Just call me Theo Huxtable. I think he was the one who never finished what he started, moving from guitar lessons to tennis to some other obsession. I get this. I get it for free. It comes with my personality. I might be passionate, but I’m also fickle. I get wrapped up in want, to the point where all my energy is directed at that one "must" whether it’s wanting to decorate our mantle, needing mesquite flour to try a new chocolate chip cookie recipe, or wanting to learn the art of "cryovacking" or sous vide (meaning, under vacuum). I once had a peach at one of Thomas Keller’s restaurants that was the consistency of flan. I MUST recreate this. I want to turn watermelon into the texture of meat. I NEED to learn this. It’s incredible, this pressure cooking, vacuum packing of foods infused with marinades. Thomas Keller has a new book out on it, and I MUST HAVE IT! There’s always something. I don’t feel I’m really able to rest fully until I KNOW that something is taken care of. It’s to the point, sometimes, where I love my well-stocked pantry to the point where I don’t want to use anything in it because that would make it, once again, incomplete. I just love knowing that it’s all there, at the ready.
It’s why I’m now obsessed with having the following items: The $399 eiPot, which I cannot find anywhere yet. And a rice cooker with Sous Vide Magic. And I’m in the market for a panini press, rice cooker, slow cooker, and pressure cooker. I want to hold out for the eiPot. They say its release is this month, but I cannot find information about it anywhere aside from a few articles saying that it’s coming out in November, dammit.