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W Balboos, GHB14-May-20 5:19
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The reason blunt tools are more dangerous is that you typically will be applying more force to get the to do the job which not only increases the chances of slipping (dangerous) but the damage done is rather horrid (ripped instead of sliced).

I'm not talking slow cooker - think more in terms of the Chinese cookery in a Wok. Slow cookers I use for that odd occasion where I'm making a lot of soup or to handle something that takes a long time to cook, such as dried beans. Great when it's appropriate but rather limiting.

Onions grow more-or-less pre-sliced. They're easily cut into rings (equitorial axis), curved little spears (other axis, after cutting at least in half pole-to-pole) and even easily diced. Cleaning is trivial - just peel off a layer. Of all the vegetables I'd consider buying pre-processed, they're probably the least likely.

The point is that those cooking shows are totally impractical for us mere mortals. For example, they always have all the fresh herbs available (not dried like the rest of us). They have no expense budget in a real sense - so they have an array of ridiculous, exotic, and costly oils for their preparation. Pepper always from an exotic grinder. Basically, they shop in a gourmet shop and fresh markets - because they have nothing else to do all day. Health considerations, such as in adding enormous amounts of butter to nearly everything, that's not their problem.

So, you watch them for hints. Flavor combinations and variants you may not think of. Then you cook in a manner that is realistic with ingredients that are practical and accessible.

Ravings en masse^
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