Wednesday, June 28, 2006

More Batali tools...

The obsession continues... I've had yet another dream of Mario Batali, this time we were making risotto together using his nifty little tools. We prepped using his measuring cups, stirred using this risotto stirrer and made it in his risotto pan (which I'm just loving, although I'm not so sure that the handle is so necessary for anything less than polenta.

Hopefully this obsession my brain has with Batali will pass ~ I think seeing his endorsement of Nascar will do it for me, I just don't get that whole car thing...

8 Comments:

At 1:59 AM, Blogger C(h)ristine said...

Hrm. I've "poo-poo'ed" Batali's cookware line...but now I will take a second look next time I see it because you love them so much!

 
At 10:30 AM, Anonymous Matt said...

I think the Nascar endorsement has to do with one thing, unfortunately: money.

Sorry if it sounds cynical, but I just can't see any other logical connection.

 
At 2:40 PM, Blogger lucas mirĂ© said...

Never heard of Batali before but I LOVE THE WAY THIS PAN LOOKS!! I will have to check them out! Thanks for the info... :-)

 
At 3:59 PM, Blogger Eric said...

Christine ~ I've read reviews that say it beats the pants off anything from Le Creuset - and is WAY less expensive. From my sem-pornographic handling of the pots at my local department store I'd say that the persimmon coloured ones will most definitely have a home in my pan drawer.

Matt ~ You're right. Sad, but true.

Lucas ~ I can't believe you've not heard of Mario Batali before - he's one of the most recognized and well-known chefs in the U.S. Which is why you need to read my blog more often, so you can catch up! (P.S. Christine and I are also big Haruki Marukami fans, did I catch a mention on your blog of bringing one of his books? Or was it another Haruki?)

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger lucas mirĂ© said...

Yep, you read that Haruki post on my blog...I should have brought one of his books with me...I'm through with most of my reading that I brought with me to the beach and now it's raining. ;-( Which Haruki book would you recommend that I start in with?

And you're right, I do need to read your archives....I've love reading the new entries! So glad I found your blog.

 
At 7:30 PM, Blogger Tea said...

Hi, Eric. Just found your blog through Muffin Top (I know, where have I been all this time?:-). I love your post on cookbooks, and am relieved to hear that I am not the only person who has odd foodie dreams. Glad to have found you, I look forward to reading along.

 
At 10:05 PM, Blogger Eric said...

Hi Tea!
Welcome and thanks for stopping by! I've actually been reading Tea & Cookies for some time now and love your site! Hope to hear from you more often (and I promise to stop lurking on your site and start commenting instead! :-)

 
At 4:47 PM, Blogger Tea said...

We serve tea and cookies for lurkers and commenters alike--but I would be delighted to hear from you, Eric. That is, if I can manage to get around to posting more often! Thanks for the kind words. I will be back.

PS. Have you seen the Mario Batali pepper mill? It's bright orange, which I actually thought was cute (not usually a fan or orange). But I hated the Batali signature on the front (not a big fan of branding either, I am afraid). But the pot does look good--though I grew up using Le Creuset and do love it (don't love the sticker price, though).

 

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