Monday, July 12, 2010

I have a new book obsession!

After reading half the sample on my Kindle, I purchased On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen. I'm very taken with this book and I've only read a portion of the first chapter on dairy. It's a $30 e-book (holy crap balls!) but I think it's going to be well worth it.  I already understand why adding lemon juice to milk provides a decent substitute for buttermilk, and not only that but that I could easily make my own buttermilk. How crazy is that? I could make fresh buttermilk and have delicious homemade pancakes on the weekends! And I'd even be able to butter them with my own freshly made butter.

I even have a willing test subject for my future experiments. That's right, I'm looking at you Eric. :)

I think I might have missed my calling. I get so much more excited about cooking and the science of cooking that I might actually rival Alton Brown when it comes to enthusiasm. I can only imagine how excited I'll be to reach the chapters pertinent to baking.  My head might explode from the veritable treasure trove of knowledge that book provides.

In other news, I went for my first run of my new training plan today, and I even used my newly calibrated Polar footpod.  It was about 85° F but felt more like 90°F with the evil humidity.  The first 2 miles weren't so terrible because the sun was hiding behind some clouds which looked like rain clouds, but no dice.  It would have been pretty good if it'd rained. I love running in the warm rain, it's one of life's simpler pleasures.

Oh and I did run by a small cluster of geese about nine minutes into my run. I shook my fist at the f'ers because there was goose crap everywhere on the sidewalk. I can't wait until the bastards leave for the winter.