Life's too short to eat bad food - Me

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic - Arthur C. Clarke

Monday, November 15, 2010

New Rules

I don't recommend nonstick pans for most preparations. - Michael Symon

I like Michael Symon.  I cannot wait to go to Lola on one our biannual visits to Cleveland.  I recently read through his new cookbook and enjoyed it a lot.  The above quote is from it.
So why is he now shilling for nonstick cookware?  I just saw his ad on TV. I do not begrudge any cook for making extra money, and the quote is not unqualified, but it feels wrong.

New Rule: a cook should not recommend any kitchen item that is not used most of the time!



Natalie Sztern said...

hey there, it costs big bucks to live the 'good life' in the United States of America...and like all self-respecting chefs know you go where the money is. Actually, not just chefs....

Scotty said...
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Scotty said...

I have a lot of kitchen "toys" I use infrequently. Alton would spank me. But, when it comes to recommendations, I only advise people to buy thing I use a lot. Like my Microplane, or my favored brand of knives . . .

Warner (aka ntsc) said...

Is he talking home use vs restaurant use? I don't think non-stick would last very long in restaurant use.

Home is something else, I've the time to maintain the inside surface.

Scotty said...

Warner, non stick lasts about 2 days in a restaurant, and I know you don't build a fond, so I use something else for that. But when I am cooking eggs, Iwant non-stick

Warner (aka ntsc) said...

I want a fond, I haul down the ancient cast iron.

As with you, when I cook eggs I want non-stick or in some cases cast iron.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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