Defrosting the Work Ethic After the Pandemic

During this pandemic, I learned how to cook steak. One of the most important steps I learned was not a step at all. It was to bring the steak to room temperature prior to cooking.

Just take it out of the fridge and do… nothing. Just, wait. Give it time. The steak reaches room temperature on its own, left to its own devices. I found that even if you skillfully season it and fry it, it won’t be to perfection if the steak was not “ready.”

I know when I emerge from the pandemic, after almost a year on ice and on the shelf, it’s going to take me some time to warm up and come to temperature. But, once I am ready, bring on the spice and the sizzling feast!


a pan of food on a plate