01 December 2012
During the holidays you may have experienced (or may soon) a phenomenon that I've come to call "Cooking Without Consequences." This occurs when someone in your household, in a flight of holiday fancy, imagines they've been transformed into a Food Channel superstar, or Julia Child. In this fanciful state of mind, a new breed of cooking takes place in your otherwise modest kitchen. Small glass bowls with appropriately pre-measured ingredients are set out in preparation. Large bowls, small implements, and motorized assistants appear for brief appearances in the dance of cooking.