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What's for dinner?


#621

Those winter mornings when it’s all dark outside, and the flame under the coffe pot keeps you company before the smell starts to spread out…


#622

Looks like only we two get the joke … :wink:


#623

I can imagine that. Unfortunately, in Germany, electrical (and perhaps nowadays induction) are very much the norm. The first time we rented a flat for vacation and were greeted by a gas stove was quite exciting. After managing to turn it on without blowing up the house, I quite liked it, however. It’s a different kind of cooking when you can apply the heat at will (although I thought induction was maybe also more responsive than electrical? never used it so far, but yeah, once a pot is hot, it will stay hot).


#624

Well, theoretically, induction is like gas. You change the heat at your will. I think you probably have to get used to the new pots, rather than the new hob. Electric is different. It has much more latency in getting hot and cooling down.


#625

When you’re used to gas, where lowering the flame has an instant effect on the heat provided, switching to electric has that problem: the transitions are smoother. If you have some particular recipe where after N minutes you switch from high to low flame because whatever, you can’t do it the same way on electric. The first time you try, you’ll burn your food. You need trial and error to understand how and when to lower / increase the heat to cook correctly.

But when you learn and get to know your stove, then it’s fine. I feel that on electric it’s easier to cook on low heat. And I might be wrong, but I think the heat is better distributed on electric.

By the way, the fact that it stays hot even after turning it off is sometimes an advantage. You can keep food warm just by leaving it there after cooking. Or maybe you’re done cooking the first course and can re-heat the second course by putting the pan on the turned off stove while you serve and eat the first course.


#626

Or save energy by turning it off before the meal is done. For example you can turn off the plate before the water is boiling. Then there is still enough heat in the plate to boil the water.


#627

BEHOLD.
The legendary iced bun, ruler of all it surveys…


#628

Preparing for Sauerbraten

This will now sit in the fridge until next weekend. Then I’ll post results.


#629

Cake pops for the upcoming birthday of my daughter :smiley: I hope they taste as good as they look.


#630

Excuse me, I have to confiscate these cake pops :female_detective:


#631

Making spaghetti with meatballs. I hope I don´t have to spit them out again in ten minutes when the election results are in! :crossed_fingers:


#632

I look at the Greens and Katharina Shulze (another Kate! :slightly_smiling_face:) with interest: from what I’ve read, they chose a clever political position.


#633

Even on gas if you’re cooking on a strange stove you should just lift it up if you want to get rid of heat. :slight_smile:


#634

Ooh, picture please! Even if you do spit it out.


#635

There is NO other. :smirk:


#636

Even or especially? :smirk: You naughty one.


#637

That’s the typical nightmare of an italian mind about a German cooking spaghetti! :laughing:


#638

It´s tasty and fills me up, everything else I don´t care for, you food snob. :it:


#639

Hahaha, I just like to tease your good sense of humour, Milan :wink:

Btw have you ever seen this? :grin:


#640

Mm yum! Are they pork?

How dare you, I am a lady! :smirk: