Ha-Joon Chang’s theory that the washing machine did more for productivity than the internet (see two posts back) was the starting point for my chat with Jim Mora on Critical Mass this afternoon.
While on matters domestic we moved from cleaning to cooking and had a look at Something Else to Eat the blog of writer, feminist and keen cook Anne Else.
Her love of words and food is obvious in her posts which are a delight to read and, thanks to the photographs, look at.
I was part way through her post on making pancakes when I realised she’s married to Harvey McQueen and I’d read the post he wrote on eating the pancakes.
The contrast between her description of following his directions And his matter of fact account of the same incident amused me.
First I asked where the recipe was. “I just use the Edmond’s one”, he said. So I got it out and showed it to him, because I’ve learnt from long experience that he doesn’t often follow a recipe exactly. . .
Anne made pancakes for our brunch this morning. One of life’s pleasures, a simple dish yet tasty.
Deborah at In A Strange Land suggested I look at food blogs, not professional ones but home cooking enthusiasts (thank you).
In doing some very quick research this morning I came across some other gems but ran out of time to discuss them. They’ll keep for another time.
Other suggestions for themes, blogs or websites which might be suitable for future Critical Mass spots are welcomed.