In the series Fear of Frying: Culinary Nightmares, food reporter Nina Barrett has done her part to tame some of the tasks that can make entering the kitchen so unnerving. She’s tackled knife sharpening, party throwing and egg boiling.
When someone says, "Oh, that’s too schmaltzy for me," they’re probably referring to something overly sentimental. That’s what the word has come to mean. But schmaltz is a Yiddish word for chicken fat.Schmaltz is also one of Nina Barrett’s kitchen phobias.
On Thursdays, Eight Forty-Eight presents the series Fear of Frying: Culinary Nightmares – in which various kitchen phobias are explored as well as how to get over them. For this installment, Nina Barrett takes on a dangerous assignment: She picks up a knife.
On Sunday, many will be celebrating Easter by decorating a few eggs. But there’s more to hard boiled eggs than tossing them in some hot water.Nina Barrett knows boiling the perfect egg can actually be intimidating.