I very much agree with you.Granted,these new cooking devices give an edge becoming quick and convenient for volume,but i still find myself doing whipped cream,mereng,bernaise with a whisk and bowl with pleasure ,for it keeps me humble
Old world cooking or using technology what do you prefer? - Page 2
Gear mentioned in this thread:
People probably asked this same question after new fangled egg beaters came out in the 1850's
My fave old tool is a "Mouli-Shredder".
Made in France. Seems to be tin. It has 3 disks of different sizes.
Given to me in 1988 by a woman born in 1900 and much worn (both the device and the woman).
Anybody takes that from me is doomed.
Yes, indeed, it beats putting whole nuts in a thick brown paper bag and then rolling the bag with a rolling pin. The little inexpensive electric grinders are ghastly for nuts.
Technology, as you suggest, is all relative.
Every year I make lots of English Style Christmas Puddings. I always mix all my ingredients by hand. Not just because this is how it was always done generations gone by in my family, but to also ensure every pudding get's the wish it so greatly deserves (another tradition in my family). I also use the same bowls that were used the previous year to steam the puddings in. There is so much emotion attached to particular products (especially the Christmas Pud) that it wouldn't feel right to do it any other way :)