Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Where I Gush About Welder's Gloves
It's been all the rage for a few years now. Silicone this and that for grabbing pots, for baking, silpats (Silpats (tm)) for lining baking sheets..but those hot pads? Never really won me over. They were bulky even though they were relatively thin. I cannot tell you how many cookies I ruined when I grabbed a tray from the oven--and because there's no real "feel" to be had when using them, I didn't realize I was mushing a cookie in the process.
I complained about this once at WineLover's Kitchen Forum run by my friend Robin Garr. Celia on the forum mentioned she discovered welder's gloves: soft, thin-enough-to-feel-through gloves that make it easy to grab just about everything. Brilliant! says me...and the next thing I knew, Celia had wrapped up a pair of gloves and popped them in the mail to ME. No mean feat when she lives ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD. No, seriously. Celia, foodie friend (though we've never met), sent gloves to the states with friends who then posted them to me... (and anyone who would do that would be a GOOD GOOD friend!)-- Either way: Impressive and touching.
So imagine my delight when I see the color...orangey-red AND the tags: Celia's own : Fig Jam and Lime Codial. Such a neat little personalized touch.
And even better than all? They work. Fabulously well. These are just about all I will ever need. Ever. The photo isn't the best one of the gloves, but I wanted the tag in the picture! (That's me making Julia's Boeuf Bourguignon, which I HAD to have post Julie/Julia.)
Thanks, Celia. And for anyone reading? Go follow Celia's own foodie adventures at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial. (For the post where she talks about discovering said gloves, go here.)