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美国国家公共电台 NPR Do 'Hipster Cooking Gadgets' Spoil Comfort Of Cooking?

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Do 'Hipster Cooking Gadgets2' Spoil Comfort Of Cooking?

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You may have spent a lot of time in the kitchen lately, laboring5 over your Thanksgiving meal or maybe feeding a brood of relatives in for the holiday. Perhaps you use conventional cooking tools - spatulas6, ladles, graters. Or perhaps you use some state of the art flashy device like a crepe batter7 trowel spreader or a home macaroon-baking kit4. If it's the latter, Keith Blanchard would like a word. He is the former editor in chief of Maxim8 magazine and the author of an article that appeared in The Wall Street Journal last week called "Why Hipster Cooking Gizmos Are Killing9 Cooking." He joins us on the line.

Thanks for being with us, Keith.

KEITH BLANCHARD: Thanks for having me, Linda.

WERTHEIMER: So why are hipster cooking gizmos killing cooking?

BLANCHARD: Well, there's something that runs afoul of the comfort side of comfort cooking when you bring in this sort of hipster-influenced individual gadget1-related cooking, where suddenly everything has 54 ingredients and it's Stumptown this and artisanally hand-folded that.

WERTHEIMER: (Laughter).

BLANCHARD: It's very funny, and we pole a lot of fun at hipster expense. But I think there really is something to - if you make artisanal cake pops at home because you tried them in a new bakery...

WERTHEIMER: As opposed to cake.

BLANCHARD: Exactly. That's what I was going to say. When you make cake, we have to get plates out, and we have a shared experience all together around the table. But when you hand out cake pops, everyone can disappear back to their corner and tap away at their screens by themselves.

WERTHEIMER: (Laughter) Now, you just spent Thanksgiving with your relatives, right?

BLANCHARD: That's correct. That's right.

WERTHEIMER: So you didn't do the cooking. I wonder, did you inspect the kitchen for hipster gizmos that might have crept into the making of your meal?

BLANCHARD: I did, indeed, to make sure that it wasn't polluted by such gadgetry10. And the only thing I found that was sort of interesting - 'cause I had never considered it this way before - but the turkey baster itself is kind of an individual gizmo, if you will. Right? We don't call it a meat baster. It's really just for this one single purpose. But yeah, they're very traditional cooks. And - I didn't see any evidence of creeping hipster-ism (ph) there.

WERTHEIMER: Kitchen - but, you know, kitchen gadgets are popular holiday gifts. Now, I try not to buy one, as you say, if it only does one thing. But did you find any gizmos that you particularly don't want to receive?

BLANCHARD: I don't want to receive a mini donut maker11 or a waffle stick maker or a cronut maker or any of these kind of gadgets that only have this one purpose because now I'm in for storing and maintaining a new item that I'll probably use twice the first month and once in the three-month period after that and then let go forever. One gadget that exemplifies exactly what I don't want for Christmas, even as a stocking stuffer, is the dedicated12 three-prong sausage pricker14.

WERTHEIMER: I don't think I (laughter) understand what that is.

BLANCHARD: Well, you know, when you're grilling16 sausages, they can burst unappealingly or unattractively, let's say, on the grill15 if you don't prick13 them first. But we already have a dedicated three-pronged sausage pricker. It sits to the left of every plate in America. So I'm not sure why I'd need a separate...

WERTHEIMER: Called a fork (laughter).

BLANCHARD: That's right, exactly (laughter).

WERTHEIMER: Keith Blanchard wrote an article for The Wall Street Journal which is called "Why Hipster Cooking Gizmos Are Killing Cooking."

Keith, thank you.

BLANCHARD: Thank you very much, Linda. It was nice to be here.


1 gadget Hffz0     
  • This gadget isn't much good.这小机械没什么用处。
  • She has invented a nifty little gadget for undoing stubborn nuts and bolts.她发明了一种灵巧的小工具用来松开紧固的螺母和螺栓。
2 gadgets 7239f3f3f78d7b7d8bbb906e62f300b4     
n.小机械,小器具( gadget的名词复数 )
  • Certainly. The idea is not to have a house full of gadgets. 当然。设想是房屋不再充满小配件。 来自超越目标英语 第4册
  • This meant more gadgets and more experiments. 这意味着要设计出更多的装置,做更多的实验。 来自英汉非文学 - 科学史
3 browser gx7z2M     
  • View edits in a web browser.在浏览器中看编辑的效果。
  • I think my browser has a list of shareware links.我想在浏览器中会有一系列的共享软件链接。
4 kit D2Rxp     
  • The kit consisted of about twenty cosmetic items.整套工具包括大约20种化妆用品。
  • The captain wants to inspect your kit.船长想检查你的行装。
5 laboring 2749babc1b2a966d228f9122be56f4cb     
n.劳动,操劳v.努力争取(for)( labor的现在分词 );苦干;详细分析;(指引擎)缓慢而困难地运转
  • The young man who said laboring was beneath his dignity finally put his pride in his pocket and got a job as a kitchen porter. 那个说过干活儿有失其身份的年轻人最终只能忍辱,做了厨房搬运工的工作。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • But this knowledge did not keep them from laboring to save him. 然而,这并不妨碍她们尽力挽救他。 来自飘(部分)
6 spatulas 03f9fa938c451d301225d23333b35f09     
n.(搅拌或涂敷用的)铲,漆工抹刀( spatula的名词复数 );压舌板
  • Monica and Chandler's kitchen has 7 spatulas in plain view. 从平面图上看,Monica和Chandler家的厨房有7把锅铲。 来自互联网
  • Other than the above, we also supply Silk Screen Printing Machine, Mesh, Film, Squeegee, Spatulas etc. 本公司除供应质优产品外,另外还经营各种印刷器材如丝网印刷机,网纱,网框,菲林,胶刮,调墨刀等。 来自互联网
7 batter QuazN     
  • The batter skied to the center fielder.击球手打出一个高飞球到中外野手。
  • Put a small quantity of sugar into the batter.在面糊里放少量的糖。
8 maxim G2KyJ     
  • Please lay the maxim to your heart.请把此格言记在心里。
  • "Waste not,want not" is her favourite maxim.“不浪费则不匮乏”是她喜爱的格言。
9 killing kpBziQ     
  • Investors are set to make a killing from the sell-off.投资者准备清仓以便大赚一笔。
  • Last week my brother made a killing on Wall Street.上个周我兄弟在华尔街赚了一大笔。
10 gadgetry bd058f3270e6f2184e2ff31a05104bce     
  • His desk is covered with electronic gadgetry. 他的书桌上摆满了各种电子装置。
  • Then why not just take back all your fancy gadgetry? 那你怎么不把这堆玩意给我撤了? 来自电影对白
11 maker DALxN     
  • He is a trouble maker,You must be distant with him.他是个捣蛋鬼,你不要跟他在一起。
  • A cabinet maker must be a master craftsman.家具木工必须是技艺高超的手艺人。
12 dedicated duHzy2     
  • He dedicated his life to the cause of education.他献身于教育事业。
  • His whole energies are dedicated to improve the design.他的全部精力都放在改进这项设计上了。
13 prick QQyxb     
  • He felt a sharp prick when he stepped on an upturned nail.当他踩在一个尖朝上的钉子上时,他感到剧烈的疼痛。
  • He burst the balloon with a prick of the pin.他用针一戳,气球就爆了。
14 pricker a5287e6c14393120cba9872a5f2b7356     
刺(戳)的人; 松煤杆; 划虚线器
15 grill wQ8zb     
  • Put it under the grill for a minute to brown the top.放在烤架下烤一分钟把上面烤成金黄色。
  • I'll grill you some mutton.我来给你烤一些羊肉吃。
16 grilling fda9f429e8dac4e73e506139874fd98f     
v.烧烤( grill的现在分词 );拷问,盘问
  • The minister faced a tough grilling at today's press conference. 部长在今天的记者招待会上受到了严厉的盘问。
  • He's grilling out there in the midday sun. 他在外面让中午火辣辣的太阳炙烤着。 来自《简明英汉词典》
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