[thechat] Handling a knife like a pro (was: Cooked carrots)

Judah McAuley judah at wiredotter.com
Thu Feb 27 15:16:01 CST 2003

Madhu Menon wrote:
> At 07:37 PM 27-02-03, Alan McCoy wrote:
>> Really. We just got a new set of really nice cutlery and I'd love to
>> learn
>> to handle a knife like the pros...or at least like Elektra in Daredevil.
> There was once this 13 year old boy who had just got his first wok from UK
> thanks to his kind father. The boy, a total novice, was nevertheless eager
> to learn the fine art of Chinese cooking. Study hard he did, devouring
> books on Oriental cooking and watching every cookery show on TV to learn
> from the masters. A show that he found particularly fascinating was "Yan
> can cook" by chef Martin Yan. He was spellbound by Yan's ability to wield
> his cleaver so effortlessly, as he minced garlic in under 10 seconds and
> sliced through vegetables without even looking at them.

I loved watching Yan Can Cook.  He had an atrocious sense of humour
though.  The puns were truly awful.  I did care a great deal for his
aprons which often featured bad puns.  My favorite was always the apon
which said: "Wok Your Dog"


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