Uhhh...um.....I guess you won't be doing the Time Warp Again, huh?After working at a theater and having to clean the Theater after a showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show I cringe when I hear that name. The people watching the movie were disgusting animals.
I remember reading that book. I wasn't too fond of it, though as I think I read it too young (like 10) and found it to be very sexual and gritty. Though it's probably far more true to the kitchen lifestyle than any FoodNetwork show. . Maybe if I gave it another go in my adult age I'd like it more.Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. It’s a legendary book, great read. Bourdain also wrote one called A Cook’s Tour which is great too, and sort of like his television series in prose.
We took the kids to the zoo when they were younger and one time a monkey threw it's dung at the glass barrier. It was only funny because we were protected by the barrier and we weren't the ones who had to clean it up. I bet you felt a little bit like a zookeeper back then? What a bunch of nasty monkeys!All kinds of stuff, not just toast. It was disgusting.
I use goggles lol! Won't my ice taste funny if I put onion in my freezer? I drink a lot of ice water.There is a lot of advice out there about how to stop yourself crying when chopping onions (goggles anyone?)
The freezer tip works, for sure.
But in my opinion, the best way to prevent crying is to use the freshest onions you possibly can, and always sharpen your knife before going for it. Really does work well. Onions that are even a few weeks old will release more lachrymator compounds which is the enzyme that causes crying. A well sharpened knife will cause cleaner cuts and inhibit the release.
Putting onions in the freezer for a relatively short time (so they aren’t frozen solid) will also give the lachrymator less ability to release into the surrounding air when you cut.
I doubt it will affect the taste of the ice, unless you put nekked, peeled onions directly on the ice. It's not meant to be in the freezer more than a short while. You aren't freezing them solid.I use goggles lol! Won't my ice taste funny if I put onion in my freezer? I drink a lot of ice water.
Yeah there's no way to put anything on top of the ice maker. But I've noticed the ice has been off in flavor before. Onion is rather strong, so...I doubt it will affect the taste of the ice, unless you put nekked, peeled onions directly on the ice. It's not meant to be in the freezer more than a short while. You aren't freezing them solid.
It's only going in there for about 10 minutes. Flap the door to exchange the air when you take the onion out. Or, put the onion in a plastic bag and seal it tightly.Yeah there's no way to put anything on top of the ice maker. But I've noticed the ice has been off in flavor before. Onion is rather strong, so...
These are great boards and super handy. I have one and use it all the time for small jobs.I use these small bartenders boards in my tiny apartment kitchen.
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It’s easy to take the board to the pot.
They are small enough to wash easily in the dishwasher or sink, only cost a couple dollars and are available in assorted colors if you want a separate one for prepping raw chicken, seafood, etc…
I wear goggles when I cut jalapeños or other hot peppers too. I'm not cutting 5 lbs of onion, usually it's 1/2 an onion. I'll use the onion I have on hand. I'm not running to the store to buy another onion when the one I have is not rotten. My goggles are in the drawer near the cutting block. It's no hardship to slip them on for a minute.Unless you are doing 5 lbs of onions in one sitting I cannot see the bother of finding goggles, gloves, nose plugs, nor putting in the freezer (where I personally would probably forget it was there and fetch another one).
Peeling, slicing, dicing one onion for a cupful hardly takes more than 5 minutes.
Oops.Trick of the day... NOT
Upon checking the time to see when to take out the dough for the final rise (I bake in my oven) and lo and behold - there's the paddle sitting on the table.
Everything came out OK as without the paddle nothing got mixed! LOL so I squiggled it down thru the flour and water, then just reset the starter.
Came out fine.