This may not be a glitch but I figure I'd bring it up. So for some context- about a week ago my girlfriend asked me if I had been taking our forks to work in my lunch and not bringing them back,Because we were missing so many. Today I saw this question on a paranormal page and a ton of people were responding. So apparently we're not the only one. And I wanted to see if anyone had the same experience?
Iv been watching some videos with Thomas Keller where while he's cooking he has this big jar of water on the counter that he regularly pulls spoons & stuff out of to taste things and then throws back in. Iv seen other cooks do this with other utensils as well like whisks or spatulas. It seems like its filled with water.
I don't understand how this works, it seems like the water would get disgusting in seconds and could never be sanitary
Growing up in the middle east, anytime we ate rice we used a spoon. I live in the US now and can't help but notice how everyone eats rice with a fork. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. I'll sit there while others are struggling to eat their chipotle bowl because everything keeps falling off their forks. Meanwhile my wonderful concave spoon makes it easy to pick stuff up and nothing ever falls through. Not really sure why it's unpopular around here but it is what it is.
I've been meaning to ask this question for awhile now,
how do professional chefs keep their hands oil free, or just clean in general, or do they?
For example, when seasoning fish, I'd have to take them out and give them a rinse, pad dry, and before reaching out for the salt grinder, my hands that have come in contact with the fish needs to be washed with soap first, and then dry them out. I then reach out for the salt grinder, rub them in, and then wash my hands again, with soap, before doing other things.
I noticed in cooking videos, like the ones Masterclass, I hardly see them washing hands. Maybe, wiping on kitchen towels? I often see them reach out for the salt with hands too, without the grinder. How does that work, wouldn't oily or wet hands get in the way?
I find myself washing hands (with soap) and drying it many times in between prep steps, I sometimes wonder if it is excessive. I'd hate to handle my pan handles with oily hands.
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I have no problem with anybody's dietary choices (it just leaves more meat for the rest of us) but if you don't eat meat because you oppose the killing of animals, there is no reason you need to have your food prepared on a separate cutting board or with separate utensils. Using the same cutting board for meat and vegetarian food does not cause any more animals to be killed, nor does it cause any additional animal suffering. Requesting a special cutting board be used just makes you seem like being vegetarian is your sole personality trait and you just need to bring it up an every possible opportunity.
edit: I'm not suggesting the cutting board be unwashed between cutting meat and vegetables. Food safety is always paramount. I'm referring to vegetarians who demand a wholly different one, despite the fact that the one that has had meat on it is clean/sanitized.
So this began with wondering about the victorian era but now I'm thinking more generally.
So, reading about street food history, it wasn't all finger food. Coffee was being sold before disposable cups, soup before display bowls, and any number of things that would need at least a knife.
My question: how? Were you expected to bring your own mug/spoon/bowl? If not, and the vendor provided this stuff- how did they make sure you didn't grab the cup and do a runner?
Disposability is horrible for the environment but seems to make street food a lot easier.
I'm trying to buy some nice things for an empty kitchen. Pots/pans, utensils, cutlery, other kitchen essentials. Looking for high quality brands and products (briscoes didn't fit the bill). Are there any dedicated kitchen gear shops in Wellington?
I'm from Canada and we have many of these types of "higher-end" kitchen shops. Is there anything like that in Wellington? Haven't had much luck on Google.
Thanks a bunch!
I have so many different doo-dads and accessories in my kitchen, but my most used is a tiny espresso spoon that I eat my yogurt with. I can scrape every bit of the yogurt out of the container and it helps me not scarf it down in 2 seconds.
I used to be the kid who ate my cereal out of mixing bowls with serving spoons, so I’ve come a long way.
Also I’m sure it’s common here but growing up I never had cooking chopsticks. Those things are absolutely essential for me now. Much easier to flip individual pieces that aren’t getting even heat than going at it with a spatula every time.
But it's a whisk I'm willing to take
My dad absolutely loves cooking and its very proud of the nice equipment and utensils he’s received as gifts but never spends money on anything for himself. Most of our utensils and equipment is pretty old (15 years at least) apart from some expensive knives I bought him last year.
I’d like to buy him something nice and long-lasting for fathers day. I know he loves cooking fish and steak and also loves cooking large fried pastries which he can never flip and always burns himself because we dont have the right utensil for that.
I’m looking for either a set of utensils or one good item, preferably under £50. Thank you in advance!
For me it’s:
The older I get, the more I want salt.
This is a post more about a buy it for life tip for others. I've found for the last several years that lots of things around the house have a certain build quality that often doesn't stand up to everyday normal use, at least not as long as you'd expect. From washing up gloves to pizza wheels, vacuum cleaners and stick blenders, the kitchen bin and lots in between you'd have to go a long way to beat suppliers of professional users. Catering, cleaning and safety supply companies are a goldmine. Yes the items are very much more utilitarian in appearance but I find that appealing in that no compromises have been made over function. They are very often cheaper too.
Two examples of things we own that are leagues ahead of consumer goods are washing up gloves and oven gloves. My wife uses gloves when she washes (I also wash up but don't use gloves), and typically she'd get through about 2 pairs a month of the Marigold (UK) brand gloves. I bought some fine dexterity heavy duty chemical gloves... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello! I just joined the fan club and purchased the 5.5 qt dutch oven and 3.5 qt braiser! Excited to whip up some fun recipes, but wondering what cooking utensils are best for preserving the interior. I previously have cooked with SS or nonstick pots and primarily use wooden or SS utensils. Should I purchase a set of silicone utensils or just stick with whatever wooden ones I already have? Can I use metal utensils without damaging the enamel?
TIA from this Le Creuset newbie!
I’ve always put utensils in the dishwasher with the handles facing up and my new roommate insists that the handles are supposed to face down. I’ve looked online, but there is no definitive answer.
My reasoning is that you grab utensils by the handle, so they should be facing up.
Would love some input.
Your mileage may vary on this depending on your country and/or meals.
Even as someone not from the West, I was raised to learn how to eat with a fork and knife. Considering my major meals contained pasta, rice and soft sweet potatoes, it felt weird to always have to use a fork and a knife when a spoon would do the job effectively.
I mean have you guys SEEN spoons?
Perfect for soups, cereals, rice, ice cream, potatoes, fruits, vegetables, cake -
The spoon is the King of Utensils.
Yet go to a fancy enough restaurant or any formal event and shun the fork to use the Almighty spoon - and everyone looks at you like you're a degenerate who just stuck your tongue into the roast chicken while making hentai porn faces.
Yes, Jessica, I do know how to use a fork and knife, I wasn't raised in the mesozoic era.
I just prefer spoons.
It was worth the whisk.
The production and shipping of these types of items creates a massive carbon footprint, when perfectly good second-hand varieties are available for cheap right up the street.
We usually associate thrift stores with clothing, and sure - buying second hand clothing isn't for everyone. But there are very few stains on a used whisk or wok that a long soak in a hot, soapy sink can't resolve.
I cannot eat comfortably unless I have a small fork or spoon. It doesn’t matter how big or small my portion is, I gotta use the small spoons!!!!!
I just completely despise getting my hands greasy and oily. When it come to hamburgers it depends, how big they are, how soggy and fat they are and if I’m on a restaurant or not, but with pizza I use knife and fork almost every time I eat it. The fat and grease can’t simply be removed by paper tissues and it doesn’t matter how carefully you eat a pizza with hands, you are bound to get dirty because even the pizza bread leaves som kind of flour which is almost more irritating to get on your hands than pizza grease. When I eat alone I often eat on my computer desk which makes it almost impossible to touch anything after eating a pizza with hands, simply disgusting and really annoying, utensils works great.
Most restaurants are currently either closed or limiting service to only To-Go orders, so most people ordering food are eating at home. Using reusable utensils at home is a small way to reduce plastic waste if you are able to do so.
My company, GIR, is donating reusable face masks to essential workers and healthcare facilities to help fight the spread of COVID-19 and ease the strain on PPE resources.
We’re making these out of silicone, they’re reusable and autoclavable, and you even can microwave or bake them for 20 minutes in the oven at 300°F (150°C) to sanitize them. Each mask donation arrives with five face mask filters that are 99.7% BFE so that they can be safely swapped out after use.
We were recently featured in this Nerdist article, where you can find out how to support the project and donate to essential workers + facilities in your local area.
I'm also sharing my great grandma's banana bread recipe as baking inspiration for everyone cooking at home more than usual. Hope it gives you some cheer!
When cooking, I like to use a bain maire with hot water to hold tasting spoons and other utensils. When I worked in a professional kitchen, we would do something similar, but we had containers of Steramine, a food safe disinfectant at our work stations. We would use it for everything, wiping cutting boards, cleaning tools, washing knives, etc. With Covid, I am thinking about picking some up and using it my bain marie, but reading the instructions, the Steramine says you need to let things air dry after using it.
If that is the case, we definitely using it incorrectly at the restaurant. We would cut something, then put our knives into the Steramine for a minute to wash off the gunk, then use the wet knife to cut something else. Is it unsafe to get the wet solution into food or let food touch still wet work surfaces?
I'm a college student living in a house with 2 other tenants. We didn't know each other before this year. One of my roommates essentially keeps to himself but the other has been driving me up the walls recently. Civil roommate (CR) and I moved in about a week apart while our other housemate (i'll call him Greg) moved in a few months later. CR brought his own dishes and utensils with him when he moved in, as did I, while Greg brought nothing. Greg has been using my dishes and has the habit of leaving unwashed dishes in his room until there are nearly none left clean, then cleaning them and replacing them in secret (waiting until I go to sleep). I've seen piles of them in his room on occasion when I go to the bathroom. Recently, all of my dishes have started to disappear and I haven't been able to use the microwave as I only have two microwaveable bowls and I haven't known where they are for about a week. Tonight, he walked into the kitchen and whispered "of course" under his breath in a... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m using a throwaway because she knows my main. So basically, my girlfriend and I live together. Everyday when we’re about to have whatever meal or anything, she closely inspects each and every glass, plate, fork, knife, etc.
They way she inspects it is by firstly sliding it through her fingers (she washes her hands before doing so) to feel if there’s anything stuck on, and then she brings it up close to her face to look closer. It’s really irritating and I’ve asked her to just wash everything herself if she has such an issue with these stuff, but she ignores me.
Whenever we used to go to restaurants, although she would never put her hands all of the glass and utensils, she’d still look closely at them before using, and imo that’s just an embarrassing thing to do in public.
Last night, I tried to have a discussion with her about her behaviour, and she said that it’s just something she does and she can’t help it, because she feels gross if she doesn’t. I still don’t want her doin... keep reading on reddit ➡
We just found a kitten, after a vet visit we decided to keep the little guy. Since he's so young we're feeding him wet kitten food. My GF uses the plates and forks we eat off of. A new one every time, three or four times a day. I know they get washed in the dishwasher because I'm the one usually doing it. I want either a single fork and plate used for the kitten or it's own feeding dish. But all I've gotten when suggesting it is a huff and "what does it matter, they get washed". It happened again and I got a door slammed for suggesting it again. I find it gross and don't understand what's wrong with it's own dish. I'll even clean it after each feeding.
jars are taller than utensils
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