Posts tagged crepes
Bánh Xèo - Crispy Vietnamese Crêpe

I'm of the opinion that folks who don't like to try anything new might also have a slight kitchen phobia. Pots, pans and and cooking utensils are eyeballed suspiciously and rarely to be trusted. It's merely a theory that rolls around in my head. I have no way of proving it.

I have a lot of cookbooks (a LOT) and while I adore them all, there are truthfully very few I'm able to pick up and cook a recipe from flawlessly. At least the first time. This has little to do with the credibility of the cookbook author/chef or my abilities as a home cook (though let's be honest, the more we do, the better we become), and more to do with uncontrollable variables like ingredients, whether or not I have the recommended cooking equipment, and the fact that cooking times vary from one kitchen stove to the next.

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Buckwheat Crêpes

A couple posts ago, I'd mentioned one weekend where I went totally nutballs and tried THREE kitchen techniques which had either stymied me or that I was afraid of trying because the recipe was too difficult or involved or complicated or whatever other excuse I could come up with to keep from growing culinarily. I first posted about my success, at long last, poaching eggs. Today I'll share my fascination with earthy buckwheat crêpes and soon, I'll include the seafood paella.

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