Cooking for One paella and more
Good afternoon, Rangers! It’s less than a week until Christmas: Do you have your holiday menus set yet? Have you stocked the liquor cabinet to keep Uncle Ed good and primed? Are all the cookies baked and stored, ready for the assault of canada goose uk shop sticky kids’ hands?
We can talk Christmas dinners, cookies, cocktails, anything you want. Cathy Barrow (you might know her as Mrs. Wheelbarrow) will join canada goose coats on sale us to talk all things goose, while the Once And Future Boss Joe Yonan will discuss his party of one paella recipes. Jim Shahin will be on hand, too, to tell us how to give the “kingly meat” known as prime rib a smoky robe.
Of course, a few of the usual suspects will be here to answer your holiday questions: Jason on cocktails, Jane and Becky on just about everything. Bonnie, however, is AWOL, sadly; she’s spending the afternoon with Kojo Nnamdi, talking about cookbooks and gadgets (but not before answering a few questions!).
As usual, we have cookbooks to give away (perfect for regifting perhaps?) to the two best questions. So let’s get this thing started.
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Question The store says a paella pan bottom “is dimpled in order to spread heat evenly.” Does that mean it has air holes? Hard to tell from the pic and I’m guessing it makes a big diff in timing.
Thanks, Joe, and happy holidays! Looking forward to having you back in DC, hope you’re looking forward to returning!
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Believe it or not, it’s not unheard of. The folks at Ideas in Food mentioned the idea in a blog post a couple of years ago although they didn’t really report on how the whole thing went, which I’m taking as good news!
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From what I’ve read, the Post will have a new person in charge as Executive Editor next month and it may erect a pay wall sometime next year.
Change is not always good. So I want to take this opportunity to say your devoted followers don’t want anyone messing with the Food section or these free ranging chats!
If you need us to defend you, just let us know. If necessary, we’ll encase your offices in impenetrable fruit cakes or something to keep you safe.
What are the rumors? (The article about “your goose is cooked” is a coincidence ’cause it’s Christmas=time, not a metaphor, right?)
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Are there things you’d like to see us do more or less of, by the way?
Glad buy canada goose jacket you like the look of them! You can use stainless steel, but it’s best NOT to use nonstick, because you want to get that crispy edge to the bottom of the rice if possible, and for that, you actually want some sticking. Really, the most important thing is size (I’m resisting unseemly jokes here!); if possible, strive for a pan at around 8 inches in diameter. The ingredients need to be spread in a pretty shallow layer. (The photos that went with the piece, while prettier than anything I can take at home, show perhaps a deeper paella than I intended, FWIW.)
If you think you’ll be a paella for one devotee, spring (only $13!) for one of these individual paella pans made out of carbon steel from La Tienda. (The reason paella pans are so great for this, beyond the tradition and name and size is that they have dimples on the bottom that help disperse the heat, and the metal cools down quickly so the rice doesn’t overcook.).