Saturday, August 6, 2016
Ads That Sold -- Thermador
I never thought I would be cooking with gas,
and I never thought I would be using
But I am, if only temporarily.
Refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave
and convection oven are all Thermador.
But it is the 6-burner gas range that has been my...
I have burned 80% of all I've cooked
on these burners.
After all, below is the stove I've been used to...
Cozy, friendly, known.
But I'm learning how to tame this monster.
Unless I'm boiling water,
this is the only setting I use...
And even then I don't dare turn my back on it.
My green Le Cruset sits on top of it all the time,
it's too heavy to try to store.
I use it for pot roasts and Bolognese sauce,
but mostly I use it for soups.
Leftover chicken and broths turn into one of
many favorite chicken soup recipes,
enriched with a box of my favorite broth.
This time it was a Congee,
an Asian porridge that is pure comfort food.
Recipes abound online but be sure to
allow plenty of time for the rice to cook
almost to a gruel.
Soups are my favorite meals and I love soup pots.
I use this smaller All-Clad soup pot too.
This large pot doesn't get as much use
now that we've moved.
But its pasta inserts came in handy for many
pasta-based meals in past years.
Good tools last forever and this Thermador
range will last long after we've moved
to the small house we're looking for.
As long as I keep it on simmer.
Next to tackle the oven.
I've only used it three times.
Those whoosh noises emitting from its depths
make me jump every time.
I'll get used to this Thermador range--
I even lit up with happiness when I spotted
the Thermador ad in this fabulous1960
House & Garden the other day.
It's kind of nice getting to use these
But about the time I catch on,
we'll be moving to a small house,
I'm already studying ideas for small kitchens.
But where will I store all these big soup pots?