a good pan

This is a pan I did not want.
I wanted something with a bigger bottom and with shorter sides –
the sort of thing you’d fry the latkes in.

But this is a good pan.
It is good for braising. It is good for mixing a whole pound of pasta with a simmered, chunky sauce,
maybe with artichoke hearts in it.

It would probably be ok at frying latkes, too.

Washing it, I find it more manageable than my big big skillet.
It has a sort of comforting weight in the hands; it feels balanced.
Hands frothed with dish soap, fingertips wrinkled

I am filled with the pride of ownership.

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