The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165215   Message #4056513
Posted By: Charmion
01-Jun-20 - 01:34 PM
Thread Name: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
Subject: RE: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
I burn and cut myself quite often, Mrrzy, much to Himself's dismay; I'm sure he thinks that one of these days I'll do myself a major mischief. But I feel less bad about it than I used to because I learned at the Stratford Chef School that cooks who don't burn and cut themselves at least sometimes don't cook much. It's like the pitcher that goes to the well too often: the odds are that eventually a bad thing will happen.

Many years ago, I damned near took off the tip of my left index finger when bisecting a large acorn squash that rolled unexpectedly, taking my hand with it, just as I was bringing down the knife at full force. That cost me a trip to the emergency ward for stitches and a stern lecture from a young doctor who looked as if he had never cooked anything more complex than scrambled egg on toast in his whole life. I have been cutting up chickens, boning shoulders of pork, chunking hard vegetables, and hauling smoking hot roasting pans in and out of ovens for more than fifty years, and that's the worst I've done. So far.

That said, how's your eyesight?