04 May 2009

Getting to know KT

From last summer in Sitges, Spain, courtesy of the lovely M, available under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.

Who doesn't love a good meme, especially one about food quips and what not. I spotted this over on Boastful Baker (who spotted in on Brownie Points), and figured I'd give it a try. The questions are bolded, my answer following. Hopefully this will give you a better insight into the cook behind Tales of a Test Kitchen.

Link back if you re-post this too. Let's see how many people we can get to try :) And with that, here goes:


Metal or non-stick? non-stick. it makes my life easier.

Cast iron or stainless? if i didn't have a flat electric range, then cast iron, in a heart beat. but for now, stainless.

Cutting board: silicone or wood? silicone. easy to fold and use to transport chopped items to the stove.

Knife: carbon steel or stainless? Carbon steel. but I have some of both.

Kitchenaid or hand mixer? ha, i usually go without appliances together and do it by hand. yes, i realize this isn't practical or efficient, but a damn good way of getting out stress. try hand whipping whipped cream or a meringue. TRY it.

though, all things said and done, a mixer is next on the kitchen supply list, and i drool of the kitchenaid mixer + attachments.

Cooktop: gas, electric, induction? currently, electric. dreaming of a gas range once day.

Side-by-side, freezer on top, fridge on top? freezer on top, though i grew up with that in the reverse.

Apron or whoops? often whoops, though i have an adorable anthropologie apron from my last birthday that's printed and ruffly. just what i'm not, but that's what makes it fun to wear. :)

Mashed potatoes: by hand, ricer, or mixer? by hand. i like the hard work.

Sandwich or wrap? sandwich, with homemade bread. and good cheese. or if you're the mervines, a meatball sammy (sorry, inside joke)

PB & _________ ? chocolate. or apples. or bananas and honey. or strawberry jelly on potato bread. or even weirder, my old childhood staple ... PB and bacon sandwiches.

Pancakes: syrup or applesauce? unless they're potato pancakes, real maple syrup.

Cake: scratch or mix? scratch. even made a small one last night. mmm, devils food cake. mmm.

Chili: beans or no? beans, but more fun when it's not just traditional red beef chili with kidney beans. white chili and 3 bean chili are some personal favorites.

Napkin: cloth or paper? cloth, though mine are currently in a box somewhere from the move in desperate need of being ironed. so paper for now.

BBQ: takes the whole weekend to make or take out? homemade, though mine rarely is a whole weekend operation. get me a smoker and a backyard and that'll change.

Chicken: white or dark? not too picky, but lean more towards white meat.

Ice cream: cone or dish? dish, or a waffle cone. for sure.

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