Hello, hello! It’s me, Natalia, your favourite culinary instructor, writing you all the way from gloomy Germany.
It’s been only a few days since we are back to Europe, but boy, how I’m glad to be back.
Finally, there’s good access to bio products, tomatoes have flavour and eating romaine salad is not as scary.
If you’ve ever lived in North America, you know 😉
As I’m slowly adopting to the new country, I’m also getting back to cooking.
Here’re some recipes that I’ve played around with:
Ok, enough for the intro. Let’s get to it already.
A “definitely complete” family
Forget about the convenience of self-checkouts
The best method to roast a turkey this Thanksgiving
INDUSTRY NEWS DIGEST
New addition to the Gordon Ramsey family. Baby boy, Jesse James Ramsey. A family of 8 (including parents) is now definitely complete.
🛒 Backing Down on Self-Checkout
Just as we’ve all gotten used to fast check out at the store and not having to talk to people while shopping, the supermarkets decided to rock our world again.
Some major supermarket chains, like Costco and Walmart are thinking about backing down on self checkout, claiming that they are suffering losses due to increased shoplifting and misidentification of produce by customers.
Shops with self checkout lanes claim to have a loss rate of about 4%.
I don’t know how about you… but I personally think that removing the convenient self-checkout lanes and replacing them with human cashiers is a totally exaggerated reaction to the problem.
Supermarkets obviously won’t be able to replace each self-checkout machine with a cashier…
Otherwise losses will be even higher. As we all know, what big companies hate the most is paying people wages…
So that’s not going to happen.
What will happen, is customers standing in lines for hours to be checkout out by understaffed human cashiers.
I’m definitely not looking forward to go back in time to this.
COOKING METHID OF THE WEEK
🦃 Roasted Turkey by Julia Child Method
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
🔪 Making a $2000 Damascus Chef's Knife (Full Build)
And that’s it for this week!
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