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Old 02-23-2011, 06:07 PM   #1
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My favorite apron, what's yours?

Describe, or post a pic of, your cooking apron. Is it an heirloom, or does it have a backstory?

Most of the time, I cook in long sleeve t-shirt and my most raggedy blue jeans. But I also sometimes wear a long, vinyl-coated apron, made for barbecue that gleefully makes me feel like Dr. Frankenstein in the kitchen. I also embarrassingly confess to donning a hawaiian apron for quick dinners if I'm still wearing a good pair of pants.

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Old 02-23-2011, 06:16 PM   #2
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Describe, or post a pic of, your cooking apron. Is it an heirloom, or does it have a backstory?

Most of the time, I cook in long sleeve t-shirt and my most raggedy blue jeans. But I also sometimes wear a long, vinyl-coated apron, made for barbecue that gleefully makes me feel like Dr. Frankenstein in the kitchen. I also embarrassingly confess to donning a hawaiian apron for quick dinners if I'm still wearing a good pair of pants.
Most of the time I don't wear an apron, but I do have two that are useful: one is one my mother bought in San Franscisco in the '70s. It is long (almost like a pinafore) and covers almost everything; the other is a dog grooming apron--vinyl (with all different breeds of dogs on it, naturally). The long one I wear when I'm rolling a lot of dough (flour), the other when I'm canning tomatoes.
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:29 PM   #3
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I have a basic black butcher style apron. Haven't used it yet (Kathleen got it for a couple weeks ago).

I wanted it so I don't end up with bit of meat stuck to me when I am grinding.
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:46 PM   #4
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Apron?

Seriously, I have been thinking of getting one. I've been retiring a lot of clothes lately due to a splatter here, a drip there. Maybe something leather
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:17 PM   #5
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A cook that's drenched in red splatter is either revered or reviled. It's better to be neutral, and wear a protective apron/smock.

I also have a canvas one embroidered with a cartoon whistling teapot, my reminder to both let go of and supervise anything I am cooking. I rarely wear it; but it's a fixture in my kitchen.
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:53 PM   #6
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I use two:

First - is a red "Gourmet Cook" embroidered full front apron that was a gift from a dear friend.

Second - is a full front black but colorfully silk screened "Route 66" emblems and scenes that another friend made custom for me.

Since I bake a lot, I do wear an apron.
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:58 PM   #7
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I have a white one with dark blue trim and a New England Patriots logo. SO has one she said I could use but it has pretty flowers and a frilly edge so I doubt it will make it out of the cabinet.
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Andy,

Kathleen offered to let me borrow one of hers. Flowers, frilly, pretty, cute.. I decided I needed one of my own.
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Andy,

Kathleen offered to let me borrow one of hers. Flowers, frilly, pretty, cute.. I decided I needed one of my own.

I should try to get a Red Sox apron to go with the Patriots one I have.
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I should try to get a Red Sox apron to go with the Patriots one I have.
I suppose now I'm going to have to get one for the Cubs!
Yes, I know, I'm a die hard glutton for punishment. But one of these days...
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