Okay, maybe not all women belong in the kitchen. I know a few who neither cook well nor clean up after themselves in the kitchen. Those women really should order takeout, or let someone else cook for them at home.
Then there are women like me. Women who cook because we have to. Women who dirty up a good cookbook while they’re cooking. Women who don’t pull ingredients out of the pantry until they’re listed in the directions in the recipe. Women who cook because they have a family full of gremlins to feed. Women who enjoy the satisfaction of coming up with something their children will eat after slaving over the cutting board and NuWave oven for half an hour.
I’m talking to those women, and men too if you’re so inclined to read this.
Let me tell you how bad I am with cookbooks. When I use a cookbook for the first time, it is the last time it will look like it hasn’t been passed down seven generations through my family tree. I cook right on top of the cookbook, so by the time I’m done with it, it has been splattered with lard, smoked paprika, and maybe even chicken juice. It’s possible to know my favorite recipes just by the amount of funk that is all over a certain recipe.
I realize it doesn’t sound like I’m the right person to be cooking with an Intel tablet under foot, but you’d be wrong. I’m the perfect person to cook with an Intel tablet in her hand.
I used to be a paper-only person. “Give me a standard cookbook or give me death!” I would shout from my place in the kitchen.
Recently? not so much.
I’ve been relying heavily on blogs for great recipes, and for the sake of saving paper and ink, I haven’t been printing recipes out, I’ve just been using my Asus tablet to help me in the kitchen.
I have this nifty little holder that keeps it propped up for me, and if I set the settings right, I can see the recipe for my entire prep period so I don’t have to keep touching the screen with chicken-juice coated hands.
Yeah, I just gagged a little too, sorry about that!
It is the perfect size to keep just out of the way so it doesn’t get grease splattered, but you can still see the screen because of the high quality graphics and fantastic clarity.
As a bonus, I can also watch recipe creations on YouTube while cooking, which no old-fashioned cookbook can boast. Seriously, hand me a cookbook that plays videos on the paper, and I’ll introduce you to Harry Potter.