Nathan has been a “subscriber” of Cooks Illustrated for years. These are the incredibly effective cooking nutcases that do things like scientifically analyze everything in involved with making the perfect cookie. And I’ve got to tell you – they do a damn fine job of it.
Since it’s pre-turkey-day today, its my time to think about some serious cookery. Pies (pumpkin of course, and made from scratch – not that canned squash crap), roasting bird prep, and thinking about how I’m going to make the gravy are all on my mind. A few evenings ago, I went to Metro Market to get all my supplies. They completely rock by the way – because they’re the only place where you can still FIND pie pumpkins right now. I got a couple, of course – they’re baking down now. But I also picked up a copy of Cooks Illustrated. It had an article on something that I’ve always had trouble with – making an excellent pie crust: Foolproof Pie Dough.
So tonight I think I’ll be trying it out. I’m going to need at least two crusts, maybe three – depending on how much pumpkin bakes out… Nathan will be proud!