Saturday, February 9, 2008

Artichoke

I don't expect much from this video post and perhaps you should not either. My primary motivation for putting it up is to begin to get myself in the habit shooting, editing and uploading my own videos. This short flick shows my hands prepping artichokes prior to cooking them in boiling salted water. After boiling, I cut them lengthwise, removed the choked and sauteed them in olive oil and garlic. It was not a fancy preparation, just a part of a typical weekday family dinner.

And no, I'm not at all embarrassed that I left a few leaves a little jagged. They may have gotten overlooked while I was working with one eye on the camera monitor. But as soon as I stopped the camera I saw them and neatened them up.

13 comments:

Linda said...

So, the artichokes, for a family dinner, looked great. What I really want to know is the history of that pink knife....

boberica said...

OOOOOOOOOH! Mr"I have a ceramic knife, guy" rub it in, fine, whatever.

Bob del Grosso said...

Linda
The knife was a Christmas present from my wife -a stocking stuffer to be precise.

Boberica

Believe me if I had a ceramic knife I would rub that fact in like a good nitrate cure. However, the sucker is actually a relatively cheap Kuhn carbon steel paring knife that, I suppose, because it is brightly colored looks like ceramic.

But I'll tell you what. It may not be ceramic, but it's way cooler than any knife you own. :-)



http://www.factorydirect2you.com/kurikn.html

Scotty said...
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Scotty said...

But Bob, you could save so much time and effort by spraying a non-stick pan with Pam(R)Cooking Spray, draining a can of artichoke hearts and sauteeing them with some garlic powder. French's(R)French Fried Onion Rings would make the perfect garnish.

Love and Kisses,

Sandra Lee

:-P

The Foodist said...

I felt like I was back to being 10 watching a short on Sesame Street or Mr. Rogers. the ones that were shot in double speed! Neat stuff. At first I thought "God he must have done this a lot look how fast hes moving!" lol.

and nice knife, reminded me that I have to get one soon!

boberica said...

I soooooo hate that you're right!
...staggers away with tail between legs...

blondee47 said...

LOVED THIS post..i am afraid of cooking artichokes, i found this very informative...i would have loved u to go forward into the cooking process but i hope u continue to post these kind of vodcasts.....an explanation or two would be encouraged...

Tags said...

Wow! Now we know what those poor pigs have to go through.

It's a good thing they're deceased, or that would really hurt.

Egaeus said...

Wow, Scotty, you really had me going there for a minute. I was almost foaming at the mouth when I got to the Sandra Lee part.

Christian the Apprentice said...

Thank god it was only bob's hands, as his face for radio would have kept viewers from watching the chokes being prepped.

Bob, who knew you wanted a ceramic knife so bad, maybe I'll get you one for valentines day.

Jennie/Tikka said...

What what what!? No cutting off the steam and tying on a slice of lemon with twine?? I am perplexed.

Jennie/Tikka said...

or....stem....take your pick ;)