Palmero’s Pizza Not-So-Organic Cooking Instructions
Posted by languageandgrammar on June 12, 2011
By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever
I know that all cooking instructions leave some room in the directions for the variability of ovens, individual done-ness preferences, etc., but Palmero’s Organic Pizza seems to have taken it to extremes.
Cooking instructions are “bake for 11 to 17 minutes, or until crust is light brown and cheese is melted and golden brown.”
The time range is wider than most instructions, and it includes a version of the standard “or until done” line. In addition, they include a note that “ovens vary, rely on appearance.”
And everyone makes fun of meteorologists (like me)?!?!?!! I’m not going to let this test kitchen get away with that.
They obviously have no idea how long it’s going to take; it might be 11 minutes (or less if your over runs hot) or 17 minutes (unless your oven runs cool), so why not just make it simple and go with 8 to 20 minutes or until done.
I will say this, though. Palmero’s is the best frozen organic pizza we’ve had, with plenty of cheese and a fresh-tasting sauce. So, if Palmero would like to send any coupons for free pizza to writers of wildly popular blogs who happen to like their pizza, check out our About Us page.
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