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When do you send a drink back?

Sounds like a typical lame bar. The restaurant may be good, but not the cocktails/bartenders.

about 5 hours ago
JMF in Spirits

When do you send a drink back?

I'm assuming you've never had a real Mai Tai? Because they sure as heck have backbone, with 2.5+ oz. booze. The Jungle Bird is actually weaker than a Mai Tai, although with a nice bitterness from the Campari, offset by the pineapple.

The Jungle Bird really isn't that close to a Mai Tai. A Mai Tai is a blend of dark aged rums, usually a funky Jamaican and maybe some Demerara, Curacao or triple sec, lime juice, orgeat, and maybe a tiny bit of simple or muscavado syrup. No pineapple.

about 5 hours ago
JMF in Spirits

When do you send a drink back?

Yes, none of the drinks ordered require a blender.

about 5 hours ago
JMF in Spirits

When do you send a drink back?

ditto

about 5 hours ago
JMF in Spirits

Why do so many people hate Gin?

fantastic!

about 5 hours ago
JMF in Spirits

Have a recommendation for a good go-to bourbon or whiskey cocktail?

I would just go to several of the top tier SF cocktail bars and peruse their menus. Then pick a few to try.

about 6 hours ago
JMF in Spirits
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Your ‘Craft’ Whiskey Is Probably From a Factory Distillery in Indiana

If you name the Canadian small batch distilleries, I, or Chowhound sku, can tell you which ones distil themselves, and which don't.

about 7 hours ago
JMF in Spirits

Corn on the cob TOO sweet!

You haven't actually said anything factual to back up your weak assertions.

A GMO, a genetically modified organism, is an organism or microorganism whose genetic material has been altered by means of genetic engineering. That's genetic engineering, not breeding, crosses, etc.

about 7 hours ago
JMF in General Topics

To Flame or Not To Flame the Orange Twist

just another 1hw.

about 12 hours ago
JMF in Spirits

To Flame or Not To Flame the Orange Twist

Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

No one should use a liquid/zippo style lighter to flame an orange peel. So there should be no petrol odor.

A properly flamed orange peel, using preferably a butane lighter, or else a wooden match that has had the sulphur burn off, smells like charred orange oil. Most people find that pleasant.

about 12 hours ago
JMF in Spirits

could salt peter in sausage be bad??

Nonius, in today's market it is easy to find Instacure, not as difficult as it was six years ago when this was started, thanks to all the popularity of Rulhman, etc.

Why would you use saltpeter/potassium nitrate, when it's easy to find the much safer products?

about 15 hours ago
JMF in General Topics

Rucolino

Yes, fresh, as far as I can find.

When using fresh herbs sometimes blanching them is the way to go.

I have several hundred tinctures, most with dried botanicals, but many with fresh.

1 day ago
JMF in Spirits

Rucolino

So, only a week into this experiment and this is one of the most wonderful infusions I've made. This includes several award winning products I've put on the market. I'm going to have to start a large batch, maybe five gallon, and see where it goes.

1 day ago
JMF in Spirits

An Open Letter to Chowhound re: the new format

+

1 day ago
JMF in Site Talk

Introducing New Conversation Types

After my comments were deleted earlier today I decided that I won't even open any thread that is in the Q&A format.

1 day ago
JMF in Site Talk

Do you like or dislike the new format ?

AS Jason says, because I was the one who requested that the OP repost in discussion format, on the same thread, and got the same delete and email:

"Earlier today, someone requested that an OP repost their query in a discussion format as the Q&A format was horrid. I tried to encourage the OP to do so by enthusiastically agreeing with the request/suggestion.

Chowhound, of course, deleted my post saying,

On Jul 27, 2014, at 9:19 AM, moderators@chowhound.com wrote:

"We're trying to keep these Q&As focused on food as much as possible, rather than on discouraging people from using the new format, so we've removed this. You're welcome to provide additional feedback on the Q&A format in the Site Talk thread."

Well, I am providing additional feedback:

Dear Moderators:

Admit it: the new format sucks!

And for god’s sake, STOP taking little blue happy pills and deleting everything that doesn’t conform with a Valium-induced "everything is groovy" buzz!"

1 day ago
JMF in Site Talk
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Do you like or dislike the new format ?

What Jason said, "the Q&A format is so f****d up as to be useless!

I hate the new format . . . clearly created by people who don't regularly participate but are paid to think of fixing things that aren't broken."

1 day ago
JMF in Site Talk
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Introducing New Conversation Types

+1.

1 day ago
JMF in Site Talk

Introducing New Conversation Types

I don't mind if the blue heart stays, if, when the cursor is over it, instead of the pointing hand, it becomes a big old work boot. Then I can have fun stomping on the blue hearts all day long. I'll stomp on every blue heart on every thread and post.

Might be a good stress reliever... heart stomping therapy.

1 day ago
JMF in Site Talk
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To Flame or Not To Flame the Orange Twist

I've done the taste tests. Didn't you read that?

All of us were right, every time.

1 day ago
JMF in Spirits

Deep frying mars bars

Did you know that the Mars Bar in the US are different from those in the UK and rest of the world? Also a few other candy bars from Mars are different as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_%28...

(I worked as a consultant/corporate trainer/facilitator for Mars Inc. back in the late 90's. The Mars family didn't see eye to eye on a lot of issues. It was a pretty crazy experience.)

1 day ago
JMF in Home Cooking

Free Pour Vs. Jigger Method

Cool

Jul 26, 2014
JMF in Spirits

Introducing New Conversation Types

but it doesn't work. Folks still want to respond, so they do. But it isn't inline with the post they are responding to. So it is useless.

Jul 26, 2014
JMF in Site Talk
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Raised Bed Gardening in Galvanized Horse Troughs

Just make sure you use real styrofoam peanuts, not the new bio-degradable cornstarch ones. Otherwise there will be some major starch run off or clogging and the soil will collapse.

Jul 26, 2014
JMF in Gardening
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Raised Bed Gardening in Galvanized Horse Troughs

You might want to put something porous over the holes so the perlite doesn't wash out. Mesh of water permeable cloth or something that won't deteriorate over time.

Edit: I should read all the posts before I reply...

Jul 26, 2014
JMF in Gardening
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Raised Bed Gardening in Galvanized Horse Troughs

Fans also increase the strength of the stalks, so you don't get spindly, weak, plants.

Jul 26, 2014
JMF in Gardening

Do you have a favorite canned chili, spicy with no beans?

Hormel doesn't have real meat in it. It is all chopped and formed with added textured vegetable protein. If you cut the meat apart, it looks like a sponge.

This Q&A format is terrible!

Jul 26, 2014
JMF in General Topics

Introducing New Conversation Types

now that makes sense...

Jul 26, 2014
JMF in Site Talk

Introducing New Conversation Types

ditto...

Jul 26, 2014
JMF in Site Talk

Restaurant in the old Dobbs Ferry Train Station building?

Did the restaurant and bar ever open in the old Dobbs Ferry train station building?

Jul 26, 2014
JMF in New York State (exc. NYC)