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12 Alt-Milks for Today's Alt-Bros

I now know it is possible to try to offend every segment of Chow readership without using the usual sacred cows. Or Nazis. Or humor. Neat trick.

about 18 hours ago
MplsM ary in Features
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My Aplogies, but I Need to Vent About America's Test Kitchen

If you are using an ad blocker, try disabling it. While ATK etc is good at spam, the offshore cheapo temps who write their web code are not very bright.

The Degradation of Chow / Buzzfeed Ripoff

It's been gone "for now" for years. Many have asked when it will be reinstated. I've given up hope that it will ever reappear. As I've been asked to keep my attitude "positive," I will say it's easy enough to copy recipes found within discussions and keep them for yourself.

Member and Chow staff recipes are a wonderful resource. I wish they could be centrally located, but it seems this is not in the cards. For now.

1 day ago
MplsM ary in Site Talk

Beast: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

It's the lines after the deconstructed cheesecake sentence I most appreciated: "A cushion of whipped vanilla cream lies under a landslide of shattered digestives with a few berries in mourning. And all of this is served with huge solemnity and seriousness." He then goes on to reaffirm how silly it all is.

As much as I appreciated him on Top Chef Masters, it is in print Jay Raynor truly shines.

Beast: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

Wonderful. He is deserving of the nickname Acid Raynor.

Oct 19, 2014
MplsM ary in Food Media & News

Ladies, Stop With "Getting Out My Aggressions"!

Hmmm. Chicken, meet egg.

Oct 19, 2014
MplsM ary in Not About Food

Ladies, Stop With "Getting Out My Aggressions"!

I do know someone who relaxes by baking bread and smacking the dickens out of the dough. Sure, she could take a walk, but in the dead of winter for her this is her therapy. She also gets satisfaction out of having an edible end-product.

Remember the movie Waitress? Here's a link to all the pie names... http://techlifeweb.com/all-the-pies-o... My favorite is "Kick in the Pants Pie" It's not unreasonable for people to use different tools to deal with frustrations. Cooking is therapy for a lot of people.

As for the ways men and women are portrayed on Food Network, should they ever figure out what kind of channel they actually are, I might start to take an interest. For now they are just stumbling around trying out anything they think ALL people will watch and getting it wrong. I think they have weird expectations of their hosts to try and appeal to everyone. If they figure out that niche programming could be a good path, maybe all the jewelry and cleavage will be put aside. And yet, people will still be pounding dough saying that phrase to which some take exception.

Oct 19, 2014
MplsM ary in Not About Food

Ladies, Stop With "Getting Out My Aggressions"!

This does not bother me in the least. Julia said it back in the day. I've heard Booby Flay say it too. So what?

Isms that bug me? Classism, racism, ageism, sexism... Will these be solved via food television? No. Is this sexist? No.

If that's how these folks take out their aggro, that's fine by me. Could be it's simply not very attractive to whack the spit out of something on camera, and that's their kneejerk explanation. Again, fine by me.

Oct 19, 2014
MplsM ary in Not About Food

Ladies, Stop With "Getting Out My Aggressions"!

Yeah, isn't that what the internet is for?

Oct 18, 2014
MplsM ary in Not About Food

Top Chef Boston - Ep. #1 - 10/15/14 (spoilers)

I wouldn't count on that. If there's money to be made, they'll create the Top Chef food festival tour (Buns N Roses? Get'cher t-shirts and bacon jam here!). Might not be a bad way to troll for new cheftestants.

Top Chef Boston - Ep. #1 - 10/15/14 (spoilers)

You rule. Here's your crown. ♕

Recently Replied to Top? WTH Happened?

Could you add this post as a link in the "i" informational links at the top of Site Talk? A lot of people seem to have this problem, and your picture is very helpful. Thanks.

Oct 17, 2014
MplsM ary in Site Talk

Top Chef Boston - Ep. #1 - 10/15/14 (spoilers)

I thought it was smart. If i was invited as a fan and knew she'd be there, I'd want one of her biscuits. Jaime was known for always cooking scallops, not for making scallops anyone enjoyed.

Oct 16, 2014
MplsM ary in Food Media & News

Login panel broken

Actually what computer people say is "If it ain't broke, there's bound to be an enhancement request."

Oct 16, 2014
MplsM ary in Site Talk

Top Chef Boston - Ep. #1 - 10/15/14 (spoilers)

My only complaint about Richard is that I think we're going to hear "Can we talk about..." quite a bit. Funny the first time, seemed a little snotty the second. I can only imagine my reaction the zillionth time I hear this phrase.

Oct 16, 2014
MplsM ary in Food Media & News

Top Chef Boston - Ep. #1 - 10/15/14 (spoilers)

Oh my. Seems they're trying to monetize the recipes through blueapron.com. $%^&*@#!

Oct 16, 2014
MplsM ary in Food Media & News

Top Chef Boston - Ep. #1 - 10/15/14 (spoilers)

I like the transparency in judging. It's good for the contestants to know how they are being judged. This judging style also helped me remember and connect with more of the chefs. With such a large starting lineup, I appreciated this change. I also like Richard's oddball take on the food.

I didn't understand Katsuji's ingredient choices. He brags about having one of the few kosher Mexican restaurants in the world and then he cooks with pork, cheese and seafood? Yes, I know - he needn't keep kosher competing on Top Chef. It came across as ingenuous, but maybe he had no idea those ingredients wouldn't go together.

Children in fine dining restaurants? Watch this video

Ooh. How wonderful. I read the books before seeing the first movie (I usually do read books before seeing a movie). How clever and cool!

Oct 14, 2014
MplsM ary in Food Media & News

What products at Trader Joes to avoid?

I disagree. Having a "no way" thread is valuable to me.

I'll pile on. The cornbread mix is so sweet it's actually corn cake. Could be frosted for a b-day cake, should never be served with chili.

Oct 14, 2014
MplsM ary in Chains

Whiskies for Fall

Taking your advice in a sideways direction, I decided I will refill my bus pass and head to The Lowry. While I'm sure B & the B is an excellent establishment, as a vegetarian I'm just not down with the whole meatitude of the place. If I were to venture on this journey with a group, I'd go along and try not to be a pain. But, I don't really know anyone who's interested in whiskies, so I'll be flying solo. The Lowry has food I can eat without fuss and a good assortment of whiskies.

Here's the drinks menu. Any tips on where I should start on my first visit? http://www.thelowryuptown.com/drink/

Thanks to all for your very helpful suggestions.

Oct 13, 2014
MplsM ary in Spirits

V and V what's for dinner, autumnal edition

Do you have a brand name for the green curry paste? I like spicy!

Oct 13, 2014
MplsM ary in Vegetarian & Vegan

Cry more noob

There is not much leeway given new posters. Once upon a time a newbie came on the Minneapolis St. Paul board and dared to suggest Olive Garden as a recommendation in a thread looking for Italian restaurants. Try as I might (with my nonexistent power to vanquish dickheads both real and virtual) to shield this poor soul, that was their one and only post.

As for the disenfranchisement, I think a lot of it has to do with how Chowhound is now being managed. Personalization in dealing with community members departed with Jacquilynne. It sucks. I'm holding onto the last vestiges and am operating on sense memory of Chowhound past, not as it is today. When I snap out of it, I'll probably take a powder, too.

Oct 13, 2014
MplsM ary in Site Talk
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Meta Discussion on Trader Joe's Threads

Mobile devices surpassed desktops for web usage earlier this year. Desktops will someday be work only machines. http://searchenginewatch.com/article/...

Oct 12, 2014
MplsM ary in Site Talk
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I think I have a garlic intolerance, anyone else?

Actually I'd pin the problems on tzatziki. lactose intolerance has those symptoms.

Oct 12, 2014
MplsM ary in Special Diets

Meta Discussion on Trader Joe's Threads

I think that's overstating things a bit. Being rude or abrupt is not the same thing as being a bully.

Oct 12, 2014
MplsM ary in Site Talk

Meta Discussion on Trader Joe's Threads

I agree context is important. Can we also agree that posts consisting of "Yum," "YES!," "Thumbs Up," "Me Too," etcetera do not bring context that could not be had by simply clicking recommend?

Chow has gotten better at delivering data quickly. Not long ago, threads with over 200 posts were too big to open. Now that threshold seems to be around 400 posts. After 400, I find I have to just stop following a thread.

One reason I started this topic is that the really dense months of November and December are soon approaching. Do the holiday items threads help stem the tide of reaching 400+ posts per month?

I thought we could brainstorm the so we can all keep participating and enjoying the TJ's threads.

Oct 12, 2014
MplsM ary in Site Talk

Why Is Carla So Loud On The Chew?

On The Chew, they seem disparate characters thrown together for a show that has a little food content. On The Kitchen, they are also different from one another but come across more as a group that seem to like each other and like to tackle the different bits they're given to work on. Food Network seems to tailor the segments to show off their particular skills, and the round-robin way of presentation seems to work well for them. On The Chew, I get a whiff of disdain in their interactions and for some of the content they present, which does not make for good viewing.

Oct 12, 2014
MplsM ary in Food Media & News

Beyond meat?

I had the Simply Balanced Mushroom Miso Meatless Turkey for dinner. I actually think they use Soy Curls, not Beyond Meat. The packaging looks like Beyond meat, the innards look and taste like Soy Curls.

It would be really good over noodles or rice. Just plain it was a salt bomb. For a frozen dinner - thumbs up.

Oct 11, 2014
MplsM ary in Vegetarian & Vegan

Children in fine dining restaurants? Watch this video

To vampires! What a great toast.

Why Is Carla So Loud On The Chew?

Shows how old I am... my first thought was "How can Frank Oz's kid be a jerk?" Voice of Fozzy Bear and Yoda?

Oh, Mehmet Oz. I get it now.