From today’s Simple Pleasure, American Style:
“Chocolate, a perfectly delicious food, is now saddled with this heavy-breathing reputation. For the home cook, this means built-in performance anxiety. In search of chocolate desserts new and astonishing I have peeled hazelnuts, strained custards, whipped egg whites, and attacked innocent bars of chocolate with a chisel. “
The only thing I haven’t done is peel hazelnuts!
I even strained custard last night!