Sep. 10th, 2010

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Cooking is all seat-of-the-pants and improvisation. Half the time, I start chopping ingredients before I'm quite sure what it is I'm making. You have to be flexible and adapt to the available ingredients and tools. It's like swordfighting in that respect.

Baking, however, is like sorcery. There is a precise, detailed incantation you must follow to the letter even if it makes no sense, for it is the accumulated wisdom of those who have come before you and paid horribly for their mistakes. Miss even one tiny detail, and those delicious brownies will instead become a savage, eldritch horror that shatters sanity and scours taste buds.

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