Anyone from Goucher might remember a Bon Appetit certain staff member by the name of Quincy. For those that don’t, I sincerely apologize you have missed out on the most epic cooking of your life. Back at Goucher, there is a dining hall called Stimson, that despite being a bit…odorous…hosted a brunch every weekend featuring an omelet station. Since graduating, I’ve come to miss the omelets and the friendly staff…but since I have eggs in my fridge and I was hungrier than usual this morning, I decided to try and make an omelet.
So what I discovered in this process, is that Quincy of Bon Appetit is either a conjurer of fabulous omelets, or I am a terrible cook. So, the omelet I am used to seeing depart the omelet station looks something like this:
Upon starting, I hit my first bump in the road when I decided to actually taste the ‘salt’ and ‘pepper’ that had been left by the previous tenent:
So since I’m a curious person, I actually tasted the ‘new salt’ and have come to the conclusion that whatever substitute is in there came straight from the depths of hell. After that, I opted out of tasting the ‘perfect pinch’ and found a few salt and pepper packets I’d snatched up from a diner a while back instead. As I set out to cook, I set the fan on my stove to ‘low’, and was instantly greeted with discontent shrieks from the smoke alarm. I grabbed the entire skillet, slammed the fan onto ‘high’, and hid the smoking mess under the hood fan until the shrieking stopped. What departed my skillet looked a bit more…well, sad:
Discoveries of the day?
I am either a terrible cook, or Quincy is a food magician
Setting the fan on ‘low’ isn’t sufficient to keep from setting off the smoke alarm
‘Nu-Salt’ does not taste like salt and is putridly disgusting
I don’t know what is in the McCormick ‘Perfect Pinch’ spice shaker, and I’d rather not.Have any other recent grads (including non-Goucher) had any kitchen mishaps lately? Let me know in the comments!