Friday, December 7, 2012
Reading Note: NPR on the dangers of Tea Drinking and Pressure Cookers
Recently I read two delightful articles on the NPR blog that discussed topics that have come up on this blog. The first was on the"dangers" of tea drinking for 19th Century Irish women. Apparently if "women had time to sit down and enjoy a tea break, this must mean they were ignoring their domestic duties and instead, perhaps, opening the door to political engagement or even rebellion."I am going to be thinking that as I savor my tea today! The second looked at pressure cookers and more specifically why they are less common in American kitchens.The great article includes some wonderful recipes to get first time pressure cooker users started as well as this lovely line describing the sound that a pressure cooker makes as it warms up, " wheezing like an asthmatic cobra." I have never ever actually heard an asthmatic cobra but it does convey how dangerous a pressure cooker can sound when its in action .