Like hikers and walkers the world over, all of us rely on lightweight cooking utensils that are easy to carry and easy to wash.
And unfortunately, these characteristics are only available, at present, with aluminium (or if you’re in the USA…aluminum!) cook ware.
All my pots, pans etc are made out of this stuff, aside of one or two stainless spoons I carry, out of habit more than anything else.
But what I noticed a few days ago when I was drying my pots gave me one hell of a fright….take a look at those photos below….it’s a paper tissue that I used to wipe dry my cooking pot.
And no, that isn’t dirt or anything else on that tissue….the pot was sparkling clean, with just a little water left on it’s surface……that is aluminium residue coming off with every wipe! So every time we cook in our pots, a little of that aluminium gets mixed into our food….
And you should know that aluminium residues coming off during cooking have been implicated in several problems, including Alzheimer’s disease.
So what do we do? In short, that’s a damn tough one to answer!
Throw away all our aluminium pots and pans, and what do we cook in then?
Unless we buy stainless steel stuff, but of course, that’s gonna make a change to how much we can carry, as I think I’m right in saying…correct me if I’m wrong somebody….that steel is heavier than aluminium, weight for weight.
Did someone mention Teflon? That’s been implicated with cancer recently…!
Anybody have any ideas?