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!

Selah

6 comments:

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

Life's too short to eat bad food -
Me