Grilling season is here. Some of us are just a lot better and more innovative at it than others. Early tool development began with our need to compete for food. I think super primitive means of cooking outside like the one pictured above are some of the most elegant appliances we have. That thing probably does laundry too. Via the Meat Market in Great Barrington. (Heading there right now!!)
MAKE has this great post up about a Chicago cold storage building that had to be defrosted after 90 years of meatpacking service as part of its sale to bicycle company SRAM. The images are fantastic. Definitely take a look at the time lapse footage of the melting process:
I’m just sayin’.
Ultimately what I do in life is work to make processes of all kinds more efficient and enjoyable. It’s like a tick and it gets into everything from putting on my clothes to arranging work spaces. And so I’ve tried to make a career out of it. But anyway, I also love to cook– one of the richest processes in the human experience. And I love fried eggs. Runny yolk, cooked whites. So it should come as no surprise that the methods of Chef José Andrés get me totally psyched for breakfast tomorrow! Watch the nytimes slideshow. It’s a beautiful technique.