Saturday, February 16, 2008

I Bought a New Frying Pan

I bought a New Frying Pan.

This may seem like a small thing to you.

But to me, it is HUGE.

About 8 years ago, after returning from a trip to Italy, I bought an extmemly expensive Cuisinart pan for one specific purpose - to make fish for guests.

I had figured out a particular way that I wanted to prepare white fish - basa, cod - and that I wanted a special and really good pan for that task.

So I don't use that pan for any other pirpose and I never use it just to prepare a simple dinner for myself.

So...I had this drawer...

You know because you have one just like it. Admit it. A kitchen drawer in which lie about 7 useless, decaying, crumbling, burnt pans of various sizes, vintage and stages of rot.

The one pan amongst those that I did use regularly fell apart in my hands the other day.

Remember that Jerry Seinfeld once said that men use underwear until it just evaporates and floats away into the air like spores.

This is akin to the disintigrating kitchen pan phenomenon.

So...forced at last to act...I THREW OUT ALL THE F---ING OLD PANS!!!

I am so proud of myself. I feel so cleansed and relieved, I even scrubbed and cleaned the drawer.

I prepared it lovingly for my brand new pan. There it now sits. Gleaming, smiling, shining waiting for my first home dish.

You too can find this peace and satisfaction. Yoga is good, Tai Chi is excellent. Bridge, Mah Jong, photography, all good.

But empty that drawer, kids. I tell you...

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