I was following a Parmesan chicken recipe, which called for putting the Parmesan mixture on "top" of the boneless breast, and then baking the chicken. The first few times I made it, I covered both sides with the mixture. Tonight, Shu said it means only the side facing upwards. I thought "top" meant both sides because aren't they both the top of the breast? Now, if the bone was still in, I'd get it.
Anyway, Shu was clearly right. It was much better tonight than in the past. I suppose everyone here agrees with Shu?
Despite the plethora of imitations, his were the best! Gary Larson and Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson quit while they were at the top of their game, which makes sense in a way - but I miss them both!
Kidding aside, that instruction was weird. What is the top of a boneless breast: is it like the sound of one hand clapping? Most recipes don’t jibe w/the way my mind works either. I almost always end up studying them for a while, re-writing them “my way” into my recipes folder, then amending after first trial.
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Ah, the ambiguities of trying to agree on directions with a two-dimensional representation of a three-dimensional object. There's top as in "toward the head" and top as "toward the front." Medicine avoids this by distinguishing up/height as "superior (caudal)" from up/front as "anterior (ventral)".