Wednesday, December 9, 2009


OMG! Looks what she's done!

A Side Note About Exotic Salt

When I said I "cook with" Maldon sea salt, I did not mean that I toss it in the water with my pasta, or use it to brine my turkey. Sea salt is a finisher--you put a little of it in when you're done cooking and ready to serve, or toss it in cold dishes. If your recipe calls for salt at the start of the process--though with a few exceptions, I'm agin' it--use kosher or ordinary table salt. A box of sea salt should last you at least six months, unless you're serving a crowd every night. Some of my correspondents were a tad confused on this, so I thought it was worth clarifying before some unhappy soul tossed three tablespoons of fleur de sel into their pasta water, and came looking for my head.
Sure, Megan. You wrote this to help your commentors and not because you looked like an idiot.

I wish it were somehow provable, because I would bet any money you want that she was using it directly in her cooking until this post got her a ton of emails explaining that she didn't know shit. Why else would she write this:
If you use expensive salts for flavoring your cooking (or putting on top of your food), a wooden salt keeper can keep them from getting too humid and clumping together.

She can't admit she's wrong about ANYTHING.


Downpuppy said...

Anybody can write something unclear.

Only McMegan can pull the exact same "I was misunderstood" routine on everything from salt to Taft-Hartley without being told to find another job.

NutellaonToast said...

She wasn't being unclear. She was being exceptionally stupid and is lying about it now to seem less so.

She said "in your cooking or on top." I am at a total loss as to how someone could write that and not mean what she claims she didn't mean.

Downpuppy said...

All I'm sayin's, this is the NORM for Megan.

Or openly declare that if unions didn't stop issuing reports in favor of a higher minimum wage, the administration would have to revisit Taft-Hartley?
So I pointed out that Taft-Hartley is toxic to the max & got:

Megan McArdle (Replying to: Downpuppy) October 20, 2009 3:01 PM
You are reading "revisit" as "repeal" rather than "make stronger".

or remember the 1000 bp surtax?

or another 50 examples you can dig up with no big effort.

Clever Pseudonym said...

Ohhhh! Maybe she'll go on one of those highly entertaining tears where, after someone calls her out for being wrong about something, she writes about four or five posts in a row trying to clarify over and over why everybody just misunderstood her point. I LOVE those.

I'm also taking this, clarification of everyone's misunderstanding as possible proof that, despite her claims to the contrary, she reads FMM and Susan's Snark, where Susan pointed to a very thorough CI article on the subject of these special salts.

I gotta say it again. Nutella, I'm amazed she hasn't banned you yet. Hell, she banned Susan just for politely pointing out she was wrong about something. Maybe that's the key -- Susan was always very calm and very civilized in her comments, and you're pretty rough and honest and can be brutal at times*. It's like she wants to say "see? Everybody who criticizes me is an unhinged meanie."

*That's not criticism, BTW. I understand how her stupidity, arrogance, and poseurness can inspire rage.

NutellaonToast said...

The internet is a place to be unhinged unrepentantly.

Mr. Wonderful said...

Damn. And here I've spent all this time being hinged repentently.

Anonymous said...

I knew she didn't know what she was talking about when she didn't note the glory of bacon salt.

Clever Pseudonym said...

Megan must also be writing the menu for The Atlantic's dinners.