Is it difficult to cook a ‘fashion cooking gadget’?
Keith Blanchard wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal entitled “Why are trendy cooking gadgets killing people?” He discussed with NPR’s Linda Wertheimer why they are so annoying to him.
LINDA WERTHEIMER, moderator:
You may have spent a lot of time in the kitchen recently, working hard on your Thanksgiving dinner, or feeding a group of relatives during the holidays. Maybe you use traditional cooking tools – scrapers, ladle, sharpening. Or you might use some of the most advanced ornate devices, such as crepe batter trowels or home macaroon baking kits. If it is the latter, Keith Blanchard will say a word. He is the former editor of Maxim magazine and the author of an article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal last week, titled “Why is the trendy cooking gadgets killing cooking?” He joined us.
Thank you for staying with us, Keith.
KEITH BLANCHARD: Thank you for your help, Linda.
WERTHEIMER: So why do trendy cooking gadgets kill people to cook?
BLANCHARD: Well, when you bring this kind of fashion-related personal gadget-related cooking, there is something that conflicts with the comfort of comfortable cooking. Suddenly everything has 54 ingredients, this is Stumptown this and hand-folded of.
WERTHEIMER: Opposite the cake.
BLANCHARD: That’s right. This is what I have to say. When you make a cake, we have to take the plate out and we share the experience around the table. But when you distribute cake pop music, everyone can go back to their corners and tap the screen.
WERTHEIMER: (Laughter) Now, you have had Thanksgiving with your relatives, right?
BLANCHARD: That’s right. That’s right.
WERTHEIMER: So you didn’t cook. I want to know, have you checked out the funky gadgets in the kitchen, these gadgets may have quietly made your meals?
BLANCHARD: I really didn’t get any pollution from this gadget. And the only interesting thing I found – because I have never considered this before – but if you want, the turkey slut is itself a separate gizmo. Correct? We don’t call it meat. This is really just for this purpose. However, they are very traditional chefs. And – I don’t see any evidence that there is existentialism (ph).
WERTHEIMER: Kitchen – But, you know, kitchen gadgets are a popular holiday gift. Now, I try not to buy one, as you said, if it only does one thing. But have you found any gizmos that you particularly don’t want to accept?
BLANCHARD: I don’t want to receive a mini donut maker or a waffle maker or a cronut manufacturer or any other gadget that only has this purpose, because now I am storing and maintaining my new project may be at first Use twice a month, use it once in the next three months, and then give up forever. One of the gadgets exemplifies what I don’t want for Christmas, even as a stocking of stockings, a special three-claw sausage.
WERTHEIMER: I don’t think I (laughs) understand what it is.
BLANCHARD: Well, you know, when you are grilling sausages, if you don’t pierce them first, you can say that they are not attractive or attractive on the grill. But we already have a special three-pronged sausage. It is located to the left of each section of the United States. So I am not sure why I need a separate one…
WERTHEIMER: Called a fork (laughter).
BLANCHARD: That’s right (laughter).
WERTHEIMER: Keith Blanchard wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal called “Why is the trendy cooking gadgets killing cooking?”
Keith, thank you.
BLANCHARD: Thank you very much, Linda. Very happy to be here.