Originally Posted by puffin3
I'll be very interested to see if anyone follows the recipe and reports back to us...
It's one thing when Chief
puts the "world's best" in his title because I think we all know it's pretty much tongue-in-cheek. On you, it just looks cheeky, but not in an endearing way.
I have cookbooks because I like reading them too, like novels. And like GG
and others, I will adjust an ingredient or two if what is in a recipe does not suit our flavor liking. Even my favorite TV chef, Jacques Pepin, is known to state that if you don't like a certain ingredient in his recipe you are free to substitute one that you enjoy. Until you have a TV show I can watch, I'll consider Pepin's suggestion to have more gravitas.
I would not be able to follow your recipe exactly for the following reasons:
1) I do not use paper towels. I find my vintage cotton and linen cloth towels to be better, not to mention the cost and environmental upside to using something reusable. I do make sure they are properly cleansed when I wash them.
2) Although I am not opposed to using a food processor, my hands and a knife can thin-slice mushrooms or most anything else much thinner. It may not be done as quickly, but there is something meditative about hand work in the kitchen.
3) You are perfectly right about mozzarella not tasting like asiago. To me, asiago tastes like it could be the flavor extract of locker room sox. Why would I want to grate our son's old football gear into a food I'll never know.
Three strikes. Not to mention your admonition to make it exactly
. As Hall and Oates once sang: ...no can do.
, it's about time you dragged your pompous arse off of your high horse and came down here with us peasants. (Mods, feel free to delete this sentence if you find it's inappropriate.