The Boastful Baker

because every cook praises her own broth

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75.365 : Hard Working Tools

I found this questionnaire/meme on the Brownie Points blog. I pretty much never do these things. I avoided the Facebook 25 Things meme. Yet I’m answering this one AND posting it on my blog. Apparently I’m more than willing to talk about myself when the topic relates to food.

Here’s the quiz as copied from Brownie Points. The questions as I copied them are in bold, my answers are not in bold.

If you post this on your site, please give that site credit!

I’d also love to see your answers here on my website!


Metal or non-stick? Metal. Most of the time. I use mostly Calphalon anodized aluminum pans without a non-stick finish.

Cast iron or stainless? Cast iron. I’ve never really cared for stainless. Not even as a teenage cook.

Cutting board: silicone or wood? Silicone for actual use because they can be thrown in the dishwasher. But I do have several wood ones for photography.

Knife: carbon steel or stainless? Carbon steel. Wusthof Classic.

Kitchenaid or hand mixer? Mostly the Kitchenaid. But I do like the hand mixer for some things…like small batches of frosting.

Cooktop: gas, electric, induction? Electric. Sigh. I dream of having gas.

Side-by-side, freezer on top, fridge on top? Side-by-side. A big huge but not very expensive one. When people visit our house for the first time, the size of the fridge is often the first thing they mention.

Apron or whoops? Whoops. I have a lot of grease stained shirts. I do own aprons but I never remember to wear them.

Mashed potatoes: by hand, ricer, or mixer? By hand with a potato masher and then with a fork. I like the chunks.

Sandwich or wrap? Sandwich. Wraps are okay but real bread will always win with me.

PB & _________ ? Chocolate. Or celery sticks. Not jelly. I don’t like PB&J sandwiches. I don’t think I liked them as a kid.

Pancakes: syrup or applesauce? Syrup. Real maple syrup. Preferably grade B. People put applesauce on pancakes? I truly was not aware of this.

Cake: scratch or mix? Scratch. It’s really not that hard and they taste so much better.

Chili: beans or no? Beans. See my old blog post about chili.

Napkin: cloth or paper? Cloth. This is a fairly recent choice I made to be less wasteful. They’re also a lot prettier.

BBQ: takes the whole weekend to make or take out? I wish I could say that I always make it from scratch. But I can’t. It always tastes much better from a hole in the wall bbq joint.

Chicken: white or dark? White. So much so that as a kid I was an expert at finding the white meat in a bucket or tray of fried chicken.

Ice cream: cone or dish? No real preference. Usually a bowl at home. And a waffle cone when I’m actually at an ice cream shop.


  1. Haha. I have tons of aprons too but somehow always forget to wear them. So I too have loads of stained shirts.

  2. I’ve had you as a contact on flickr for a while, but I never found your blog until now. I love it!! I’m gonna copy this soon! 😀

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