Don’t just cook! Instead, consider:
- Al Dente: Italian term used to describe pasta that is cooked until it offers a slight resistance to the bite.
- Bake: To cook by dry heat, usually in the oven.
- Barbecue: Usually used generally to refer to grilling done outdoors or over an open charcoal or wood fire. More specifically, barbecue refers to long, slow direct- heat cooking, including liberal basting with a barbecue sauce.
- Baste: To moisten foods during cooking with pan drippings or special sauce to add flavor and prevent drying.
- Batter: A mixture containing flour and liquid, thin enough to pour.
- Beat: To mix rapidly in order to make a mixture smooth and light by incorporating as much air as possible.
- Blanch: To immerse in rapidly boiling water and allow to cook slightly.
- Blend: To incorporate two or more ingredients thoroughly.
- Boil: To heat a liquid until bubbles break continually on the surface.
- Broil: To cook on a grill under strong, direct heat.
This is one in a series of drawings I did for this month’s Believer Magazine by McSweeney’s. The series is titled, “If Cowboys Were Smaller.” I think tiny cowboys would do pretty well riding armadillos as long as they didn’t try to cross the road on one. (via Matthew Diffee’s photo “This is one in a series of drawings I did for this mont…”)