Admittedly, I'm a little kitchen appliance crazy. First it was the Kitchen Aid mixer (love you!). Then it was the Cuisinart food processor (I hardly know you, and yet also love you!). This week it was the yogurt maker (thank you, Holly!) but now... its the Thermomix. I don't understand how it works, but it is clearly the best thing ever. First of all, everyone in Spain uses them. Second of all, its a food processor, a blender, a mixer, a scale and a COOKER all in one! You can make entire complicated meals all in one vessel. It weighs the food for you, it toasts breadcrumbs and stirs risottos, it blends ice into snow and you never need to touch measuring spoons or dishes again.
I mean, I like measuring spoons and dishes, but come on! This thing sounds so amazing! Upon reading about it, I have been shaken to the very core. I feel that it is not fair that I don't live in Europe, and am mad that America doesn't prioritize cooking the way Europeans do. Take me for example. Why do I not have:
A selection of sherry's and vermouth's on hand, always, for cooking and drinking?
A rich national history (like, centuries) of culinary accomplishments?
A working knowledge of the metric system (baking by weight is so much easier! Why didn't we just go with it?)
Ok, I'll stop. Im feeling a little jealous of Spain today, but it is not productive. It's just that...I just want to make this one recipe, and its in spanish and uses weight measurements and I'm VERY FRUSTRATED. I will carry on, and also make bread. I will also, some day, own a Thermomix.
Wish me luck.