It's an iconic kitchen tool, yet it's oh so trendy right now - there's the crock pot girls and whole boards on Pinterest dedicated to
Miss Manning tells me that all the cool kids call it "slow cooking" aka "the slow cooker, not your grandmother's crock pot!" - um, if it walks like a duck....
But see here's the issue with me and crock-pots, my Yiayias didn't have them - my understanding was that only "white people" had crock-pots and they made bland mushy food in them, Greeks did NOT use crock-pots.
That's what the oven/dutch over and stove top was for.
I didn't grow up with them, no one in my family had them (still don't to this day) but these slow-cookers are popping up everywhere and for the first time in my life I'm actually thinking about buying one - this Cuisinart one in fact.
But what will happen if I do?
Will I lose all my cooking cred? Will I suddenly use processed cheese, canned cream of mushroom soup and make things with dumplings and canned peas in them?
[Sidenote: the above items are ingredients I can't help but recall on when I think of "white people" - aka non-Mediterranean style cooking - don't be offended, I can't help it!]
So, should I put all my stereotypes aside and take the slow cooker plunge?
I really do love me some chili spiced braised beef...