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01 October 2005 @ 02:24 pm
Cooking, The Musical!  
There was an amusing conversation the other day about "how you know you are a cook." My contribution was "because I have four kinds of flour[1] and five kinds of sugar[2] in the house." Further conversation produced "because I have eight kinds of vinegar[3] and nine kinds of oil[4]."

The end result is that I'm now singing the contents of my kitchen to the tune of "Twelve Days of Christmas."

Need a cooking icon.

[1] All purpose, cake, bread, and whole wheat.[5]
[2] Granulated white, brown, powdered, cinnamon, and vanilla.[6]
[3] White, apple, rice, seasoned rice, red wine, white wine, balsamic, raspberry balsamic.[7]
[4] Canola, mixed vegetable, peanut, sesame, soy, hot chili, roasted peanut, olive[8], wok oil.[9]
[5] Does not include the corn meal.
[6] Does not include the corn syrup, honey, and two kinds of molasses.
[7] Though a number of these are left over from past housemates and gifts. I don't use more than half of them regularly.
[8] Twelve, if you count the three kinds of olive oil.[10]
[9] Fourteen, if you count the spray canola and the spray olive.[11]
[10] Extra virgin, regular, and hand pressed artisanal for dipping with bread.
[11] Though the soybean is leftover and the wok oil was an experiment[12].
[12] Has garlic and ginger oil in it. Turned out just to be easier and tastier to keep jars of crushed ginger and garlic in the fridge.
Thidawaterowl on October 2nd, 2005 06:05 pm (UTC)
That works for me. :^) But I think a true chef has one of the flame throwers to make creme brulee.
Lauratavella on October 2nd, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
Bah! No poofy kitchen blowtorches for me! I used my cannister blowtorch from my toolkit. Though I don't currently own a blowtorch at all, as I had to get rid of it when I moved crosscountry -- things had to go into storage, and storing a canister of gas seemed a bad idea.

On the first day of cooking, my pantry gave to me:

...2 'lasses pouring, 3 salts a shaking...seven beans a cooking...11 peppers grinding, twelllllve pastas boiling. I just need six and eleven!