Yes, I know, random topic is most random, but that's what Thinky Thursdays are for - they are all about my random brain :) Welcome to this week's instalment.
Single Use Kitchen Utensils - Yes or No?
I have wanted one for ages, but all the ones I saw were too expensive, but then Morissons had one for £2.99 and I was sold. I used it for the first time on Monday for an egg salad and I love it.
It started me thinking about single use Kitchen Utensils and how some people think they are a waste of space. I can't remember who, but I recall watching a cooking program where someone went on and on about how they were pointless. (Feel relieved, my other possible topic was underwear, and not the sexy kind).
In this case I think they are wrong. Yes I can use a knife to slice an egg. In fact I have been doing that most of my life.
The egg slicer does it better and quicker.
The knife sticks to the yolk and makes the egg fall apart. Not once when using the slicer on 3 eggs did this happen on Monday. I ended up with three perfectly sliced eggs ready to lay out neatly on our salads.
You could probably use the slicer to slice other soft things, but really, it's only real function is to divide eggs into nice even bits. I think it is worth it's place.
I love my multi-tools like my knives, my mandolin and my mouli, but sometimes you just need a specific tool for a specific job.
I think this principle spans out into other areas too, not just kitchen utensils. I can even link it to books - watch me! :)
Sometimes authors try too hard to please everyone. This is IMPOSSIBLE. Not everyone is going to like you choice of topic or your genre or even your writing style. Pick up any book, even the most famous ones, and you'll find someone who doesn't like it.
The secret is finding your niche, because if you don't love what you write no one else will either. Then investigate your genre and tailor what you love to your market to attract as many people as you can. Strive to be the best you can be, but remember you are not a multi-tool - you cannot do everything for everybody.