What single ability do we all have? The ability to change.
–George Leonard Andrews
There’s not much to this contraption –the pressure cooker — and you can pick them up on the cheap just about anywhere. I happen to have picked this one up at Wal-Mart. But as a tool for cooking tougher (which usually translates to cheaper) cuts of meat, quickly, you’ll find no equal. Now, I’m originally from the great state of Texas, and I love a mouth-watering, long-cooked brisket as good as anybody. But in about an hour — or, in most cases, less; the ribs below took 40 minutes — I can have a good-tasting brisket with enough leftovers for breakfast and lunch the following day. That’s a compromise I can easily live with. The out-of-this-world stuff will always be there waiting for me. And now, having “sacrificed” in the interim, when I do come across those special treats, they’re just all the more special.