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You might like Jana Hunter, she's in the same vein, think I had her and Newsome on a playlist together.
Blank Unstaring Heirs of Doom: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzP5ju1CF_9onb_QXbxhnIISUk917bjmO
My knife skills should be a lot better than they are but I never had any desire to excel as a mindless kitchen drone. If I had a great knife I'd do much better. I'd guess that I've spent the better part of a waking year if my life with a chef knife or meat cleaver in my hand. You can't help but get better when you have one in you hand for 30 hours of a 40-50 hour work week.
At one time I worked at a restaurant that had all you could ear fajitas. No one worked that station more than two days a week because their hands would get so fucked up from holding a cleaver for hours on end. My right arm looked like Popeye's my left looked like a normal guys arm who never worked out. People would laugh at it when I'd show them. At the end of a shift I could neither open or close my right hand until the next morning.
I remember the despair of the entire Harvard football team coming in for fajitas mid shift.
You would be a perfectly useful kitchen drone in a week. In a month your knife skills would be way better. The competition not to suck makes people who care get better super fast.
I have 2 La Creuset dutch oven pans. They are awesome.
I have a few All Clad Blacks but only use them when I'm getting all serious. Otherwise I use some decent mid grade cookware. Nonstick work good for about a year if treated with great care. You can't get them as hot as other pans or you'll damage the coating over time, not great for saute. I still have a nonstick fry pan, I guess it's a bad habit that I should get over.
I have a variety of knives but only use a mid grade chef knife for everything. I dice garlic and core tomatoes with a chef knife. I would drive chefs mad on the job refusing to use pairing knives but my fine knife skills are good and I'm fast when I need to be so in the end they just let me use my chef knife and left me alone. You only "need" a chef's knife an a bread knife but there are about a million posts on the internet telling you otherwise.
I like Bittman's how to cook everything as a starting place for what I'm going to make but I have a ton of cook books and a decade+ of Cooks Magazines that I go to for ideas. Cook books are there mostly for ideas.
My kid loved that movie.
Maybe you kid is a Selkie? I'd keep my eye on her.
If you have any hope that your daughter will have the joy of playing music with real competence someday you need to expose her to her lots of it.
When my kid was a baby we used to play her hard minimalist Detroit techno to put her to sleep. It would knock her down for a nap like hitting her with a tranquilizer dart.
I'm jealous of your skill.
A guy who comes into my shop sells a part on eBay for whatever model of hobby car he has that he makes himself. The part wasn't in stock anymore he made his own version and was happy enough with it that he sells it to others.