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What Is America's Worst Restaurant Chain?

The worst chain is actually Checkers. Went through a drive thru last year. The burger was cold and foul tasting. The fries smelled as if they had been cooked in rancid oil. I have a big appetite and I can get down on a Whopper, Big Mac and other other fast food items - I was not able to eat anything from what I ordered at Checkers.

Sep 02, 2014
plowthor in Features

Bacon

Hey, don't let all that bacon go to your head.

Aug 13, 2014
plowthor in General Topics

Bacon

Just wondering what other people have to say about this. Am I the only one that's a little sick and tired of people being so obsessive over bacon?

It just seems like the "everything is better with bacon" philosophy is just way overused these days. I get it. It's salt, smoky, sometimes sweet, etc...it's an easy way of adding flavor to things.

Is anyone else a little tired of this popular obsession?

Aug 13, 2014
plowthor in General Topics

50 Things to Do with Sriracha

Wow, sounded like an interesting top...So basically you just put it on stuff and mix it in stuff. It's a sweet and spicy condiment that goes well with many things. Big deal.

Apr 10, 2010
plowthor in Features

general fruit/juice reduction recipe?

Play it by ear with with the whole sugar to liquid ratio...some people like things less sweet than others...have a tasting spoon by your side...don't burn your tounge!!!

A really simple recipe I like is juicing a carrot (maybe even buy good quality carrot juice) and reducing it with a little sugar or curry orange juice and then incorporating butter (maybe even a slurry) into it.

Good luck!

Jan 19, 2009
plowthor in Home Cooking

Leftover Osso Buco kept out all night

It depends what temperature the meat was left out at. If it was left out in a very cool place, maybe there is a chance it is okay. I've been known to eat stuff I retardedly left out overnight...haha.

Jan 19, 2009
plowthor in Home Cooking

Why Do Onions Make You Cry?

The only REAL way to avoid crying while cutting onions to use a VERY sharp knife while cutting very FRESH (certaintly not refrigerated) onion.

Jul 06, 2008
plowthor in Features

anything new in the White Plains/Port Chester/Rye area?

Brazen Fox is a beautiful place. Almost brasserie-esque in its interior design. I ate brunch there a few weeks ago and I had the shepard's pie. It was made with beef, not lamb. The mashed potatoes seemed to be powder based (and virtually unseasoned). Definitely not nothing special, however, I would like to give them another chance for dinner sometime.

Scarborough Fair vs. Jackie's Bistro: Smackdown

I respect that Jackie's Bistro is a family run business and I do respect their attempt at trying to recreate the feeling of a real "french bistro". The service was very pleasant. The food I found to be mediocre...which I could have dealt with if I didn't have to go through a half an hour of jaw pain due to MSG...I found this to be very uncomfortable and I couldn't get the check fast enough.

Mac'n pocket

I think whoever posted this recipe has the right to post it...C'mon, trashy food can be cool sometimes. The fact that someone can rig this contest is more of an issue with Chow than anything else.

Feb 19, 2008
plowthor in Recipes

Smoked Duck Pizza with Hoisin

I think if one did use those smoked duck substitutions, like prosciutto or smoked salmon, maybe hoisen sauce wouldn't be your first choice as a sauce/flavor element...I think that would be totally nasty...Would you think that's nasty or what?

Dec 20, 2007
plowthor in Recipes

leftover flank steak

Dear Message Board,

I grilled some flank steak today in celebration on Labor Day. However, my family and I didn't finish all of what I cooked (about 1/3-1/2 of a steak leftover).

I was wondering if anybody had any ideas of how I could reuse this steak in a different way...I was thinking of making a BBQ out of it...Is flank too tough a cut for that?

Any input or ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Sep 03, 2007
plowthor in Home Cooking

Humus hummus hummous

Dear Message Board,

Thank you so much for your replies! You have raised some good points!

Sep 03, 2007
plowthor in Home Cooking

Humus hummus hummous

Dear Message Board,

I've been purchasing Sabra brand humus from the supermarket for the last year or so. I find the smooth and creamy texture of Sabra is only surpassed by its totally awesome flavor...my favorites are roasted red pepper and lusciously lemon.

I was wondering if anybody had a recipe or a method of achieving that great texture and consistency Sabra has so excellently demonstrated. Can this only be achieved by the experts themselves?

Sep 02, 2007
plowthor in Home Cooking

rate my plate, por favor

I know what you mean about the peppers.

Jun 26, 2007
plowthor in Home Cooking

rate my plate, por favor

I was messing around in the kitchen today and plated the same dish in two different ways. If anyone has any constructive criticisms or advice on how I could do things better, please post your responses.

It is the the most recent post on this site:

http://foodunderworld.blogspot.com/

Jun 23, 2007
plowthor in Home Cooking