But something told me this would be different.
How could ebelskivers be wrong? Were we so different from any other family in Newburgh, N.Y.?
"Ebelskivers are now a weekend tradition in our home." - Newburgh, NY. (Excerpted from "Nordic Ware," by Williams-Sonoma)
What did the overpriced cookware catalog family have that we didn't? Other than a $39.95 nonstick pan designed with seven deep wells to ease the batter into the traditional ebelskiver shape? And possibly the accompanying set of ebelskiver turning tools? ($12.95)
There was only one way to know for sure. But first I had to overcome the deep skepticism of a family easily spooked by exotic cookware.
Could they even be persuaded? What sort of literary tie-in could be folded into the experience? What exactly is an ebelskiver? I had to know...
Coming Next Week Or Possibly the Week After That: The shocking and somehow completely predictable conclusion of "We Are Thinking of Buying an Ebelskiver Pan."