November 24, 2008
I Hate Cooking, But...
Jason’s write-up of the Alinea cookbook (which is sponsoring his RSS feed — wow, talk about sentences that only make sense in the year 2008) made me start thinking about, um, cookbooks.
I own two: One entry-level affair called “The Essentials of Cooking” and another slim volume called “Help! My Apartment Has a Kitchen.”
But I’m starting to think maybe I’ve been taking the wrong approach. Turns out I am never going to cook a workmanlike stew for myself. I’m not going to fire up some sorta chicken stir fry. It’s just too boring, and the take-out options in San Francisco are just too good.
But what about more interesting fare? What about the fun stuff?
What’s your best way-out-there recipe? Something that’s not just fun to eat but fun to make?