Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pressure Cooker Update

I have some substantive posts on "things cooked" in the pipeline, but since we got in fairly late last night I haven't been able to do much other than put some pictures on Flickr and start a draft post. Hopefully tonight I'll be able to finish it. In the meantime... as you might have guessed from the title... I do have some news regarding a new purchase. I succumbed to the pressure (ouch, sorry) and ordered the Fagor Duo Combi. I'm not sure we really need both a four quart and a six quart pressure cooker, since the info I've seen is not to get one less than six, but it was hard to resist the combo since the six quart one costs nearly $100 by itself... at the very least, $15 more for a four quart aluminum clad 18/10 stainless steel saucepan seemed worth it. I really have no explicit plans for what to do with it first... in a terribly boring fashion, the things I'm most interested in using it for are making stock, rice, and beans... which I'm not sure anybody really wants to read about. Alton Brown has a nice looking chili recipe, but in the spirit of relationship harmony and inter-dietary choices cooperation, the first pressure cooker dish should probably be vegetarian. What to do? I'm not quite sure, but we've got Cooking Under Pressure, so I expect to figure something out.

photo by Flickr user FotoosVanRobin used under a Creative Commons license