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Drizzle_226Drizzle is a term used for rain; a light constant shower. It’s weather!

Since when did it start raining in the damned kitchen?

I read housewife recipes, ‘drizzle this’, ‘drizzle that’…


Doesn’t anybody pour, or pour lightly, or even sprinkle anymore?

No, you have to drizzle your olive oil, or your wine, or the cream, or chocolate sauce.

Don’t be a wuss, pour, splash, dunk or dribble like a chef!

Molecular Gastronomy

I am a chef, damn it!

How come I never heard of this Molecular Gastronomy?

I am perturbed.

“Techno-emotional cuisine”

Is apparently another name for MG.

I am singularly not impressed.

The whole thing is a lot of hocus pocus. Apart from it’s entertainment value, it’s neither use nor ornament.

Hervé This started collecting “culinary precisions” (old kitchen wives’ tales and cooking tricks) in the early 1980s and started testing these precisions to see which ones held up; his collection now numbers some 25,000. from Wikipedia

In the days when housewives were housewives and knew how to cook, instead of knowing how to open a microwave and slop the food on a plate, mothers knew how to cook and cook properly.

But all that is a lost art, now it’s down to science…