I started this website to help people get cooking and to put them closer in touch with their food. While do we want to make your cooking easier, most of us here at The Kitchn get excited if a reader says they hung out in the kitchen and cooked all day.
But this week I had to draw the line. For four straight days, the temperature climbed to 100 degrees in New York City and throughout much of the country. Like most people, I didn't feel like cooking.
So I did something you might think was nuts: I got out the slow cooker and cooked an eight-pound pork butt.