We are living in a gadget filled world. Gadgets, which are supposed to make life easier. They do sometimes. But many times they just clutter up draws and cupboards. Often in the kitchen.
A few years ago I spend a few days at a fazenda (farm) in Minas Gerais, Brazil. A very traditional affair.
In Minas they love bean dishes and beans are also a staple to meat and rice.
In this traditional kitchen, the women concocted the most delicious meals. Very traditional and without gadgets. Just like done for hundreds of years.
Should we all go back to this traditional way? I don’t think so. But it is good to be reminded that it is not the tool which counts, but good produce and the people, who work with it. Bon appetite.