Thursday, December 23, 2004

The fear of cooking.

I will watch pretty much any cooking show. I love them all. Alas there's one that I've now grown weary of: Alton Brown's Good Eats on the Food Network. Watch it once or twice and it's interesting. Sometimes amusing. Watch it any more often and you realize that if you took Brown's advice to heart, you'd be too terrified to make anything more complicated than a glass of water. My good Lord! It's just a constant parade of specialty gadgets, safety precautions and algebraic equations that if ignored will result in failure--FAILURE!

I just don't need that kind of pressure.

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