By Charles Lamb
A rapturous appreciation of beef crackling, a touching description of hungry London chimney sweeps, a dialogue of the unusual excitement of consuming pineapple and a meditation at the delights of Christmas feasting are only many of the matters of those own, playful writings from early nineteenth-century essayist Charles Lamb.
Exploring the fun of nutrition and in addition our complex social courting with it, those essays are via turns sensuous, mischievous, lyrical and self-mocking. packed with a feeling of starvation, they're essentially the most attention-grabbing and nuanced works ever written approximately consuming, consuming and appetite.
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K I T CH E N N O T E S j B Y A N D R E A G E A R Y, A N D R E W J A N J I G I A N , L A N L A M & A N N I E P E T I T O k COOKING LESSON WHAT IS IT? The Solution to Searing Meat When cooking meat, including recipes like our Roasted Rack of Lamb with Roasted Red Pepper Relish (page 5), we’ve found that the best way to achieve a rosy pink interior and nicely browned exterior is to roast the meat in a low oven until nearly done and then sear it on a very hot stove. The low oven’s gentle heat ensures a smaller temperature gradient between the center and exterior of the meat, so the meat cooks through evenly from edge to edge; the stove’s intense heat then rapidly browns just the surface so there’s no time for the meat beneath it to overcook.
TECHNIQUE METHOD TIME FRAME MOISTURE LOST before freezing 11% after freezing 16% before freezing 15% after freezing 20% n/a 22% salting brining SPEEDIER BRUSSELS SPROUTS PREP no salt or brine We prefer to thinly slice 1½ pounds of sprouts for Brussels Sprout Salads (page 11) by hand rather than use a food processor, since its blades tend to cut the leaves unevenly. We’ve found it most efficient to complete one task at a time on all the sprouts and use an assembly line setup on the cutting board.
C. U P D AT E TESTING Pie Carriers Traveling with a delicate pie can feel like tempting fate, but a good pie carrier can make the task easier and more secure. 99)—a pair of basic pie-shaped plastic containers and three handled carriers—by loading the carriers with a variety of shallow double-crust pies and taller cream-topped pies, walking with them around the block, and driving with them down 3 miles of bumpy roads. The simple plastic containers were too shallow to fit anything taller than a 2-inch-high apple pie without crushing the top crust.