March 7, 2009

You know you’re a cooking geek…


…when you buy 50 pounds of wheat gluten at once.

And when someone thinks your name is “Watt”, I guess.

As an aside, how can anyone make any money on this? It came from freakin’ GERMANY. So you’ve gotta grow the wheat, rinse out the gluten, package it, ship it across the Atlantic and most of the US, and then sell it to the end user (me) after going through several middlemen for $85?!?

Not that I’m complaining, but that’s astounding to me. I guess the fact that I can buy 25# of flour (which I also do on a regular basis) for $6 is equally amazing – that’s what, 70,000 calories or so? For $6? Crazy.