Serious Eats: Talk
I'm pretty sure that I'm rebellious by nature. Conflict doesn't bother me. Cooking can be an area that seems to be all about rules and the "best" way to do things. Sure there are hard and fast rules when it comes cooking, but not as many as some would suppose. I'm constantly being told on shows or books that the "right" way to crack an egg is on a flat surface. I REFUSE!!! Whenever I have cracked an egg on a flat surface, it gets egg on the counter... Is it really so hard to crack it on the side of the bowl it's going in (which will have to be washed anyway)? I don't know when the last time was that I pushed a shard of shell into the egg that I had to take out of the bowl. So I say "Go and boil your bottoms, you sons of silly persons!"
Is anybody with me? What rules do you flaunt? Or are one of the people who feels that rules were made to be followed?