The power of suggestion
Like many if not most regular posters I have a well supplied kitchen, although I can always find room for the right addition. I noticed a couple of days ago I read the thread on Jacque Pepin's knives and found that the suggestion took, and my petty knife, probably the most neglected knife in my block, was coming out a lot more. When cynsa and trewq were rhapsodizing about caneles on the home cooking board, bingo, I had to make caneles. How much do posts prompt you to pull out a neglected tool or go back to a recipe from the distant past?