A Christmas tradition in my wife’s family is to serve oyster stew on Christmas Eve, with the men doing the cooking. For years, this task fell to my wife’s Uncle George. One year he was humming along, [See the full post at: Uncle George and the (Pepper) Dragon]
I had a similar malfunction with black pepper. I was using a pepper grinder–one where the top is held down while grinding. It fell off and whole black peppers went into the soup. I fished out what I could, but that soup was still overly peppery. I discarded that pepper grinder and bought one with the grinder on the bottom.
This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by BakerAunt.
Enjoyed your blog, Mike, because I can relate to kitchen mishaps. When I was growing up I heard a saying that approximately went, “Too many cooks spoil the stew.” Your story made me think of that. Of course, in your case, the extra cooks may have saved the day, since you say the finalized Oyster Stew was, “more or less edible.”