Pots and Pans Crazy

Cast Iron Skillet

It’s hard to imagine a frying pan getting controversial but it did in one popular food blog. I’ve never met anyone who was so sensitive that the mere mention of a certain type of pan could send them ballistic and rabid. I don’t think I want to meet anyone like that.

The incident really caught me offguard. It’s a pan for goodness’ sake! Some people can afford better ones and that doesn’t prove anything so I cannot understand how having a certain pan can earn someone the label “elitist” – fortunate maybe, but elitist?

It also brought forth all my pots and pans fantasies back to the forefront of consciousness. It’s not unsound to have obssessive desires for pots and pans, is it? If it is, pardon me please. Seriously though, an obssessive desire for certain pots and pans does not make a loony out of us who obssess about it. Honestly.  To buy Food Pans visit PublicKitchenSupply.com

IMO, it’s all part of natural evolution. Just look back at man’s ascent (?) from those days we were all monkeys. As we evolved to become bi-peds, we learned to hunt and became nomads roaming the earth for the best game. Then we settled down and toiled the earth for our living. Ancient man must have come up with some kinds of tools for making the pre-civilization housewife happy. Otherwise, civilization would not have progressed to where we are now.

Do you know what implements they were using back in the Stone Ages? Stone probably, huh? Then came the other ages…Iron, Steel, Teflon…. The men of those ages all had to keep their mates happy as well.

As the Ages came and went, people got smarter and improved on technology so we could cook with better pans and hence, live better lives. Sometime inbetween those Ages, someone invented a fish fry pan that is nothing more than ingenious. I’m surprised it’s not popular in the fish-eating countries around Southeast Asia…..mmmm…another story there…

Eventually, people realized there are just pots and pans that you cannot improve on – these are the classics that will never lose their appeal whatever Age we discover ourselves in. These are also the pans every cooking nut out there is dying to own.

Here’s a list of all the dream pots and pans I’d love to possess one day:

1. Le Creuset Enamelled Cast Iron – the whole line in Flame or Red.

2. Copper Cookware from France – unlined. the whole line.

3. All-Clad Cop-R Chef Line – the whole line.

4. All-Clad Fish Skillet – in stainless steel with the fish turner.

5. Copper Fish Poacher – 18- 24 in. long

To put things in perspective, I’ve lived without these things the last forty-something years…and I’m pretty sure I can go on living another forty-something years without ever missing them. But then again, that’s what I told Spouse before we were married.