Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tool of Choice

Anyone that loves to cook has a favorite tool they rely on time and time again. Perhaps it's that particular tool that is simply indispensable or maybe it just makes you feel fancy. For me, it's my set of wooden spoons and for my grandfather it is his skillets.
My grandfather loves a classic, big American breakfast. Every time we come to visit, he loves preparing breakfast for everyone. Before you've even had your first cup of coffee, he'll set a generous helping of scrambled eggs, sausage, and toast right in front of you. Resistance is futile. You will lose.
Naturally, a meal of this scale requires some heavy machinery and his skillets always rise to the occasion. He handles them with the utmost degree of care and stores them on top of one another with a soft cloth between each skillet--lest anything damage them. There's a pride and a tenderness in how he takes care of his favorite skillets and it's that love along with his favorite tools that creates the perfect breakfast every time.

1 comment:

  1. Loved your last write-up. Can't wait for the next one. bb