I will admit that I am addicted to my Ipad. I read ebooks off of it, connect with my email, Facebook and various social media, blog, take quick photos, utilize it for library duties, even give Accelerated Reader tests to my students on this device.
Sometimes I prop it up in the my kitchen (carefully) to cook from, or watch a cooking demo by my hero , Martha Stewart. All the while, nervous of errant splatters, or granular sugar scratches appearing on the screen. Ultimately, I prefer my traditional paper cook books, many of which are stained with flour and memories of the dish and the occasion it was prepared for. Or with whom is was prepared with……often I think of my Grandmother Rivier when I pull out her cookbook and read her hand written notes in the various margins. See previous post, click here.
Thankfully, Williams and Sonoma are keeping up with the societal shift to the Ipad, by offering a kitchen stand, blue tooth speaker and splatter screen cover in their Christmas sales catalog. Tech savy cooks can consult a recipe , watch/listen to cooking demos, crank on a tune from their Spotify channel…and perhaps a panicked Facetime consultation with Mummy (in Canada) when the yeast is not rising properly….all while whipping up supper…without fears of cooking spatters on said electronic device.
Further proof of the Ipad’s cemented integration into our daily lives. Maybe, I would like one? St. Nicholas, are you reading this?