Daily Culinary Quote: Kitchen Math (isn’t hard…)

“If I’m teaching girls that do love to make cookies and do love fashion – that they can use math as a part of that – you think that’s me saying, come on girls you belong in the kitchen, you belong shopping? Or, do you think it’s me showing them how math is part of all their life, even the part they thought it had nothing to do with?”

~ Danica McKellar

Culinary Quote Dump Day: People in kitchens can be dangerous


“It’s amazing the relationships you forge in a kitchen. When you cooperate in an environment that’s hot. Where there’s a lot of knives. You’re trusting your well-being with someone you’ve never before met or known.”

~ Alexandra Guarnaschelli

“my college doesn’t allow us to carry pepper spray for self defense cause they claim its a weapon.

i’m at culinary school.

every single student is carrying several hundred dollars worth of knives around with them and they teach classes on how to break down whole animals easily with said knives.

but no pepper spray.

no that’s way too dangerous”

~ determinationandaspatula (tumblr)

(Original post: http://determinationandaspatula.tumblr.com/post/59129830030/my-college-doesnt-allow-us-to-carry-pepper-spray )

“This is a world where everyone you work with has plenty of boiling liquids, blunt objects and sharp knives ready at hand. Have a sense of humor – you’ll need it.”

~ Chef Harold (posted on Chef2Chef.net)

“Those who are so eager for women and girls to go back to the kitchen might think again about just what it is we might be up to in there. You can plan a lot of damage from a kitchen. It’s also where the knives are kept.”

~ Laurie Penny

“Do not taunt a man for wearing chef pants. He has sharper knives than you, and he knows how to use them.”

~ Author Unknown


Science can be Amazing

In 1935, Modern Mechanix had a brief article about the wonders of whipped cream from a canister.  Of course this canister is attached to a shitload of equipment.  With all the talk of a bright future, homes in space, robots, and food in pill form–it's amazing that canned whipped cream was one of the things we actually got right.

Cream Whipped By Expanding Gas

AT THE push of a button, ordinary cream, subjected to a new process, can now be turned into whipping cream. The cream is first put up by the dairy in containers of automobile steel. Rendered air-tight by the elimination of oxygen, the container next receives an injection of nitrous oxide gas. As the housewife presses the button on the top of the small cask, the nitrous oxide expands, forcing out the cream under pressure and, through aeration, whips the product.

The article about a New Kitchen Built to fit your Wife is interesting too.  Many features can be found today, with the exception of the coolest (and pretty damn important to me) item–counters that can be raised or lowered to fit height and arm length.  Yep, I'm a tall snarkychef.

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