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Lots of little ideas about food things you can use for any holiday gift including your own kitchen.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Larry Eiker
1. Here goes a tour through a kitchen. You see why kitchens are getting bigger and bigger.

2. To glide under fish, seafood, eggs or crepes to prevent tearing while turning you need an angled turner and a slotted fish turner. They are also ideal to turn multiple smaller foods at one.

3. You can pressure cook, steam, sauté brown and simmer seventy per cent faster now with electric pressure cookers. Roasts, ribs, soups and specialty dishes are easy to prepare this way.

4. Add ingredients without creating a mess -- even when the mixer is running with a break proof bowl that features a drip less spout and easy-grip handle. This is a perfect way to keep your counter clean.

5. You need a sauté pan with deep sloping sides to caramelize onions, sear chicken, meat or vegetables. The caramelized taste adds great flavors to many recipes.

6. When starting out in the cooking world, set is really needed when moving things from a good cook wear the oven to the grill pan or from the kitchen to the dinner table. There are at least ten different cookware pieces so look at exactly what you need for they will stay with you the rest of your life.

7. The list goes on and on. Crepe pans, teakettles, egg poachers, sauce pots, food slicers, home made pasta makers, indoor grill/griddles, knife sharpeners, electric skillets, blenders, food processors, hand mixers, blenders, coffee brewers, sorbet, frozen yogurt and ice cream makers, popcorn makers, rice cookers, hot gloves, meat lifters, potato ricer, grease separator, carving board, carving set of knives, covered roasters, potato masher, thermocouple thermometer, electric knife, convection oven, toaster oven, slow cooker, lasagna pan and lid, pizza stone, French fries w/o oil sheet, motor and pestle, spatter screens, asparagus pot, egg poacher, nonstick jelly roll pans, portion scoops, mixing cup set, measuring spoon set, cookie cutters, pastry brush, spatial for mixing, rolling pin, canister set, kitchen towels, strainer set, lots of bowls, slicer and corer, oven guards to prevent burns, mini pie pan kit, scales, spring form pan, nut cracker, cookie sheet, sheet pan, hand blender, food chopper, skimmer, tongs, solid spoon, pasta serve, whisk, ladle, zester, slotted spoon, ice cream scoop, can opener, bake wear set, muffin pan, cake pan, loaf pan, tube cake pan, fluted cake pan, square cake pan, round cake pan, deep dish pie pan, cheese plane slicer, graters, juicers, egg slicer, apple slicer, garlic press, easy-grip multican-0pener, colander set, sink strainer, liquid soap foam pump, zester/grater, salt and pepper mills, soup spoons, Panini maker, meat pounder/tenderizer, mandolin cutter, caste-iron skillets, wine rack, wine glasses, pub glasses, appetizer plates, wine opener, canister set, silver wear of all sorts, pineapple slicer, a great knife set, scissors, scraper, peeler, coffee pot, thermal carafe, French press, toaster, butter dish, butter spreader, egg cooker, omelets spatula waffle maker, soup spoon, spatulas, butter boat, juice glasses, coffee grinder and last of all two hundred cook books and food magazines and a copy of the Wednesday Daily Dunklin Democrat, page four under opinion for Eiker's Burgoo of Food Ideas.

You see now why people go out for dinner and why they should be selective and critical on what is served to them. It is your money and spend it the way you want for great food and entertainment.

I read where the City Council is getting ready for the Holidays by raising their salaries. They should put that raise into a fund and change the form of government to a City Manager Form of Government for Kennett. Obtain a good educated, young hard working city manager from a university that has a Masters Program in City Management or Government and let him or her go to work and watch the results grow. No, I don't mean what they have now with a Mayor and ten member council with a weak city administrator who can not really do anything but draw his salary and carry the Mayor's papers around.

Sorry I got out of line but it is hard for an old city manager to keep his ideas to himself. So I do it with food ideas.

Have a Happy.

Larry Eiker is a Kennett resident who enjoys

traveling all over the world and experiencing great food, while bringing some of those ideas back home to the Bootheel to share with others.

Larry Eiker
Eiker's Burgoo of Food Ideas