I can only change my life one recipe at a time.
I realised this at the weekend. I had been listening to some people talking about the Instant Pot on a podcast and I knew as I heard about it’s efficiency and it’s multiple uses that I would not be buying one.
I would have, once, not that long ago. I would have signed up, immediately, for what works for other people.
But I have learnt this thing about myself – my soul is reset making tuna casserole – and new products and methods don’t take account of that.
On a Monday morning, or after a holiday or any busy change of routine, my soul is reset in the kitchen making the food of my childhood, with the same recipes and types of utensils that my mother used.
I am not sure how much I am enriched by multi-use. I am not sure how much I am enriched by ‘smart’. I am not sure if the answer to a fast-paced life is something quick.
So Instant Pot, you may be the ‘Smart Multi-Use, Programmable Pressure Cooker
designed by Canadians with the objective of being Convenient, Dependable & Safe’… but I am the slow, one-thing-at-a-time, mother of 2, raised as a Mullan on Japanese food in Ireland, with deeply engrained tastes and habits and I’m just not ready for you yet.
I have a new recipe to try this week, one that is new, but familiar, if you know what I mean?
I listen to this pitch on the Instant Pot, and I think to myself, I’d love a new saucepan.