[bksvol-discuss] Re: OT Pots

It's amazing how much of a difference having the right knife makes.
And that goes for way more tasks than cooking.

On 1/4/10, Roger Loran Bailey <rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Considerations like how the pots conduct heat and the shape of knife handles
> and such may be valid considerations, but I would not know how to judge
> them. I can only say that thrift store cookware has always worked perfectly
> well for me and it is way cheaper too.
>
>
> Roger Loran Bailey
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kim Friedman" <kimfri11@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 9:48 AM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT Pots
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>
>> Hi, Roger, have you ever been to a restaurant supply house? I liked
>> cookware
>> stores. I remember visiting Williams-Sonoma. It's amazing what is there. I
>> remember a metal container where you could put olive oil and it had a pour
>> spout. I also liked those little metal sauce whisks. One thing I can tell
>> you is that chefs will spend money on utensils and cookware because cheap
>> stuff may not always be of good quality. I suppose what you want is
>> functionality, durability, and ease of use. I've heard it said that chefs
>> will spend a lot of money, for instance, on knives. Are they comfortable
>> when held in the hand? Are they light or heavy enough for the purpose?
>> Another consideration for cookware is how you wish heat to be conducted. I
>> remember reading about that in Julia Child's book The Way to Cook.
>> Regards,
>> Kim.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Roger Loran
>> Bailey
>> Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2010 10:52 AM
>> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT Pots
>>
>> Frankly, on the very occasional times I need a pot or pan a thrift store
>> will do. The cookware is for being used, not to match, look pretty or
>> impress anyone.
>>
>>
>> Roger Loran Bailey
>>
>> "Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless
>> world, & the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people."
>> Karl Marx
>>
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>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Ann Parsons" <akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2010 7:42 AM
>> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT Pots
>>
>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>>
>>> Original message:
>>>> $2000 for pots and pans? What are they made of? Solid gold? That's
>>>> ridiculous. I don't disbelieve what you say, it's just mind-boggling
>>>> that
>>>> cookware should cost that much.
>>>
>>> Wow, you're right about that.  Guess I'll have to stick with my old
>>> standby aluminum pots and pans.  Hey, the food's not bad.  If it cooks
>>> don't fix it.   Besides, solid gold cookware would spoil real fast.  The
>>> melting temperature of gold is quite low, and solid gold is kinda soft so
>>> if you used a spatula or spoon on 'em, you'd get scratches and dings.
>>> Nope, solid gold cookware isn't for me.  <smiling>
>>>
>>> Ann P.
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