Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ruhlman speaks at IACP

And oh boy, does he speak! That boy can really work himself up into a lather when he knows he is right. Of course he makes a gross generalization when he -speaking here at the International Association of Culinary Professionals conference in Portland Oregon- says that we, the American public, are not too busy to cook. Of course, there are some of us who can't get to stove on a regular basis.

However, I don't doubt for a millisecond that there are millions who don't cook more than once or twice a week who could find more time to prepare a meal for themselves if they would, as Michael so eloquently states here, stop "dicking around on the internet." So what are you waiting for? Get cooking!



4 comments:

Natalie Sztern said...

Sadly he is so right. After I finish reading all the blogs; that include sometimes lots of recipes and videos; make my comments which is a must; I barely have time to walk the dog....then i have to cook!!! I can't copulate while the chicken roasts cause hubby only gets home in time to eat it...(assuming he is the only one I am currently having sex with) .. so those nights..oy vay!! Plus I have to make sure that Top Chef, or Top Chef Masters or No Reservations isn't on because then I have to figure out how to tape those shows and there are times I can't do that so I lay with one eye open. :)) (that's when I get to choose the position wink wink.....too much eh?

Natalie Sztern said...

Shucks and I forgot to mention that these past few weeks we have hockey to deal with too....GO HABS!

Tags said...

Yeah, Americans will start to substitute cooking for TV-whack, er, watching just as soon as they come up with a remote that controls ovens, stoves, pots and pans.

Glenn said...

Well I've already prepared my three meals for my family today so I'm not feeling guilty about dicking around on the internet.

Seriously though, I manage to prepare a good meal using fresh ingredients every evening for my family and I'm usually doing it while entertaining (or actively holding) a 4 month old and alternately a 3 year old. Sure I'm balancing the kid in one arm while slicing away with a razor sharp nakiri bocho, but what's life without a little adventure. (CPS will be knocking on my door with a social worker in the AM I'm sure)

Ruhlman's right. Claiming there's no time to cook is bullshit. Spaghetti with garlic, olive oil, parsley and grana padano and a salad takes all of ten minutes to actively prepare. And you can do some serious damage in 30-60 minutes if you plan ahead a little.

Wish I could've hung with the in-crowd at the IACP taking place right on my doorstep this year, but I was too busy making sausage and planting my garden or maybe I was just curled up all weekend with a bottle of bourbon lamenting the demise of Gourmet. In either case, at least I was wearing argyle socks while I did it...