I also brought a pizza stone, then I went back and brought another, so now I have two. Why? So I can cook pizza in my BBQ is why, and when that’s not an option then I’ll have two for the ordinary oven. See – upstairs for thinking.
Secondly I watched a documentary on the Aberfan Disaster from 1966 which I remember as a child, don’t ask me how or why but I would have been 5, so either it’s a later memory from another time, or I really do remember it. Who knows the memory is a strange thing.
Anyway from the end of the documentary there is a quote and simple it’s “The past is a different country” which makes a lot of sense, and is something that people ought to remember.
I like to cook. Not just the beans on toast or boiled egg cooking, that’s just feeding, but I sometimes have the urge to cook something unusual, or different.
But I like to do it properly. So when I had a mexican schtick I had to make tortillas, and even brought me a tortilla press! Compulsive much!
Today however is shumai. Those are the pork and shrimp dumplings you get at yum char. What I’ve overlooked however is how to steam them, I brought some steamers, but I only brought little ones, and they’ll be too little to put in the Wok, or over a pan. So I have to be creative with chopsticks or something to be able to steam them.
This is course is part of the journey.
What I nearly brought today is a pizza crisper, which sounds incredibly lame-o-rama when you can get perfectly good pizza on an oven tray. Didn’t buy it but now have angst about it! It’s a perforated tray that you cook a pizza in. Dur. It’s that or a pizza stone, which reminds me that I did have one and that it was too large for the oven we have, so it was nice to have, but not useable.