OF all the ingredients in the kitchen, the most common is also the most mysterious.
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
The Invisible Ingredient in Every Kitchen
Ah, the alchemical fire of cooking! This is one of the ways in which a kitchen is exactly like a laboratory, even an alchemical laboratory -- where activities in both are concerned with putting together ingredients (or reagents) toward a goal. In both places fire is the transforming agency. It seems as though the home cook could use a little chemistry or alchemical knowledge. Alchemical Cooking -- there's a cookbook idea........