DailyDirt: Additional Challenges To Making Dinner
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For some folks, boiling water isn't a simple task. Others can whip up a delicious meal before a pot of water can boil. Cooking skills can be amazingly good or mind-bogglingly bad, but there are some people who just don't want to do things simply, and they turn cooking into a kind of obstacle challenge. Sure, there are reality TV shows that put ridiculous time pressures on cooking a 7-course meal or restrict ingredients to rare delicacies. For pure fun (or sometimes necessity...), though, some cooks are forgoing a stove or conventional cooking devices to make their meals. Here are just a few examples.
- A coffee maker can double as a steamer, cooking dishes like poached salmon with steamed broccoli. When you're only allowed to have a coffee maker in your dorm, that Mr. Coffee machine can start to look more interesting after your 50th bowl of ramen noodles. [url]
- Okay, there are some fancy rice cookers that come with pretty lengthy recipe books, but even no-frills rice cookers can make stuff beyond plain rice. Banana bread, chocolate lava cake... and maybe someone should try making coffee in a rice cooker? [url]
- The concept of cooking in a dishwasher has been around for a while, but some chefs are starting to really refine dishwasher techniques. Aluminum foil wraps for dishwasher cooking are being replaced by ziplock bags and mason jars -- so you can actually add soap and wash some dishes at the same time you cook your next meal. [url]