, despite my offers to help out, Rose has always preferred doing the cooking to surrendering control of the kitchen! We’ve been married just over twenty years, hence my somewhat embarrassing realisation this week that the reason I’d never seen any recipe websites was actually quite simple…

The last time I looked at a recipe, there was no such thing as a website.


You are not the only person I know who is not allowed in their household kitchen, but who occasionally has the urge to cook. I’m going to start a business, which has a kitchen fitted in a truck. You order online, we bring the kitchen to you, and you get to do cooking without Rose worrying about what would happen to her kitchen. Then, as it’s a nice steel kitchen in a sealed unit, when you are done we fluch the whole thing with high pressure hot water so it is ready for the next person.

The kitchen equivalent of an OS re-install? :)

I’ve been playing with some of the recipes at http://modernistcuisine.com/cook/recipe-library/ (recent success with the tilapia) and http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/18/dining/modernist-cuisine-adapted-to-home-entertaining.html?pagewanted=all. I have other (non modernist) recipes like chana masala and pad thai, if you’re interested.

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