12 October 2009

Hot Stuff

An induction cooking element built into the base of the Cooking Chef machine lets you prepare risotto, braise and cook stews, proof bread doughs—and the proverbial much more—right in the mixing bowl. Stirring speeds and temperature controls are automatic. Food processor, steamer and blender attachments make this rather amazing small appliance a true culinary powerhouse. kenwoodworld.com


  1. Until William Blatty painted himself dark with the The Exorcist he was a comedy writer — all horror is ultimately based on comedy — and a very clever one. His book John Goldfarb, Please Come Home, made into a movie with Peter Ustinov, Shirley MacLaine and Richard Crenna as John Goldfarb, poked fun at almost every pretension then afflicting America. One of the characters who did not make it to the movie was Rick Dixon, a would-be politician who slept his afternoons away on a leather couch as President of a private Southern California university. The campus was effectively run by the SMEDLEY IV computer, a machine that hummed lovingly to itself, gave occasional wrong answers out of a sense of obstinancy and possessed its own sense of humor. In a school rife with patriotism, it played the national anthem in every toilet stall, so the moment anyone sat down they had to immediately stand up again. My point is that when your mixer becomes your frying pan, when the chef becomes overly mechanized and thoroughly computerized, you run the risk of being laughed at. Other than that, it's a stunning appliance.

  2. If the temperatures are able to be low enough and carefully controlled, this would be a fantastic help when tempering chocolate.

  3. Mmm... Pastry creme.

  4. I can always count on KBCULTURE readers to post wonderful comments.
    Thank you one and all.


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