[Sca-cooks] Christmas Stuff
sprucebranch at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 05:27:31 PST 2010
well, yeah, but someone else here was talking about owning one, and I
wondered what were the standard uses for it (in, what, Scand cooking, or
whatever they're specializing in).
On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 5:06 AM, Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius <
adamantius1 at verizon.net> wrote:
> On Jan 5, 2010, at 7:08 AM, Ian Kusz wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 5:44 AM, Ginny Beatty <ginbeatty at gmail.com>
> >> I gave my nephew one of those cast iron pancake puff pans aka
> >> æbleskiver pans. Chef Joey, 11, loved it, of course. I'm starting him
> >> young in his path to madd cooking skillz.
> >> Then I found out my sister had a similar kind of pan that she got from
> >> our stepmother when she went to Japan. It's known as an takoyaki pan.
> >> She then gave it to me. *score*!. I like this kind of re-gifting. :)
> >> Gwyneth
> > I figure this is a dumb question, but what is it USED for, generally?
> Am I imagining this, or did someone say something here about octopus
> pancakes/fritters at some point? As I have occasionally said before (unless
> I imagined that, too), I forget real things frequently, but almost never
> remember stuff that didn't happen...
> The terms "tako" and "yaki" would imply some sort of fried octopus,
> wouldn't it? Isn't it rather amazing that you can pick up such an esoteric
> bit of knowledge just from vague general exposure to Japanese restaurant
> menus over the years?
> "Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls, when we
> all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's bellies."
> -- Rabbi Israel Salanter
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